Hallacar

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Hallacar
Númenórean
"Shepherds of Numenor" by Juliana Pinho
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[2]
ParentageHallatan
SiblingsNessanië[1]
SpouseTar-Ancalimë
ChildrenTar-Anárion
Physical Description
GenderMale
GalleryImages of Hallacar

Hallacar was the son of Hallatan of Hyarastorni,[2] and a descendant of Vardamir Nólimon[1].

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.[2]

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.[2]

Thus, both married in S.A. 1000,[3] despite it was clear was that Ancalimë desired neither love nor a son. After the birth of their son Anárion in 1003[4] there was strife between them[3] and after Hallacar secretly arranged for her serving-women to become married, which the Queen had forbidden, she hated Hallacar.[2]

Etymology

Hallacar is a Quenya name. Its meaning is not glossed, but Paul Strack suggests it means "Tall Helmet", from halla ("tall") + car(ma) ("helmet").[5]

Mámandil is also a Quenya name. Its meaning is not glossed, but Paul Strack suggests it means "Sheep-friend", from máma ("sheep") + -ndil ("friend, lover").[6]

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