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Hallacar
Númenórean
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Biographical Information
Other namesMámandil (Q)
TitlesLord of Hyarastorni
LocationNúmenor
LanguageAdûnaic and Sindarin
BirthS.A. 852[1]
DeathS.A. 1211[1] (aged 359)
Family
HouseHouse of Elros
ParentageHallatan
SiblingsNessanië
SpouseTar-Ancalimë
ChildrenTar-Anárion
Physical Description
GenderMale
GalleryImages of Hallacar

Hallacar was the son of Hallatan of Hyarastorni, being a descendant of Vardamir Nólimon.

[edit] History

Ancalimë was living in Emerië, hiding on a farm bordering the lands of Hallatan to avoid suitors, when she met a shepherd named Mámandil. She enjoyed his company since he was a skilled singer and met him often in the pastures. Eventually he declared his love for her but Ancalimë demurred since she was the Heir of the King. Mamandil then revealed that he was actually Hallacar of the line of Elros and pressed his suit. Still, Ancalimë rejected him although they were later wed.

Accounts differ as to the particulars of their marriage. One version stated that Hallacar persisted in seeking her hand and that Ancalimë was pressured by the Council of the Sceptre to accept him to bring quiet to the realm. Another version said that when her cousin Soronto called upon her to surrender the Heirship (which at the time required that a female Heir must resign if unwed beyond a certain limit), she married Hallacar to spite Soronto. Still another account suggested that Ancalimë married Hallacar after the provision had been removed, to ensure that Soronto could not become King if she were childless.

Thus, both married in S.A. 1000, despite it was clear was that Ancalimë desired neither love nor a son. After the birth of their son Anárion in 1003, there was strife between them when Hallacar secretly arranged for her serving-women to become married, which the Queen had forbidden, causing their separation.[2]

[edit] Etymology

Hallacar is not glossed, but as Paul Strack proposes, it is probably Quenya for "Tall Helmet", from halla ("tall") + car(ma) ("helmet").[3]

Same case with his alias Mámandil, which probably comes from máma ("sheep") + -ndil ("friend, lover").[4]

[edit] Genealogy

 
 
 
Vardamir Nólimon
S.A. 61 - 471
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Amandil
192 - 603
 
 
 
Nolondil
b. 222
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Elendil
350 - 751
 
 
 
Axantur
b. 395
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Meneldur
543 - 942
 
 
 
Cemendur
b. 575
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Aldarion
700 - 1098
 
 
 
Hallatan
b. 711
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Ancalimë
873 - 1285
 
Nessanië
b. 840
 
HALLACAR
852 - 1211
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Anárion
1003 - 1404
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Súrion
1174 - 1574
 
 
 
 


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 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, "Aldarion and Erendis: The Mariner's Wife"
  3. Paul Strack, "Q. Hallacar m.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 16 June 2021)
  4. Paul Strack, "Q. Mámandil m.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 16 June 2021)