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Tar-Telperiën

Tar-Telperiën
Númenórean
Juliana Pinho - Tar-Telperien.png
"Tar-Telperien" by Juliana Pinho
Biographical Information
TitlesRuling Queen of Númenor
LocationNúmenor
LanguageAdûnaic, Sindarin and Quenya
BirthS.A. 1320
RuleS.A. 1556 - 1731 (175 years)
DeathS.A. 1731 (aged 411)
Family
HouseHouse of Elros
ParentageTar-Súrion
SiblingsIsilmo
Physical Description
GenderFemale
GalleryImages of Tar-Telperiën
Tar-Telperiën was the tenth monarch of Númenor and its second Ruling Queen. She was the eldest child of Tar-Súrion, and a proud and willful ruler.

During her rule in Númenor, momentous events took place in Middle-earth: the Rings of Power were forged and the War of the Elves and Sauron began. Despite the ancient alliance with the Elves, Tar-Telperiën did not interfere in these matters.

she refused to wed, and so died without an heir.[1] Tar-Telperiën was long-lived even for one of Elros' line, and appeared to be reluctant to give up her power: unlike all the rulers of Númenor before her, she did not surrender the Sceptre to her successor a few years before her death, but instead waited until just prior to it.

Tar-Telperiën's nephew Minastir, the son of her younger brother Isilmo, succeeded her and ruled as Tar-Minastir.[1]

[edit] Etymology

Tar-Telperiën's name is in Quenya. It is difficult to translate exactly; it appears to be a feminization of Telperion, one of the Two Trees of Valinor. Alternatively, her name could mean "Silver One" (from tyelpë 'silver' and -iën, a feminine ending). Like all the rulers of Númenor who took their royal titles in Quenya, Telperiën added the prefix tar- ('high') to her name when she received the Sceptre.

[edit] Genealogy

 
 
Tar-Anárion
1003 - 1404
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Two daughters
unknown
 
Tar-Súrion
1174 - 1574
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TAR-TELPERIËN
1320 - 1731
 
Isilmo
unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Minastir
1474 - 1873
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Ciryatan
1634 - 2035

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor", Tar-Telperiën
Tar-Telperiën
House of Elros
Born: S.A. 1320 Died: S.A. 1731
Preceded by:
Tar-Súrion
10th Ruler of Númenor
(2nd Ruling Queen)

S.A. 1556 - 1731
Followed by:
Tar-Minastir

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