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Silmariën

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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]].
 
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).
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Silmariën's name is difficult to translate, but might be a feminine contraction of "Captured Light" in [[Quenya]] (from ''[[silima]]'' = the miraculous material that the [[Silmarils]] were made of, and ''-[[iën]]'' = feminine suffix).
  
 
== Genealogy ==
 
== Genealogy ==

Revision as of 15:33, 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 be a feminine contraction of "Captured 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