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Tar-Anárion

Tar-Anárion
Númenórean
Biographical Information
TitlesKing of Númenor
LocationNúmenor
LanguageAdûnaic, Sindarin and Quenya
BirthS.A. 1003[1]
Emerië
RuleS.A. 1280 - 1394 (114 years)[1]
DeathS.A. 1404[1] (aged 401 years)
Family
HouseHouse of Elros
ParentageTar-Ancalimë and Hallacar[2]
ChildrenTwo daughters, Tar-Súrion[3]
Physical Description
GenderMale

Tar-Anárion was the eighth ruler of Númenor,[1] succeeding his mother, Tar-Ancalimë (being the first ruling Queen)[2].

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[edit] History

Little is said about Tar-Anárion's rule.[1] His two eldest children were female, but both refused to be heirs to the throne for unknown reasons, and they disliked and feared Ancalimë, who would in revenge not allow them to marry. Therefore he was succeeded by his son, Tar-Súrion.[4]

[edit] Etymology

Anárion is a Quenya name. Its meaning is not glossed, but Paul Strack suggests it likely means "Son of the Sun" as a compound of anar ("sun") and the patronymic suffix -ion ("son of").[5] Like all the rulers of Númenor who took their royal names in Quenya, Anárion added the prefix tar- ("high") to his name when he received the Sceptre.[6]

[edit] Genealogy

Erendis
771 - 985
 
Tar-Aldarion
700 - 1098
 
Hallatan
b. 711
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Ancalimë
873 - 1285
 
 
 
Hallacar
852 - 1211
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TAR-ANÁRION
1003 - 1404
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Two daughters
unknown
 
Tar-Súrion
1174 - 1574
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Telperiën
1320 - 1731
 
Isilmo
unknown


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor", entry VIII Tar-Anárion
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor", entry VII Tar-Ancalimë
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor", entry IX Tar-Súrion
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Aldarion and Erendis: The Mariner's Wife", The Further Course of the Narrative, penultimate paragraph
  5. Paul Strack, "Q. Anárion m.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 27 May 2021)
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor", first paragraph and entry I to XXV
Tar-Anárion
House of Elros
Born: S.A. 1003 Died: S.A. 1404
Preceded by:
Tar-Ancalimë
8th King of Númenor
S.A. 1280 - 1394
Followed by:
Tar-Súrion

Kings of Númenor
Elros Tar-Minyatur (S.A. 32 - 442) · Tar-Vardamir* (442) · Tar-Amandil (442 - 590) · Tar-Elendil (590 - 740) · Tar-Meneldur (740 - 883) · Tar-Aldarion (883 - 1075) · Tar-AncalimëQ (1075 - 1280) · Tar-Anárion (1280 - 1394) · Tar-Súrion (1394 - 1556) · Tar-TelperiënQ (1556 - 1731) · Tar-Minastir (1731 - 1869) · Tar-Ciryatan (1869 - 2029) · Tar-Atanamir (2029 - 2221) · Tar-Ancalimon (2221 - 2386) · Tar-Telemmaitë (2386 - 2526) · Tar-VanimeldëQ (2526 - 2637) · Tar-Anducal (2637 - 2657) · Tar-Alcarin (2657 - 2737) · Tar-Calmacil (2737 - 2825) · Tar-Ardamin (2825 - 2899) · Ar-Adûnakhôr (2899 - 2962) · Ar-Zimrathôn (2962 - 3033) · Ar-Sakalthôr (3033 - 3102) · Ar-Gimilzôr (3102 - 3177) · Tar-Palantir (3177 - 3255) · Ar-Pharazôn (3255 - 3319)
* Immediately abdicated in favour of his son · Q Ruling Queens · Usurped throne. Later struck off the Line of Kings · Usurped throne from his cousin Tar-Míriel