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Tar-Telemmaitë

Tar-Telemmaitë
Númenórean
Biographical Information
TitlesKing of Númenor
LocationNúmenor
AffiliationKing's Men
BirthS.A. 2136[1]
RuleS.A. 2386 - 2526 (140 years)[1]
DeathS.A. 2526[1] (aged 390)
Family
HouseHouse of Elros
ParentageTar-Ancalimon[2]
ChildrenTar-Vanimeldë[3]
Physical Description
GenderMale

Tar-Telemmaitë was the fifteenth King of Númenor.[1]

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[edit] History

From his time onwards, the Kings ruled from the death of their predecessor to their own death, but actual power passed often to their sons and counsellors when they reached old age. The lifetime of the descendants of Elros decreased because the Shadow had fallen on Númenor. Tar-Telemmaitë loved silver and had his servants always searching for mithril.[1]

Tar-Telemmaitë either had only one child or his eldest child was a daughter, for upon his death he was succeeded by Tar-Vanimeldë, the third Ruling Queen.[3]

[edit] Etymology

Telemmaitë is a Quenya name. According to Christopher Tolkien it means "Silver-handed".[4] Paul Strack suggests that it seems to be a compound of an assimilated form of telpë ("silver") and the adjective element maitë ("handed").[5] He was called Telemmaitë, because of his love of silver.[1] Like all the rulers of Númenor who took their royal names in Quenya, Telemmaitë added the prefix tar- ("high") to his name when he received the Sceptre.[6]

[edit] Genealogy

Tar-Atanamir
1800 - 2221
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Ancalimon
1986 - 2386
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TAR-TELEMMAITË
2136 - 2526
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Vanimeldë
2277 - 2637
 
Tar-Anducal
2286 - 2657
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Alcarin
2406 - 2737
 
 


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 XV Tar-Telemmaitë
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor", entry XIV Tar-Ancalimon
  3. 3.0 3.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor", entry XVI Tar-Vanimeldë
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, Index, entry Tar-Telemmaitë
  5. Paul Strack, "Q. Telemmaitë m.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 24 December 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-Telemmaitë
House of Elros
Born: S.A. 2136 Died: S.A. 2526
Preceded by:
Tar-Ancalimon
15th King of Númenor
S.A. 2386 - 2526
Followed by:
Tar-Vanimeldë

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