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}}'''Valandil''' was the son of [[Elatan]] of [[Andúnië]] and [[Silmariën]], the eldest daughter of [[Tar-Elendil]], the fourth [[King of Númenor]].<ref name="Wife">{{UT|Wife}}</ref> He became the first of the [[:Category:Lords of Andúnië|Lords of Andúnië]], who ruled the city in [[Andustar]] in western [[Númenor]].<ref>{{UT|IMap}}</ref> As a ruler of one of the divisions of Númenor he was also a member of the [[Council of the Sceptre]],<ref>{{UT|Wife}}, Note 23</ref> a position that was inherited by his descendants.<ref name="Akallabeth">{{S|Akallabeth}}</ref>
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}}'''Valandil''' was the son of [[Elatan]] of [[Andúnië]] and [[Silmariën]], the eldest daughter of [[Tar-Elendil]], the fourth [[King of Númenor]].<ref name="Wife">{{UT|Wife}}</ref><ref>{{UT|earlier}}</ref>
  
Valandil's mother Silmariën was the eldest child of Tar-Elendil.<ref>{{UT|earlier}}</ref>  However, when it came time for Tar-Elendi to relinquish the [[Sceptre of Númenor]] it did not pass on to Silmariën or her sister [[Isilmë]]; instead it went to Tar-Elendil's third child [[Tar-Meneldur|Meneldur]]. The royal law of succession at that time (actually an unquestioned inherited custom) stated that the Sceptre was to be inherited by the Ruler's eldest son. Later, Tar-Meneldur's son [[Tar-Aldarion]] altered the law so that the eldest ''child'' of the King, whether man or woman, would receive the Sceptre.<ref name="Wife"/>  Had this law existed when Tar-Elendil relinquished the Sceptre, Silmariën would have been the first Ruling Queen and Valandil and his descendants would have been the rulers of Númenor.
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However, when it came time for Tar-Elendi to relinquish the [[Sceptre of Númenor]] it did not pass on to Silmariën or her sister [[Isilmë]]; instead it went to Tar-Elendil's third child [[Tar-Meneldur|Meneldur]].<ref group=note>The royal law of succession at that time (actually an unquestioned inherited custom) stated that the Sceptre was to be inherited by the Ruler's eldest son.<br>In ''[[Aldarion and Erendis]]'' we learn that later, Tar-Meneldur's son [[Tar-Aldarion]] altered the law so that the eldest ''child'' of the King, whether man or woman, would receive the Sceptre. Had this law existed when Tar-Elendil relinquished the Sceptre, Silmariën would have been the first [[Ruling Queen]] and Valandil and his descendants would have been the rulers of Númenor.</ref>
  
Instead Valandil became the first of the Lords of Andúnië, who were held in the highest honor after the Kings.<ref name="Akallabeth"/> In time, one of the descendants of Valandil was [[Elendil]],<ref>{{UT|Kings}}</ref> the first [[High King of the Dúnedain]] in [[Middle-earth]]. Elendil's son was [[Isildur]] and from his line, many generations later, came [[Aragorn]].
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As Silmarien or Valandil could not become Kings of Númenor, Tar-Elendil instead made Valandil the first of the [[Lords of Andúnië]], who ruled the city in [[Andustar]] in western [[Númenor]] and were held in the highest honor after the Kings.<ref>{{UT|IMap}}</ref><ref name="Akallabeth"/> As a ruler of one of the divisions of Númenor Valandil was also a member of the [[Council of the Sceptre]],<ref>{{UT|Wife}}, Note 23</ref> a position that was inherited by his descendants.<ref name="Akallabeth">{{S|Akallabeth}}</ref>
  
 
Valandil was a close cousin of [[Tar-Aldarion|Aldarion]] and twice hosted feasts for him in Andúnië, on the one hundredth anniversary of the founding of the [[Guild of Venturers]] and again in midsummer of {{SA|870}} when the newly wedded Aldarion and [[Erendis]] visited.<ref name="Wife"/>
 
