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Biographical Information
TitlesKing of Arthedain
LanguageSindarin, Westron
BirthT.A. 895
RuleT.A. 1029 - 1110
DeathT.A. 1110 (aged 215)
HouseHouse of Isildur
Physical Description

Mallor (T.A. 895[1] - 1110,[2] died aged 215) was the third King of Arthedain.

[edit] History

Mallor was the son of Beleg and grandson of Amlaith of Fornost, the founder of Arthedain. He became king at the age of 134 when his father died in T.A. 1029,[2] and ruled during troubled times.

Mallor's reign coincided with other events that would have a huge impact on Middle-earth's history, but whose importance weren't fully recognized at the time, such as the formation of the White Council, and the return of Sauron as a mysterious shadow that fell over Mirkwood. It was also the arrival (T.A. 1050) from across the Misty Mountains of a strange race of beings: similar to Men, but far shorter and with hairy, bootless feet. The Dúnedain called them periannath, "halflings", and they were the first Hobbits to enter Eriador, who would later settle the lands of former Arnor and Arthedain.[3]

Mallor ruled Arthedain for eighty-one years, and was succeeded by his son, Celepharn, upon his death in 1110.[2]

[edit] Etymology

Mallor is a Sindarin name. Its meaning is not glossed, but Paul Strack and David Salo suggest it is a combination of the root-form MAL ("gold", "yellow) and the suffixal form -lor of glaur ("gold(en) light").[4] This theory is supported by the fact that the names of the three kings that succeeded him seem to contain the Sindarin word for silver or gold.

[edit] Genealogy

726 - 946
811 - 1029
895 - 1110
979 - 1191
1062 - 1272


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "VII. The Heirs of Elendil", p. 193
  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, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"
  4. Paul Strack, "S. Mallor m.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 3 February 2022)
House of Isildur
Cadet branch of House of Elros
Born: T.A. 895 Died: T.A. 1110
Preceded by:
11th Heir of Isildur
T.A. 1029 - 1110
Followed by:
3rd King of Arthedain
T.A. 1029 - 1110