|"Angamaitë" by Liz Danforth|
|Affiliation||Corsairs of Umbar|
|House||House of Anárion|
|Parentage||unknown; great-grandson of Castamir|
|Gallery||Images of Angamaitë|
Angamaitë was one of the great-grandsons of Castamir the Usurper.
He and Sangahyando, another great-grandson of Castamir, were leaders of the Corsairs of Umbar. The name Angamaitë was possibly not his birth name, but a personal warrior name (or nickname). There was no need to assert his royal descent with this name, because his royal descent was clear.
Angamaitë and Sangayando learned through spies that Minardil, the King of Gondor, was in the Gondorian port of Pelargir and that he suspected no peril since his father had crushed Harad and Umbar. In T.A. 1634 the Corsairs of Umbar, led by Angamaitë and Sangayando, made a raid up the river Anduin, killed king Minardil in Pelargir, ravaged Pelargir and the coasts and escaped with great booty.
- See also: Angamaitë (epessë)
Angamaitë is a Quenya name meaning "Iron-handed", from anga ("iron") and maitë ("handed").
1259 - 1447†
Other versions of the legendarium
In the manuscripts for what would later become appendix A and appendix B and in appendix A in the first edition of The Lord of the Rings his name was Angomaitë. His name was changed to Angamaitë in the second edition of The Lord of the Rings.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion", entry for king Telemnar
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "VII. The Heirs of Elendil", manuscript C, The Heirs of Elendil, The Southern Line of Gondor: the Anarioni, 25. Minardil, p. 199
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 347, (dated 17 December 1972)
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age", entry for the year 1634
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "VIII. The Tale of Years of the Third Age", manuscript T4, entry for the year 1634
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 116 entry Q angamaite and p. 162 entry MAG
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "VII. The Heirs of Elendil", Commentary relating to the entry for king Minardil in manuscript B, p. 215