Valandil was a close cousin of [[Tar-Aldarion|Aldarion]] and twice hosted feasts for him in Andúnië, on the one hundredth anniversary of the founding of the [[Guild of Venturers]] and again in midsummer of {{SA|870}} when the newly wedded Aldarion and [[Erendis]] visited.<ref name="Wife"/>
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In time, one of the descendants of Valandil was [[Elendil]],<ref>{{UT|Kings}}</ref> the first [[High King of the Dúnedain]] in [[Middle-earth]]. Elendil's son was [[Isildur]] and from his line, many generations later, came [[Aragorn]]
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
''Valandil'' means "Devoted to the [[Valar]]" in [[Quenya]] (from ''Vala'' and the suffix ''[[-ndil]]'', 'friend of', 'devoted to').
 
''Valandil'' means "Devoted to the [[Valar]]" in [[Quenya]] (from ''Vala'' and the suffix ''[[-ndil]]'', 'friend of', 'devoted to').
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This article is about the Lord of Andúnië. For the King of Arnor, see Valandil (King of Arnor).
Valandil
Númenórean
Biographical Information
TitlesLord of Andúnië
LocationAndúnië, Númenor
AffiliationAdûnaic, Sindarin and Quenya
BirthS.A. 630
DeathAfter S.A. 870 (aged 240+)
Family
HouseHouse of Elros
ParentageSilmariën and Elatan
Physical Description
GenderMale
Valandil was the son of Elatan of Andúnië and Silmariën, the eldest daughter of Tar-Elendil, the fourth King of Númenor.[1][2]

However, when it came time for Tar-Elendi to relinquish the Sceptre of Númenor it did not pass on to Silmariën or her sister Isilmë; instead it went to Tar-Elendil's third child Meneldur.[note 1]

As Silmarien or Valandil could not become Kings of Númenor, Tar-Elendil instead made Valandil the first of the Lords of Andúnië, who ruled the city in Andustar in western Númenor and were held in the highest honor after the Kings.[3][4] As a ruler of one of the divisions of Númenor Valandil was also a member of the Council of the Sceptre,[5] a position that was inherited by his descendants.[4]

Valandil was a close cousin of Aldarion and twice hosted feasts for him in Andúnië, on the one hundredth anniversary of the founding of the Guild of Venturers and again in midsummer of S.A. 870 when the newly wedded Aldarion and Erendis visited.[1]

In time, one of the descendants of Valandil was Elendil,[6] the first High King of the Dúnedain in Middle-earth. Elendil's son was Isildur and from his line, many generations later, came Aragorn

Contents

Etymology

Valandil means "Devoted to the Valar" in Quenya (from Vala and the suffix -ndil, 'friend of', 'devoted to').

Genealogy

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Elendil
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Elatan
 
Silmariën
 
Isilmë
 
Tar-Meneldur
 
Almarian
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
VALANDIL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Aldarion
 
 

Notes

  1. The royal law of succession at that time (actually an unquestioned inherited custom) stated that the Sceptre was to be inherited by the Ruler's eldest son.
    In Aldarion and Erendis we learn that later, Tar-Meneldur's son Tar-Aldarion altered the law so that the eldest child of the King, whether man or woman, would receive the Sceptre. Had this law existed when Tar-Elendil relinquished the Sceptre, Silmariën would have been the first Ruling Queen and Valandil and his descendants would have been the rulers of Númenor.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Aldarion and Erendis: The Mariner's Wife"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Aldarion and Erendis: The Mariner's Wife", "The earlier generations of the Line of Elros"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Introduction", "The Map of Middle-earth"
  4. 4.0 4.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Akallabêth: The Downfall of Númenor"
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Aldarion and Erendis: The Mariner's Wife", Note 23
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor"
Valandil
House of Elros
Born: S.A. 630 Died: After S.A. 870
Preceded by:
None, Office created
1st Lord of Andúnië
S.A. 630 - c.870
Followed by:
Unknown,
eventually Eärendur