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Tar-Amandil

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Revision as of 16:12, 5 August 2012

This article is about the third King of Númenor. For the the father of Elendil, see Amandil (Lord of Andúnië).
Tar-Amandil
Númenórean
Biographical Information
Other namesAr-Aphanuzir (A)
TitlesKing of Númenor
LanguageAdûnaic, Sindarin and Quenya
BirthS.A. 192
RuleS.A. 442 - 590 (de facto)
S.A. 443 - 590 (de jure)
DeathS.A. 603 (aged 411)
Family
HouseHouse of Elros
ParentageVardamir
SiblingsAulendil, Nolondil and Vardilmë
ChildrenEärendur, Elendil and Mairen
Physical Description
GenderMale
Tar-Amandil was the third King of Númenor. He ruled for 148 years, from 442 to 590 of the Second Age. Tar-Amandil was legally the third King, but actually its second ruler. His father, Vardamir Nólimon, declined to take the Sceptre upon the death of his own father, Elros Tar-Minyatur, and was only a titular King.[1]

Tar-Amandil had three children: two sons, Elendil and Eärendur; and a daughter, Mairen.[2] Just as his father had yielded the Sceptre before his death, Tar-Amandil abdicated in 590 and was succeeded by his eldest son Elendil, who would rule as Tar-Elendil. This tradition of renouncing the Sceptre a few years before death was observed by most of the rulers of Númenor until Tar-Atanamir.[1]

Etymology

Amandil means "Devoted to Aman" in Quenya (from -ndil "friend, lover, devoted to"). Like all the rulers of Númenor who took their royal names in Quenya, Amandil added the prefix tar- ("high") to his name when he received the Sceptre.

His Adûnaic name was Ar-Aphanuzir.[source?]

Genealogy

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Vardamir
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TAR-AMANDIL
 
Vardilmë
 
Aulendil
 
Nolondil
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Elendil
 
Eärendur
 
Mairen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Meneldur
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Tar-Amandil
House of Elros
Born: S.A. 192 Died: S.A. 603
Preceded by:
Tar-Vardamir
3nd King of Númenor
S.A. 443 - 590
Followed by:
Tar-Elendil

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Aldarion and Erendis: The Mariner's Wife", "The earlier generations of the Line of Elros"