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Biographical Information
Other namesEmerwen Aranel (Q, "Princess Shepherdess")
TitlesRuling Queen of Númenor
LanguageAdûnaic, Sindarin and Quenya
BirthS.A. 873
RuleS.A. 1075 - 1280 (205 years)
DeathS.A. 1285 (aged 412)
HouseHouse of Elros
ParentageAldarion and Erendis
Physical Description
GalleryImages of Tar-Ancalimë
Tar-Ancalimë was the seventh ruler and first Ruling Queen of Númenor, her reign spreading over 205 years, longest after that of Elros Tar-Minyatur.[1]



When Ancalimë was four years old her father Aldarion left his family to return to the sea. When he did, his wife Erendis took Ancalimë from Armenelos to be raised in the pastures of Emerië. Ancalimë's only childhood companion was Zamîn and she saw few men. Her mother sought to feed her daughter with her own bitterness towards men.

She withdrew to the countryside of Emerië, rejecting all of the many suitors who sought her royal hand. While she was dwelling in the sheep-lands of Númenor she acquired the title Emerwen Aranel, which is Quenya for "Princess Shepherdess".

Though she rejected her courting nobles, she grew close to a shepherd by the name of Mámandil, but after a while Ancalimë was angered to discover that Mámandil was no shepherd, but another noble suitor, Hallacar son of Hallatan of Hyarastorni.[2]

Both Tar-Ancalimë and Hallacar were fifth-generation descendants of Tar-Vardamir, and the marriage was more one of politics than of love. The Queen aimed to produce of an heir in order to secure her throne from her first cousin Soronto. Following the birth of their son, Hallacar and Tar-Ancalimë lived apart. This enstrangement happened becouse the baby was a son. Ancalime wanted only daughters. Further marriage troubles ensued when Hallacar married all of Ancalime's handmadiens to their lovers. Tar-Ancalime had forbided them to marry.Following the death of her father Tar-Ancalimë neglected his policies and gave no further aid to Gil-galad.[1]

She was succeeded by her son, Tar-Anárion. She died in S.A. 1285, at the age of 412 years.[3]


Ancalimë (pron. [aŋˈkalime]) is a Quenya name meaning "Radiance" or "Most bright".[source?] See also Tar-.




  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor", Tar-Ancalimë
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Aldarion and Erendis: The Mariner's Wife"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Aldarion and Erendis: The Mariner's Wife", "The earlier generations of the Line of Elros"
House of Elros
Born: S.A. 873 Died: S.A. 1285
Preceded by:
7th King of Númenor
S.A. 1075 - 1280
Followed by: