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Tar-Ciryatan
Númenórean
Biographical Information
Other namesAr-Balkumagân (A)
TitlesKing of Númenor
LanguageAdûnaic, Sindarin and Quenya
BirthS.A. 1634
RuleS.A. 1869 - 2029 (160 years)
DeathS.A. 2035 (aged 401)
Family
HouseHouse of Elros
ParentageTar-Minastir
ChildrenTar-Atanamir
Physical Description
GenderMale
Tar-Ciryatan was the twelfth King of Númenor. He succeeded his father, Tar-Minastir and it was said that he might have persuaded him to do so against his will.

With a great fleet of royal ships he traveled to Middle-earth, bringing numerous treasures back to Númenor. Though a powerful king, Tar-Ciryatan oppressed the men of Middle-earth and scorned his father's yearnings for an alliance with the Eldar. Those were considered the first signs of the Shadow's passing over Númenor.

He abdicated in 2029 and was succeeded by his son, Tar-Atanamir.[1]

Etymology

Ciryatan literally means "Ship-builder" in Quenya.[2] Its Sindarin counterpart of this word is Círdan.

Genealogy

Isilmo
 
 
 
 
Tar-Minastir
 
 
 
 
TAR-CIRYATAN
 
 
 
 
Tar-Atanamir

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor", Tar-Ciryatan
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Index of Names"
Preceded by:
Tar-Minastir
12th King of Númenor
II 1869 – 2029
Followed by:
Tar-Atanamir