Valandur

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Valandur
Arnorian
Biographical Information
TitlesKing of Arnor
LocationArnor
LanguageSindarin, Westron
BirthT.A. 462
RuleT.A. 602 - 652
DeathT.A. 652 (aged 190)
Family
HouseHouse of Isildur
ParentageTarondor
ChildrenElendur
Physical Description
GenderMale

Valandur (T.A. 462[1]-652,[2] age 190 years) was the eighth King of Arnor.

History

In 552 he had a son, Elendur.[1] He succeeded his father, Tarondor, to the throne in 602.

Little record remained of his reign of fifty years, except that it was cut short in T.A. 652 when he died prematurely. He was the first and only King of Arnor after Isildur who died violently.[note 1]

He was succeeded by his son, Elendur, upon his death.[2]

Etymology

Valandur is a Quenya name. Its meaning is not glossed, but Paul Strack suggests it means "Servant of the Vala" and is a compound of vala ("Vala") and -(n)dur ("servant").[3]

Genealogy

Tarcil
280 - 515
Tarondor
372 - 602
VALANDUR
462 - 652
Elendur
552 - 777
Eärendur
640 - 861

Notes

  1. This is deduced from the dagger symbol (†) next to his death date in the Appendix A, although the narrative doesn't mention anything about his life.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "VII. The Heirs of Elendil", p. 193
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Realms in Exile", "The Northern Line: Heirs of Isildur"
  3. Paul Strack, "Q. Valandur m.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 27 January 2022)
Valandur
House of Isildur
Cadet branch of House of Elros
Born: T.A. 462 Died: T.A. 652
Preceded by:
Tarondor
6th Heir of Isildur
T.A. 602 - 652
Followed by:
Elendur
8th King of Arnor
T.A. 602 - 652


The Northern Line and the Heirs of Isildur
Kings of Arnor: Elendil (S.A. 3320 - 3441) · Isildur (S.A. 3441 - T.A. 2) · Valandil (T.A. 2 - 249) · Eldacar (249 - 339) · Arantar (339 - 435) · Tarcil (435 - 515) · Tarondor (515 - 602) · Valandur (602 - 652) · Elendur (652 - 777) · Eärendur (777 - 861)
Kings of Arthedain: Amlaith (861 - 946) · Beleg (946 - 1029) · Mallor (1029 - 1110) · Celepharn (1110 - 1191) · Celebrindor (1191 - 1272) · Malvegil (1272 - 1349) · Argeleb I (1349 - 1356) · Arveleg I (1356 - 1409) · Araphor (1409 - 1589) · Argeleb II (1589 - 1670) · Arvegil (1670 - 1743) · Arveleg II (1743 - 1813) · Araval (1813 - 1891) · Araphant (1891 - 1964) · Arvedui (1964 - 1975) ·
Chieftains of the Dúnedain: Aranarth (1975 - 2106) · Arahael (2106 - 2177) · Aranuir (2177 - 2247) · Aravir (2247 - 2319) · Aragorn I (2319 - 2327) · Araglas (2327 - 2455) · Arahad I (2455 - 2523) · Aragost (2523 - 2588) · Aravorn (2588 - 2654) · Arahad II (2654 - 2719) · Arassuil (2719 - 2784) · Arathorn I (2784 - 2848) · Argonui (2848 - 2912) · Arador (2912 - 2930) · Arathorn II (2930 - 2933) · Aragorn II (2933 - 3019)
Kings of Arnor: Elessar (T.A. 3019 - Fo.A. 120) · Eldarion (Fo.A. 120 onwards)