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Tar-Elendil

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'''Tar-Elendil''' ([[Second Age]] 350 751, aged 401 years) was the fourth [[King of Númenor]], ruling for 150 years, from Second Age 590 to 740. He was the eldest son of [[Tar-Amandil]].
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| othernames= Parmaitë
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| birth= [[Second Age|II]] 350
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| rule= II 590, abdicated in 740
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| death= II 751
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| realms= [[Númenor]]
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| race= [[Men]]
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Tar-Elendil was called '''[[Parmaitë]]''' ("Book-in-Hand" in [[Quenya]]) because of his habit of making books from the legends and lore gathered by his grandfather [[Elros Tar-Minyatur]].  
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'''Tar-Elendil''' was the fourth [[King of Númenor]]. He was the eldest son of [[Tar-Amandil]]. Tar-Elendil recieved the nickname '''[[Parmaitë]]''' ("Book Handed" in [[Quenya]]) because of his love of making books from the legends and lore gathered by his grandfather [[Elros Tar-Minyatur]].  
  
In the year 600 of the Second Age, [[Vëantur]], the [[Captain of the King's Ships]], became the first [[Númenórean]] to return to [[Middle-earth]]. Sailing his ship [[Entulessë]], he landed at the [[Grey Havens]] and met with [[Ereinion Gil-galad]], [[High King of the Noldor]]. Vëantur's daughter, [[Almarian]], would wed Tar-Elendil and their child, [[Aldarion]], would inherit his grandfather's love of the sea.
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During Tar-Elendil's rign, [[Vëantur]], the [[Captain of the King's Ships]], became the first [[Númenórean]] to return to [[Middle-earth]]. In the year 600 of the [[Second Age]], he arrived at the [[Grey Havens]] with his ship [[Entulessë]], and met [[Ereinion Gil-galad]], [[High King of the Noldor]]. Vëantur's daughter, [[Almarian]], wedded Tar-Elendil, and their child [[Aldarion]] inherited his grandfather's love of the sea.
  
Tar-Elendil had three children: two daughters, [[Silmariën]] and [[Isilmë]], and one son, [[Irimon]]. Silmariën was the eldest child, but because of the law of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agnatic_primogeniture agnatic primogeniture] Irimon would take up the [[Sceptre]] as [[Tar-Meneldur]]. Silmariën would become important in her own right as the ancestress of the [[:Category:Lords of Andúnië|Lords of Andúnië]]. For an unknown reason, Tar-Elendil also passed the [[Ring of Barahir]] down to her instead of his son. This choice, over ''many'' generations, allowed [[Aragorn II|Aragorn]] to bear the heirloom during his coronation as [[Aragorn Elessar]], King of the [[Reunited Kingdom]], at the end of the [[War of the Ring]].
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Tar-Elendil had three children: two daughters, [[Silmariën]] and [[Isilmë]]; and one son, [[Írimon]]. Silmariën was the eldest child, but because of the law of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agnatic_primogeniture agnatic primogeniture] that existed in Númenor at that time, Írimon inherited the Sceptre and ruled as [[Tar-Meneldur]]. Silmariën became important in her own right as the link of the [[Lord of Andúnië|Lords of Andúnië]] to the royal house; her son was [[Valandil of Númenor|Valandil]], the first Lord. For an unknown reason, Tar-Elendil also passed the [[Ring of Barahir]] down to Silmariën instead of his son. This choice, over ''many'' generations, allowed [[Aragorn II|Aragorn]] to bear this heirloom during his coronation at the end of the [[War of the Ring]].
  
 
== Etymology ==
 
== Etymology ==
Elendil means "Friend of the [[Elves]]" in [[Quenya]] (from ''[[elen]]'' = "star, Elf" and ''-[[dil]]'' = "friend, lover, devoted to").
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Elendil means "Friend of the [[Elves]]" in [[Quenya]] (from ''[[elen]]'' "star, Elf" and ''-ndil'' "friend, lover, devoted to").
  
 
== Genealogy ==
 
== Genealogy ==

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Tar-Elendil was the fourth King of Númenor. He was the eldest son of Tar-Amandil. Tar-Elendil recieved the nickname Parmaitë ("Book Handed" in Quenya) because of his love of making books from the legends and lore gathered by his grandfather Elros Tar-Minyatur.

During Tar-Elendil's rign, Vëantur, the Captain of the King's Ships, became the first Númenórean to return to Middle-earth. In the year 600 of the Second Age, he arrived at the Grey Havens with his ship Entulessë, and met Ereinion Gil-galad, High King of the Noldor. Vëantur's daughter, Almarian, wedded Tar-Elendil, and their child Aldarion inherited his grandfather's love of the sea.

Tar-Elendil had three children: two daughters, Silmariën and Isilmë; and one son, Írimon. Silmariën was the eldest child, but because of the law of agnatic primogeniture that existed in Númenor at that time, Írimon inherited the Sceptre and ruled as Tar-Meneldur. Silmariën became important in her own right as the link of the Lords of Andúnië to the royal house; her son was Valandil, the first Lord. For an unknown reason, Tar-Elendil also passed the Ring of Barahir down to Silmariën instead of his son. This choice, over many generations, allowed Aragorn to bear this heirloom during his coronation at the end of the War of the Ring.

Etymology

Elendil means "Friend of the Elves" in Quenya (from elen "star, Elf" and -ndil "friend, lover, devoted to").

Genealogy

                 Tar-Amandil
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     TAR-ELENDIL   Eärendur   Mairen          Vëantur
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Silmariën = Elatan   Isilmë    Tar-Meneldur = Almarian
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       Valandil                        Tar-Aldarion

Preceded by:
Tar-Amandil
4th King of Númenor
II 590 – 740
Followed by:
Tar-Meneldur