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Vardamir

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Tar-Vardamir
Númenórean
Biographical Information
Other namesNólimon (Q)
TitlesKing of Númenor (de jure)
LanguageAdûnaic, Sindarin and Quenya
BirthS.A. 61
Númenor
RuleS.A. 442 (immediately abdicated)
S.A. 442 - 443 (de jure)
DeathS.A. 471 (aged 410)
Númenor
Family
HouseHouse of Elros
ParentageElros
SiblingsTindómiel, Manwendil and Atanalcar[1]
ChildrenAmandil, Vardilmë, Aulendil and Nolondil
Physical Description
GenderMale
Vardamir Nólimon (Q, pron. [ˈvardamir ˈnoːlimon]) was the brief second King of Númenor. His royal name was Tar-Vardamir ([tar-ˈvardamir]).

As the eldest of the four children of Elros Tar-Minyatur,[1] Vardamir was the heir to the Sceptre of Númenor. He was noted as an exceptional scholar whose only desire was to study, not to rule. When Elros died, Vardamir was already advanced in years. He immediately abdicated in favour of his eldest son, who would rule as Tar-Amandil. However, Vardamir was still officially counted as the second King of Númenor, having nominally ruled for a single year.[2]

Vardamir had four children: three sons, Amandil, Aulendil, and Nolondil; and one daughter, Vardilmë.[1]

Etymology

Vardamir means "Jewel of Varda" in Quenya (from mírë "jewel"). His surname, Nólimon, means "Man of Knowledge" (from nólë "lore, knowledge" and -mon, a masculine suffix). Like all the rulers of Númenor who took royal titles in Quenya, Vardamir added the prefix tar- ("high") to his name when he received the Sceptre.

Genealogy

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Elros Tar-Minyatur
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
VARDAMIR NÓLIMON
 
Tindómiel
 
Manwendil
 
Atanalcar
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Amandil
 
Vardilmë
 
Aulendil
 
Nolondil
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Elendil
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Aldarion and Erendis: The Mariner's Wife", "The earlier generations of the Line of Elros"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor", Vardamir Nólimon
Preceded by:
Elros Tar-Minyatur
2nd King of Númenor (de jure)
II 442 - 443
Followed by:
Tar-Amandil