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Tar-Súrion

Tar-Súrion
Númenórean
Biographical Information
TitlesKing of Númenor
LocationNúmenor
LanguageAdûnaic, Sindarin and Quenya
BirthS.A. 1174[1]
RuleS.A. 1394 - 1556 (162 years)[1]
DeathS.A. 1574[1] (aged 400)
Family
HouseHouse of Elros
ParentageTar-Anárion[1]
SiblingsTwo older sisters[1]
ChildrenTar-Telperiën and Isilmo[2]
Physical Description
GenderMale

Tar-Súrion was the ninth King of Númenor. He was the third child of Tar-Anárion.[1]

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[edit] History

Though each of his elder sisters had a claim on the Sceptre ahead of Súrion, they disliked and feared the old Queen, their grandmother, Queen Tar-Ancalimë, and refused to become their father's Heir, and so the Kingship of Númenor passed eventually to Tar-Súrion.[3]

The history of Tar-Súrion's 162 years reigning years was fated to be dominated by the female side of the royal line. Not only was his inheritance due to the actions of his grandmother and elder sisters, but his own eldest child was a daughter, who would reign in her own right as Tar-Telperiën, Númenor's second Ruling Queen after he gave up the Sceptre at the age of 382 years.[2]

[edit] Etymology

Súrion is a Quenya name. Its meaning is not glossed, but Paul Strack suggests it means "Wind-son" as a compound of súrë ("wind") and the patronymic suffix -ion ("son of").[4] Like all the rulers of Númenor who took their royal names in Quenya, Súrion added the prefix tar- ("high") to his name when he received the Sceptre.[5]

[edit] Genealogy

Tar-Ancalimë
873 - 1285
 
Hallacar
852 - 1211
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Anárion
1003 - 1404
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Two daughters
unknown
 
TAR-SÚRION
1174 - 1574
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Telperiën
1320 - 1731
 
Isilmo
unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Minastir
1474 - 1873


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor", entry IX Tar-Súrion
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor", entry X Tar-Telperien
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Aldarion and Erendis: The Mariner's Wife", The Further Course of the Narrative, penultimate paragraph
  4. Paul Strack, "Q. Súrion m.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 22 December 2021)
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor", first paragraph and entry I to XXV
Tar-Súrion
House of Elros
Born: S.A. 1174 Died: S.A. 1574
Preceded by:
Tar-Anárion
9th King of Númenor
S.A. 1394 - 1556
Followed by:
Tar-Telperiën

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