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The eighth [[King of Arnor]], a direct descendant in right line of [[Elendil]] and [[Isildur]], who succeeded his father [[Tarondor]] to the throne in 462 [[Third Age|T.A.]] Of his reign we know almost nothing, except that he suffered a violent but mysterious death after a rule of fifty years. He was succeeded by his son [[Elendur]] in 652 T.A.
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'''Valandur''' ({{TA|462}}<ref>{{PM|Elendil}}, p. 193</ref>-{{TA|652|n}},<ref name="North">{{App|North}}</ref> age 190 years) was the eighth [[King of Arnor]].
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==History==
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He succeeded his father, [[Tarondor (King of Arnor)|Tarondor]], to the throne in {{TA|602|n}}.
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Little record remained of his reign, except that he suffered a violent but mysterious death after a rule of fifty years. He was succeeded by his son, [[Elendur (King of Arnor)|Elendur]], upon his death in {{TA|652}}.<ref name="North"/>
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Valandur is the only King of [[Arnor]] (except [[Isildur]]) who died violently.<ref>[[Michael Martinez]], ''[[Parma Endorion]]''</ref>
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==Etymology==
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Valandur's name is [[Quenya]] for "Servant of the Valar" from ''[[Valar]]'', and the suffix ''[[dur|-dur]]'' meaning "servant of, devoted to".
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==Genealogy==
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Revision as of 11:56, 11 August 2013

Valandur
Arnorian
Biographical Information
TitlesKing of Arnor
LocationArnor
LanguageSindarin, Westron
BirthT.A. 462
RuleT.A. 602 - 652
DeathT.A. 652 (aged 190)
Family
HouseHouse of Isildur
ParentageTarondor
ChildrenElendur
Physical Description
GenderMale

Valandur (T.A. 462[1]-652,[2] age 190 years) was the eighth King of Arnor.

History

He succeeded his father, Tarondor, to the throne in 602.

Little record remained of his reign, except that he suffered a violent but mysterious death after a rule of fifty years. He was succeeded by his son, Elendur, upon his death in T.A. 652.[2]

Valandur is the only King of Arnor (except Isildur) who died violently.[3]

Etymology

Valandur's name is Quenya for "Servant of the Valar" from Valar, and the suffix -dur meaning "servant of, devoted to".

Genealogy

Isildur
 
 
 
 
Tarondor
 
 
 
 
VALANDUR
 
 
 
 
Elendur
 
 
 
 
Eärendur

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil", p. 193
  2. 2.0 2.1 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. Michael Martinez, Parma Endorion
Preceded by:
Tarondor
8th King of Arnor
T.A. 602 - 652
Followed by:
Elendur



References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil", p. 193
  2. 2.0 2.1 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. Michael Martinez, Parma Endorion