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Revision as of 20:26, 2 August 2011

Tar-Ancalimon
Númenórean
Biographical Information
TitlesKing of Númenor
AffiliationKing's Men
LanguageAdûnaic, Sindarin and Quenya
BirthS.A. 1986
RuleS.A. 2221 - 2386 (165 years)
DeathS.A. 2386 (aged 400)
Family
HouseHouse of Elros
ParentageTar-Atanamir
ChildrenTar-Telemmaitë
Physical Description
GenderMale
Tar-Ancalimon (Q, pron. [ˌtaraŋˈkalimon], stem Ancalimond-) was the fourteenth King of Númenor. His name meant "Most Bright".

It was during Tar-Ancalimon's reign that the Númenóreans split into two factions: The larger portion called themselves the "King's Men", following the Kings in their growing opposition to the Ban of the Valar. Envious of the Eldar they began to forsake the Elven-tongues. Those who maintained friendship with the Eldar were called the "Faithful"; they continued to revere the Valar.

Despite their rejection of the Elven-tongues, the royal titles were still given in Quenya. This was done out of custom and for fear that breaking the time-honoured usage would create ill-fortune.[1]

Genealogy

Tar-Ciryatan
 
 
 
 
Tar-Atanamir
 
 
 
 
TAR-ANCALIMON
 
 
 
 
Tar-Telemmaitë


Preceded by:
Tar-Atanamir
14th King of Númenor
II 2221 – 2386
Followed by:
Tar-Telemmaitë

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor", Tar-Ancalimon