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Silmariën

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'''Silmarien''' was born in [[Second Age|S.A.]] 521 to [[Tar-Elendil]], the fourth King of [[Númenor]] and elder sister of [[Tar-Meneldur]]. She did not succeed her father (though later changes to the laws of [[Númenor]] would have made her Ruling Queen). Instead, she founded the line of the [[:Category:Lords of Andúnië|Lords of Andúnië]] from which the [[Kings of Gondor]] and [[Kings of Arnor|Arnor]] were descended. Silmariën married [[Elatan]] of [[Andúnië]]; their son [[Valandil]] became the first [[Lord of Andúnië]]. She was given the [[Ring of Barahir]] by her father, and through her descendents this ring came to [[Elendil]] and his heirs.  
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'''Silmariën''' (born [[Second Age]] 521) was the first child of [[Tar-Elendil]], the fourth [[King of Númenor]]. Because of the law of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agnatic_primogeniture agnatic primogeniture], she could not succeed her father and instead her brother took up the [[Sceptre]] as [[Tar-Meneldur]].
  
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Silmariën wed [[Elatan]] of [[Andúnië]], and in honor of their son [[Valandil]], her father created the royal title of [[Lord of Andúnië]]. Thus her heirs became a royal line of [[Númenor]], and centuries later they led the [[Faithful]] to [[Middle-earth]] to found the Kingdoms of [[Arnor]] and [[Gondor]]. [[Aragorn II|Aragorn]], the hero of the [[War of the Ring]], is her direct descendant through ''many'' generations.
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For unknown reasons Tar-Elendil gave his eldest daughter the [[Ring of Barahir]], as opposed to her brother, the heir to the Sceptre. Silmariën also was given a ''[[mithril]]'' fillet, though it is not recorded by whom. The fillet would become part of the [[Elendilmir]], a sign of royalty in [[Númenor]] and later the crown of the Kingdom of [[Arnor]].
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Silmariën's name is difficult to translate, but might mean "She of the Solid Light" in [[Quenya]] (from ''[[silima]]'' = the miraculous material that the Silmarils were made of, and ''-[[iën]]'' = feminine suffix).
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== Genealogy ==
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              [[Tar-Elendil]] 
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'''SILMARIËN''' = [[Elatan]]  [[Isilmë]]    [[Tar-Meneldur]] = [[Almarian]]
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        [[Valandil of Númenor|Valandil]]                        [[Tar-Aldarion]]
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Revision as of 02:44, 13 June 2006

Silmariën (born Second Age 521) was the first child of Tar-Elendil, the fourth King of Númenor. Because of the law of agnatic primogeniture, she could not succeed her father and instead her brother took up the Sceptre as Tar-Meneldur.

Silmariën wed Elatan of Andúnië, and in honor of their son Valandil, her father created the royal title of Lord of Andúnië. Thus her heirs became a royal line of Númenor, and centuries later they led the Faithful to Middle-earth to found the Kingdoms of Arnor and Gondor. Aragorn, the hero of the War of the Ring, is her direct descendant through many generations.

For unknown reasons Tar-Elendil gave his eldest daughter the Ring of Barahir, as opposed to her brother, the heir to the Sceptre. Silmariën also was given a mithril fillet, though it is not recorded by whom. The fillet would become part of the Elendilmir, a sign of royalty in Númenor and later the crown of the Kingdom of Arnor.

Silmariën's name is difficult to translate, but might mean "She of the Solid Light" in Quenya (from silima = the miraculous material that the Silmarils were made of, and -iën = feminine suffix).

Genealogy

             Tar-Elendil   
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SILMARIËN = Elatan   Isilmë    Tar-Meneldur = Almarian
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       Valandil                        Tar-Aldarion