Aulendil (son of Vardamir)

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The name Aulendil refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Aulendil (disambiguation).
Aulendil
Númenórean
Biographical Information
LocationNúmenor
LanguageAdûnaic, Sindarin and Quenya
BirthS.A. 213
Family
HouseHouse of Elros
ParentageVardamir
SiblingsAmandil, Vardilmë and Nolondil
ChildrenUnnamed male descendants
Physical Description
GenderMale

Aulendil was the second son and third child of Vardamir Nólimon, the heir of Elros Tar-Minyatur, first King of Númenor. His older brother took up the Sceptre as Tar-Amandil. Though he left descendants, nothing of their lives was recorded.[1]

Etymology

Aulendil is a Quenya name, meaning "Servant of Aulë" according to Christopher Tolkien.[2] Paul Strack explains that according to ordinary nomenclature, it should mean "Friend of Aulë", because of the suffix -(n)dil ("friend", "lover", "devoted to").[3]

See also: Aulendil (disambiguation)

Genealogy

Elros Tar-Minyatur
F.A. 532 - S.A. 442
Vardamir Nólimon
S.A. 61 - 471
Tindómiel
after 61
Manwendil
after 61
Atanalcar
after 61
Tar-Amandil
192 - 603
Vardilmë
b. 203
AULENDIL
b. 213
Nolondil
b. 222
Tar-Elendil
350 - 751
Eärendur
b. 361
Mairen
b. 377
Axantur
b. 395
Tar-Meneldur
543 - 942
Caliondo
512 - 900
Cemendur
b. 575

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Aldarion and Erendis: The Mariner's Wife", "The earlier generations of the Line of Elros"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, Index, entry "Aulendil"
  3. Paul Strack, "Q. Aulendil m.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 20 January 2022)