|Titles||Ruling Queen of Númenor|
|Birth||S.A. 2277 |
|Rule||S.A. 2526 - 2637 (111 years)|
|Death||S.A. 2637 (aged 360)|
|House||House of Elros|
Tar-Vanimeldë gave little thought to the practicalities of government, preferring music and dancing. The day-to-day affairs of state she left to her husband Herucalmo, who was of noble descent himself (of the same degree from Tar-Atanamir), and who effectively ruled Númenor while his wife held the Sceptre.
When she died, her son Alcarin should have taken up the Sceptre, but Herucalmo refused to give up his power. Instead, though he had no legal claim to the throne, he took the name Tar-Anducal and ruled as King for the next twenty years. After Herucalmo's death, the kingship passed back to its rightful heir, his son, who became Tar-Alcarin.
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor", Tar-Vanimeldë
|16th Ruler of Númenor
(3rd Ruling Queen)
Tar-Anducal (de facto)