Tar-Anducal

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Tar-Anducal
Númenórean
Biographical Information
Other namesHerucalmo (Q)[1]
TitlesKing of Númenor (de facto)
LocationNúmenor
AffiliationKing's Men
BirthS.A. 2286[1]
RuleS.A. 2637 - 2657 (20 years)[1]
DeathS.A. 2657[1] (aged 371)
Family
HouseHouse of Elros
SpouseTar-Vanimeldë[1]
ChildrenTar-Alcarin[1]
Physical Description
GenderMale

Tar-Anducal was the royal name assumed by Herucalmo after the death of his wife, Tar-Vanimeldë, the third Ruling Queen of Númenor.[1]

History[edit]

Herucalmo was a descendant from Tar-Atanamir and married Tar-Vanimeldë who was an older relative of the same degree. Together they had a son, Alcarin. Tar-Vanimeldë had little interest in her duties as a ruler (preferring to indulge in music and dance) so Herucalmo wielded the power of the Sceptre of Númenor. When his wife died, Herucalmo usurped the kingship that should have passed on to their son, and ruled Númenor for twenty years until he died in S.A. 2657.[1]

Upon his death the Kingship reverted to the rightful heir, Tar-Alcarin.[1]

"Tar-Anducal" being an usurper was not reckoned in the Line of Kings as the seventeenth ruler of Númenor.[1]

Etymology[edit]

Herucalmo is a Quenya name. As Paul Strack suggests it seems to be a combination of heru ("lord"), cala ("light") with the masculine agentive suffix -mo.[2]

Anducal is a Quenya name. Its meaning is not glossed, but Paul Strack suggests that it perhaps means "Light of the West" as a combination of andu ("west") and cala ("light").[3] Like all the rulers of Númenor who took their royal names in Quenya, Anducal added the prefix tar- ("high") to his name when he received the Sceptre.[4]

Genealogy[edit]

Tar-Atanamir
1800 - 2221
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Ancalimon
1986 - 2386
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Telemmaitë
2136 - 2526
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Vanimeldë
2277 - 2637
 
TAR-ANDUCAL
2286 - 2657
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Alcarin
2406 - 2737
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Calmacil
2516 - 2825
 
 


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 {{}}, entry XVI Tar-Vanimeldë
  2. Paul Strack, "Q. Herucalmo m.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 25 December 2021)
  3. Paul Strack, "Q. Anducal m.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 25 December 2021)
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor", first paragraph and entry I to XXV
Tar-Anducal
House of Elros
Born: S.A. 2286 Died: S.A. 2657
Preceded by:
Tar-Vanimeldë
King of Númenor (de facto)
S.A. 2637 - 2657
Followed by:
Tar-Alcarin


Kings of Númenor
Elros Tar-Minyatur (S.A. 32 - 442) · Tar-Vardamir* (442) · Tar-Amandil (442 - 590) · Tar-Elendil (590 - 740) · Tar-Meneldur (740 - 883) · Tar-Aldarion (883 - 1075) · Tar-AncalimëQ (1075 - 1280) · Tar-Anárion (1280 - 1394) · Tar-Súrion (1394 - 1556) · Tar-TelperiënQ (1556 - 1731) · Tar-Minastir (1731 - 1869) · Tar-Ciryatan (1869 - 2029) · Tar-Atanamir (2029 - 2221) · Tar-Ancalimon (2221 - 2386) · Tar-Telemmaitë (2386 - 2526) · Tar-VanimeldëQ (2526 - 2637) · Tar-Anducal (2637 - 2657) · Tar-Alcarin (2657 - 2737) · Tar-Calmacil (2737 - 2825) · Tar-Ardamin (2825 - 2899) · Ar-Adûnakhôr (2899 - 2962) · Ar-Zimrathôn (2962 - 3033) · Ar-Sakalthôr (3033 - 3102) · Ar-Gimilzôr (3102 - 3177) · Tar-Palantir (3177 - 3255) · Ar-Pharazôn (3255 - 3319)
* Immediately abdicated in favour of his son · Q Ruling Queens · Usurped throne. Later struck off the Line of Kings · Usurped throne from his cousin Tar-Míriel