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Valandil (King of Arnor)

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'''Valandil''' ([[Second Age]] 3430 – [[Third Age]] 249, aged 260 years) was the third [[King of Arnor]], ruling for 239 years, from Third Age 10 until his death. He was the youngest of the four sons of [[High King]] [[Isildur]]. Valandil was only a child at the time of the [[War of the Last Alliance]], and so remained in [[Rivendell]] when his father and brothers went south to battle [[Sauron]]. Because of this, he was the only one of Isildur's sons to survive the [[Disaster of the Gladden Fields]].  
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'''Valandil''' ([[Second Age|S.E.]] 3430 – [[Third Age|T.A.]] 249, died aged 260 years) was the third [[King of Arnor]], succeed his father, [[High King]] [[Isildur]], when he was killed in the [[Battle of the Gladden Fields]] in T.A. 2.  
  
Before he was slain, Isildur divided the lineages of [[Arnor]] and [[Gondor]]. While he had been High King of both realms, his nephew Meneldil would become King of Gondor and his sons would rule Arnor. With the death of his father and brothers, Valandil became heir to the throne of Arnor. However, Valandil was only 11-years old, and would wait until he was 20 to become the first king of Arnor to rule under his own name. He was succeeded by his son [[Eldacar of Arnor|Eldacar]].
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Valandil was the youngest of the four sons of Isildur, but because the other three were also killed in the Battle of Gladden Fields, it was Valandil who inherited the kingship.  Valandil was only a child at the time of the [[War of the Last Alliance|Last Alliance]], so he didn't go to battle, but remained in [[Rivendell]].
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Before he was slain, Isildur divided the lineages of [[Arnor]] and [[Gondor]]. While he had been High King of both realms, his nephew [[Meneldil]] would become [[King of Gondor]] and his sons would rule Arnor. With the death of his father and brothers, Valandil became heir to the throne of Arnor. However, Valandil was only 11 years old, and would wait until he was 20 to become the king.
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He ruled longer than any other king in the North of South kingdom - 239 years. When he died in 249, he was succeeded by his son, [[Eldacar of Arnor|Eldacar]].
  
 
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==Etymology==
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Valandil's name is [[Quenya]] for "Devoted to the Valar", from ''[[Valar]]'', and the suffix ''[[Ndil|-ndil]]'', meaning "devoted to, servant of". It was likely he was named after his ancester [[Valandil of Númenor]], the first [[Lord of Andúnië]].
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Revision as of 16:35, 12 January 2007

Template:Youmay Template:Royalty infobox Valandil (S.E. 3430 – T.A. 249, died aged 260 years) was the third King of Arnor, succeed his father, High King Isildur, when he was killed in the Battle of the Gladden Fields in T.A. 2.

Valandil was the youngest of the four sons of Isildur, but because the other three were also killed in the Battle of Gladden Fields, it was Valandil who inherited the kingship. Valandil was only a child at the time of the Last Alliance, so he didn't go to battle, but remained in Rivendell.

Before he was slain, Isildur divided the lineages of Arnor and Gondor. While he had been High King of both realms, his nephew Meneldil would become King of Gondor and his sons would rule Arnor. With the death of his father and brothers, Valandil became heir to the throne of Arnor. However, Valandil was only 11 years old, and would wait until he was 20 to become the king.

He ruled longer than any other king in the North of South kingdom - 239 years. When he died in 249, he was succeeded by his son, Eldacar.

Genealogy

                          Elendil
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              Isildur                Anárion
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Elendur   Aratan   Ciryon    VALANDIL
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                             Eldacar

Etymology

Valandil's name is Quenya for "Devoted to the Valar", from Valar, and the suffix -ndil, meaning "devoted to, servant of". It was likely he was named after his ancester Valandil of Númenor, the first Lord of Andúnië.

Title

Preceded by:
Isildur
3rd King of Arnor
III 10 – 249
Followed by:
Eldacar