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Tar-Vanimeldë

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Tar-Vanimeldë
Númenórean
Biographical Information
TitlesRuling Queen of Númenor
LocationNúmenor
BirthS.A. 2277
RuleS.A. 2526 - 2637 (111 years)
DeathS.A. 2637 (aged 360)
Family
HouseHouse of Elros
ParentageTar-Telemmaitë
SpouseHerucalmo
ChildrenTar-Alcarin
Physical Description
GenderFemale
Tar-Vanimeldë was the daughter of Tar-Telemmaitë and the sixteenth Ruler of Númenor; the third and last Ruling Queen.

Tar-Vanimeldë gave little thought to the practicalities of government, preferring music and dancing. The day-to-day affairs of state she left to her husband Herucalmo, who was of noble descent himself (of the same degree from Tar-Atanamir), and who effectively ruled Númenor while his wife held the Sceptre.

When she died, her son Alcarin should have taken up the Sceptre, but Herucalmo refused to give up his power. Instead, though he had no legal claim to the throne, he took the name Tar-Anducal and ruled as King for the next twenty years. After Herucalmo's death, the kingship passed back to its rightful heir, his son, who became Tar-Alcarin.[1]

[edit] Genealogy

Tar-Atanamir
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Ancalimon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Telemmaitë
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TAR-VANIMELDË
 
Herucalmo,
(Tar-Anducal)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Alcarin
 
 

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor", Tar-Vanimeldë
Tar-Vanimeldë
House of Elros
Born: S.A. 2277 Died: S.A. 2637
Preceded by:
Tar-Telemmaitë
16th Ruler of Númenor
(3rd Ruling Queen)

S.A. 2526 - 2637
Followed by:
Tar-Anducal (de facto)