Arantar

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Arantar
Arnorian
Biographical Information
TitlesKing of Arnor
LocationAnnúminas
LanguageSindarin
BirthT.A. 185
RuleT.A. 339 - 435
DeathT.A. 435 (aged 250)
Family
HouseHouse of Isildur
ParentageEldacar
ChildrenTarcil
Physical Description
GenderMale

Arantar (Q, pron. [aˈrantar]; T.A. 185[1]435,[2] died aged 250 years) was the fifth King of Arnor.

History

Arantar succeeded his father, Eldacar, when he died in Third Age 339. Arantar was the great-grandson of Isildur, last High King of both Gondor and Arnor.

He ruled uneventfully for ninety-six years, and was succeeded by his son, Tarcil, when he died in Third Age 435.[2]

Etymology

Arantar is a Quenya name. Its meaning is not glossed, but Paul Strack suggests its means "High King" and is a compound of aran ("king") and the affix -tar ("high", "lord").[3]

Genealogy

Valandil
S.A. 3430 - T.A. 249
 
 
 
 
Eldacar
T.A. 87 - 339
 
 
 
 
ARANTAR
185 - 435
 
 
 
 
Tarcil
280 - 515
 
 
 
 
Tarondor
372 - 602


References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "VII. The Heirs of Elendil", p. 192
  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. Arantar m.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 27 January 2022)
Arantar
House of Isildur
Cadet branch of House of Elros
Born: T.A. 185 Died: T.A. 435
Preceded by:
Eldacar
3rd Heir of Isildur
T.A. 339 - 435
Followed by:
Tarcil
5th King of Arnor
T.A. 339 - 435


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)