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'''Silmariën''' was the first child of [[Tar-Elendil]], the fourth [[King of Númenor]] and mother of the first [[Lords of Andúnië|Lord of Andúnië]].  
 
'''Silmariën''' was the first child of [[Tar-Elendil]], the fourth [[King of Númenor]] and mother of the first [[Lords of Andúnië|Lord of Andúnië]].  
 
 
==History==
 
==History==
 
Silmariën was the eldest child of King Tar-Elendil and elder sister of Meneldur. However because of the [[Númenóreans|Númenórean]] law of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agnatic_primogeniture agnatic primogeniture] that then existed in the Realm, she could not succeed her father as King of Númenor and instead her brother took up the [[Sceptre]] as [[Tar-Meneldur]].<ref name="UTWife">{{UT|Wife}}</ref>
 
Silmariën was the eldest child of King Tar-Elendil and elder sister of Meneldur. However because of the [[Númenóreans|Númenórean]] law of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agnatic_primogeniture agnatic primogeniture] that then existed in the Realm, she could not succeed her father as King of Númenor and instead her brother took up the [[Sceptre]] as [[Tar-Meneldur]].<ref name="UTWife">{{UT|Wife}}</ref>
  
 
Silmariën wed [[Elatan]] of [[Andúnië]], and in honor of their son [[Valandil (Lord of Andúnië)|Valandil]], her father created the royal title of [[Lords of Andúnië|Lord of Andúnië]]. Also, instead of giving this valuable heirloom to his heir, Tar-Elendil gave her the [[Ring of Barahir]].<ref>{{UT|Numenor}}, Note 2</ref> Silmariën also was given a ''[[mithril]]'' fillet.<ref name=gladden>{{UT|Gladden}}</ref>
 
Silmariën wed [[Elatan]] of [[Andúnië]], and in honor of their son [[Valandil (Lord of Andúnië)|Valandil]], her father created the royal title of [[Lords of Andúnië|Lord of Andúnië]]. Also, instead of giving this valuable heirloom to his heir, Tar-Elendil gave her the [[Ring of Barahir]].<ref>{{UT|Numenor}}, Note 2</ref> Silmariën also was given a ''[[mithril]]'' fillet.<ref name=gladden>{{UT|Gladden}}</ref>
 
 
==Legacy==
 
==Legacy==
 
Her heirs, coming of the royal line of [[Númenor]]<ref>{{App|Numenor}}</ref>, led the [[Faithful]] to [[Middle-earth]] to found the Kingdoms of [[Arnor]] and [[Gondor]] centuries later. [[Aragorn]], the hero of the [[War of the Ring]], is her direct descendant through ''many'' generations.
 
Her heirs, coming of the royal line of [[Númenor]]<ref>{{App|Numenor}}</ref>, led the [[Faithful]] to [[Middle-earth]] to found the Kingdoms of [[Arnor]] and [[Gondor]] centuries later. [[Aragorn]], the hero of the [[War of the Ring]], is her direct descendant through ''many'' generations.

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