Inzilbêth

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Inzilbêth
Númenórean
"Faithful Family - Inzilbeth and Inziladun" by Juliana Pinho
Biographical Information
TitlesQueen of Númenor
LocationNúmenor
AffiliationThe Faithful
LanguageAdûnaic and Sindarin
BirthBefore S.A. 3035[1]
Family
HouseHouse of Elros
ParentageLindórië & unnamed great-grandson of Gimilzagar
SpouseAr-Gimilzôr
ChildrenInziladûn and Gimilkhâd
Physical Description
GenderFemale
GalleryImages of Inzilbêth

Inzilbêth was a Queen of Númenor.

History

She was the daughter of Lindórië, who was the sister of Eärendur, the fifteenth Lord of Andúnië,[2] and a descendant of Tar-Calmacil.[3]

Her family was secretly Faithful and she had been taught by her mother. As such, when Ar-Gimilzôr asked her for marriage, she refused but Ar-Gimilzôr did not allow his wishes to be denied.[2] There was no love between Inzilbêth and her husband or between her sons. Her elder son Inziladûn, who would take the royal title of Tar-Palantir, followed her teachings rather than his father's when he became King of Númenor. Her younger son Gimilkhâd however, would follow in the footsteps of his father.[2][3]

Etymology

Inzilbêth is an Adûnaic name. Its meaning is not glossed, but Paul Strack suggests it means "Flower-word" and is a compound of inzil ("flower") and bêth ("word").[4]

Genealogy

Ar-Zimrathôn
2798 - 3033
14th Lord
of Andúnië
Ar-Sakalthôr
2876 - 3102
Lindórië
unknown
Eärendur
unknown
Ar-Gimilzôr
2960 - 3177
INZILBÊTH
unknown
16th Lord
of Andúnië
Tar-Palantir
3035 - 3255
Gimilkhâd
3044 - 3243
Númendil
unknown
Tar-Míriel
3117 - 3319
Ar-Pharazôn
3118 - 3319
Amandil
Sailed west 3316

References