|Birth||S.A. 3044 |
|Death||S.A. 3243 (aged 199)|
|House||House of Elros|
|Parentage||Ar-Gimilzôr and Inzilbêth|
Gimilkhâd was the younger son of Queen Inzilbêth and King Ar-Gimilzôr of Númenor. His older brother Inziladûn followed his mother's beliefs (she was secretly one of the Faithful). Inziladûn took the royal title of Tar-Palantir and attempted to lead the Númenóreans back to reverence for the Valar. However, Gimilkhâd believed in the ways of his father, became the leader of the King's Men, and opposed the policies of his brother. His son usurped the Sceptre of Tar-Palantir's daughter Míriel, took the title of Ar-Pharazôn, and brought destruction upon the island realm.
Gimilkhâd is an Adûnaic name. Its meaning is not glossed. According to Paul Strack the first element gimil means "stars", but it is not clear what the last element khâd means.
2798 - 3033
2876 - 3102
2960 - 3177
3035 - 3255
3044 - 3243
3117 - 3319†
3118 - 3319†
Sailed west 3316†
3119 - 3441†
Other versions of the legendarium
In The Line of Elros, Gimilkhâd's birth occurred in S.A. 3044 and his death in S.A. 3243 (indicating an age of 199). In The Silmarillion it is stated that "Gimilkhâd died two years before his two hundredth year".
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor", entry XXIII Ar-Gimilzôr (Tar-Telemnar)
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor", entry XXIV Tar-Palantir (Ar-Inziladûn)
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Akallabêth: The Downfall of Númenor"
- ↑ Paul Strack, "Ad. Gimilkhâd m.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 25 June 2022)