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'''Tar-Ciryatan''' (1634 - 2035 [[Second Age|S.A.]], 1869 - 2029 [[Second Age|S.A.]]), or Ar-Balkumagân in [[Adûnaic]] was the 12th ruler of [[Númenor]]. He succeeded his father, [[Tar-Minastir]], as King.
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}}'''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.  
  
Tar-Ciryatan was a great [[ship building|ship builder]], and he waged war upon [[Middle-earth]], bringing its treasures back to Númenor. His name literally means "Ship-builder".
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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]]. It was during his reign when the [[Númenoreans]] began to speak openly against the [[Ban of the Valar]]. Those were considered the first signs of the Shadow's passing over Númenor.
  
He abdicated in 2029 [[Second Age|S.A.]] and was succeeded by his son, [[Tar-Atanamir]]. He is also referred to as the father of the [[Witch-King of Angmar]], but this is not considered to be a part of the Middle-Earth [[canon]].
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He abdicated in 2029 and was succeeded by his son, [[Tar-Atanamir]].<ref>{{UT|Kings}}, Tar-Ciryatan</ref>
  
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==Etymology==
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Ciryatan literally means "Ship-builder" in [[Quenya]].<ref>{{S|Index}}</ref> Its [[Sindarin]] counterpart of this word is [[Círdan]].
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== Genealogy ==
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==Other versions of the Legendarium==
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''[[The Complete Guide to Middle-earth]]'' incorrectly states the year of his death as {{SA|2251}}. This is because in the ''[[Appendix B|Tale of Years]]'', it said in that year "Tar-Atanamir takes the sceptre". However, Atanamir died in 2221.  2221 is itself an emendation of 2251, and the former (2221) appears in the later tables, while the latter (2251) in the earlier tables: therefore 2251 (properly 2221) should have read "Death of Tar-Atanamir. Tar-Ancalimon takes the sceptre".<ref>{{UT|Kings}}, Note 10</ref>
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Revision as of 08:45, 16 December 2012

Tar-Ciryatan
Númenórean
Biographical Information
Other namesAr-Balkumagân (A)
TitlesKing of Númenor
LocationNúmenor
LanguageAdûnaic, Sindarin and Quenya
BirthS.A. 1634[1]
RuleS.A. 1869 - 2029 (160 years)
DeathS.A. 2035[1] (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. It was during his reign when the Númenoreans began to speak openly against the Ban of the Valar. 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.[2]

Contents

Etymology

Ciryatan literally means "Ship-builder" in Quenya.[3] Its Sindarin counterpart of this word is Círdan.

Genealogy

Isilmo
 
 
 
 
Tar-Minastir
 
 
 
 
TAR-CIRYATAN
 
 
 
 
Tar-Atanamir

Other versions of the Legendarium

The Complete Guide to Middle-earth incorrectly states the year of his death as S.A. 2251. This is because in the Tale of Years, it said in that year "Tar-Atanamir takes the sceptre". However, Atanamir died in 2221. 2221 is itself an emendation of 2251, and the former (2221) appears in the later tables, while the latter (2251) in the earlier tables: therefore 2251 (properly 2221) should have read "Death of Tar-Atanamir. Tar-Ancalimon takes the sceptre".[4]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor", entry XII Tar-Ciryatan
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor", Tar-Ciryatan
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Index of Names"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor", Note 10
Tar-Ciryatan
House of Elros
Born: S.A. 1634 Died: S.A. 2035
Preceded by:
Tar-Minastir
12th King of Númenor
S.A. 1869 - 2029
Followed by:
Tar-Atanamir