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Tar-Atanamir

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'''Tar-Atanamir''' (1800 - 2221 [[Second Age|S.A.]], r. 2029 - 2221 [[Second Age|S.A.]]), known as "The Great", was the 13th King of [[Númenor]]. He succeeded his father, King [[Tar-Ciryatan]]. His name means "Jewel of Man".  He was the first king to refuse to die willingly and give up the sceptre; death instead took him by force and thus his reign ended. Thus every king afterwards did not renounce his reign except for [[Tar-Palantir]].
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'''Tar-Atanamir''' ([[Second Age]] 1800 – 2221, aged 421 years), known as "The Great", was the 13th [[King of Númenor]]. His name means "Jewel of Man". He succeeded his father, [[Tar-Ciryatan]] and ruled for 192 years, from 2029 until his death. He was the first King that refused to willingly give up the Sceptre to his heir. Thus every King afterwards did not renounce his reign, with the notable exception of [[Tar-Palantir]].
  
Tar-Atanamir was the first King to speak out against the [[Ban of the Valar]], and to advocate opposition to the [[Valar]] themselves. He was also the first king who was unwilling to give up his throne voluntarily before his death, and to let himself die while he was still strong in mind and body.  His reign is thus generally considered to constitute the beginning of [[Númenor]]'s moral decline.
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Tar-Atanamir was also the first King to openly speak out against the [[Ban of the Valar]], and to advocate opposition to the [[Valar]] themselves. His reign is thus generally considered to constitute the beginning of [[Númenor]]'s moral decline.
  
 
He was succeeded by his son, [[Tar-Ancalimon]].
 
He was succeeded by his son, [[Tar-Ancalimon]].
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[[Category: Rulers of Númenor]]
 
 
[[Category:Númenóreans]]
 
[[Category:Númenóreans]]
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[[Category:Rulers of Númenor]]

Revision as of 19:49, 10 June 2006

Tar-Atanamir (Second Age 1800 – 2221, aged 421 years), known as "The Great", was the 13th King of Númenor. His name means "Jewel of Man". He succeeded his father, Tar-Ciryatan and ruled for 192 years, from 2029 until his death. He was the first King that refused to willingly give up the Sceptre to his heir. Thus every King afterwards did not renounce his reign, with the notable exception of Tar-Palantir.

Tar-Atanamir was also the first King to openly speak out against the Ban of the Valar, and to advocate opposition to the Valar themselves. His reign is thus generally considered to constitute the beginning of Númenor's moral decline.

He was succeeded by his son, Tar-Ancalimon.

Preceded by:
Tar-Ciryatan
13th King of Númenor
II 2029 – 2221
Followed by:
Tar-Ancalimon