|"Tarannon Falastur of Gondor" by Matěj Čadil|
|Other names||Falastur (Q, "Lord of the Coasts")|
|Titles||King of Gondor|
|Position||Captain of the Hosts|
|Birth||T.A. 654 |
|Rule||T.A. 830 - 913 (83 years)|
|Death||T.A. 913 (aged 259)|
|House||House of Anárion|
|Gallery||Images of Tarannon|
History[edit | edit source]
Tarannon was Captain of the Hosts and the first of the Ship-kings of Gondor, who extended the realm far along the shores west and south of the Ethir Anduin. Commemorating his victories, Tarannon assumed the name "Falastur" when he took the crown.
Tarannon was also famous for his Queen, the "nefarious, solitary, and loveless" Berúthiel. Tarannon had built a house downstream of Pelargir that rested upon arches sunk into the waters of the Ethir Anduin, but the queen refused to live within the sound and smell of the sea. She lived in the King's House in Osgiliath where she owned cats said to be able to spy upon men. Eventually Tarannon placed her upon a boat cast adrift at sea. He was then the first king to die without an heir, and was succeeded by his nephew, the second of the Ship-kings, Eärnil I.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
Genealogy[edit | edit source]
- J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "VII. The Heirs of Elendil"
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Realms in Exile", "The Southern Line: Heirs of Anarion"
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion"
- J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Istari", Note 7
- Paul Strack, "Q. Tarannon m.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 29 October 2021)
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion", entry for king Tarannon
- Paul Strack, "Q. Falastur m.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 29 October 2021)
House of Anárion
Cadet branch of House of Elros
|12th King of Gondor|
T.A. 830 - 913