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Revision as of 15:15, 25 August 2011

Tarcil
Arnorian
Biographical Information
PositionKing of Arnor
BirthT.A. 280[1]
RuleT.A. 435 - 515
Death235 years, T.A. 515[2]
Family
ParentageArantar
ChildrenTarondor

Tarcil (T.A. 280[1]515,[2] aged 235 years) was the sixth King of Arnor.

History

Tarcil succeeded his father, Arantar, when he died in 435. Tarcil was great-great-grandson of Isildur.

Tarcil ruled uneventfully for eighty years, and was succeeded by his son, Tarondor, upon his death in 515.[2]

Etymology

The name Tarcil (also spelt Tarkil)[note 1] also appears in early stages of The Lord of the Rings as another nickname for Aragorn: its meaning is apparently "High Man", a synonym for Dúnadan.[3][4] The Orkish term "tark" for a Dúnadan is possibly derived from this.[5]

Genealogy

Isildur
 
 
 
 
Arantar
 
 
 
 
TARCIL
 
 
 
 
Tarondor
 
 
 
 
Valandur

Notes

  1. The name of the sixth king of Arnor was spelt Tarkil in a draft of the Appendices, later amended to Tarcil in the published text. Cf. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil", p. 192.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil", p. 192
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Realms in Exile", "The Northern Line: Heirs of Isildur"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Treason of Isengard, "Gandalf's Delay", p. 8
  4. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 603
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 101
Preceded by:
Arantar
6th King of Arnor
T.A. 435 - 515
Followed by:
Tarondor