Lindórië

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Lindórië
Númenórean
"Faithful Family - Lindorie and Inzilbeth" by Juliana Pinho
Biographical Information
LocationAndúnië, Númenor
AffiliationThe Faithful
LanguageAdûnaic, Sindarin and Quenya
BirthLate Second Age, perhaps 31st century[1]
Family
HouseHouse of the Lords of Andúnië
SiblingsEärendur
SpouseGreat-grandson of Gimilzagar
ChildrenInzilbêth
Physical Description
GenderFemale
GalleryImages of Lindórië

Lindórië was one of the Faithful of Númenor, being the daughter of the fourteenth Lord of Andúnië (and the sister of Eärendur, the fifteenth Lord of that line).

Lindórië was born during the dark times of Númenor when the Númenorians, led by their Kings were turning against the Valar. However she belonged to the Faithful and instilled her beliefs in her daughter Inzilbêth, who passed these beliefs on to her elder son Inziladûn. Due to this upbringing, when Lindórië's grandson took the Sceptre of Númenor, he adopted the name Tar-Palantir in Quenya and attempted to reverse the influences of the King's Men.[2][3]

Etymology

Lindórië is a Quenya name. Its meaning is not glossed, but Helge Fauskanger suggests that it means "She that arises in beauty" (compare with Melkor, which means "He that arises in Might") and consists of the compounds linda ("fair", "beautiful") and a feminine form of the ending in Melkor.[4] According to Paul Strack the meaning of the name is unclear, but he suggests that its initial element might be derived from lindë ("singing", "song", "musical sound").[5]

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

References

  1. Robert Foster, The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, entry "Lindórië"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Akallabêth: The Downfall of Númenor"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor", Tar-Palantir
  4. Helge Fauskanger, "Lindórie", Quettaparma Quenyallo (accessed 27 January 2022)
  5. Paul Strack, "Q. Lindórië f.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 27 January 2022)

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