|"Amlaith, king of Arthedain" by ElfinFen|
|Titles||King of Arthedain|
|Birth||T.A. 726 |
|Rule||T.A. 861 - 946|
|Death||T.A. 946 (aged 220)|
|House||House of Isildur|
|Siblings||two unnamed brothers|
|Gallery||Images of Amlaith|
He was destined to become King of Arnor after his father's death in T.A. 861, but there were constant quarrels between Eärendur's sons. A civil war erupted when Eärendur finally died. Amlaith, however, failed to overcome his two younger brothers, so the Kingdom of Arnor was split into three and Amlaith became the first King of Arthedain. (His brothers founded the kingdoms of Cardolan and Rhudaur).
His reign in Arthedain was largely a peaceful one, although border disputes with the realms of Cardolan and Rhudaur - especially over Amon Sûl and the Weather Hills - never fully ceased. Under his rule the capital was formally removed from Annúminas to Fornost, due to the dwindling of the people.
The name Amlaith is difficult to translate. The first element is am, "up, upwards", but the second element is obscure.
552 - 777
640 - 861
726 - 946
811 - 1029
895 - 1110
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "VII. The Heirs of Elendil", p. 193
- ↑ 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"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Eriador, Arnor, and the Heirs of Isildur"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Realms in Exile", "The Northern Line: Heirs of Isildur", note 3
House of Isildur
Cadet branch of House of Elros
|9th Heir of Isildur|
T.A. 861 - 946
Eärendur, as King of Arnor
|1st King of Arthedain|
T.A. 861 - 946