Númendil

From Tolkien Gateway
Númendil
Númenórean
Biographical Information
TitlesLord of Andúnië[1]
LocationAndúnië, Númenor
AffiliationThe Faithful
LanguageSindarin
BirthLate Second Age[1]
Family
HouseHouse of the Lords of Andúnië[1]
Parentageunknown, grandfather Earendur
ChildrenAmandil[2]
Physical Description
GenderMale

Númendil was the seventeenth Lord of Andúnië and the cousin of king Tar-Palantir.[1] It can be assumed that Númendil was a member of the Royal Council and an important Lord of Númenor. Though the name of his father is not known, his grandfather was Eärendur, the fifteenth Lord of Andúnië.[1]

Númendil was the father of Amandil, who succeeded him as Lord of Andúnië.[2] Amandil would later become the father of Elendil, the founder of the kingdoms of Gondor and Arnor.[3]

Etymology[edit]

Númendil is a Quenya name. Its meaning is not glossed, but Paul Strack suggests it means "Friend of the West" and is a compound of númen ("west") and the suffix -(n)dil ("-friend", "-lover", "devotion", "disinterested love").[4]

Genealogy[edit]

 
 
14th Lord
of Andúnië
 
 
 
Ar-Zimrathôn
2798 - 3033
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eärendur
unknown
 
Lindórië
unknown
 
Ar-Sakalthôr
2876 - 3102
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
16th Lord
of Andúnië
 
Inzilbêth
unknown
 
Ar-Gimilzôr
2960 - 3177
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NÚMENDIL
unknown
 
Tar-Palantir
3035 - 3255
 
Gimilkhâd
3044 - 3243
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Amandil
Sailed west 3316
 
Tar-Míriel
3117 - 3319
 
Ar-Pharazôn
3118 - 3319
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Elendil
3119 - 3441
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Other versions of the legendarium[edit]

Elentir, intended to be another son of Númendil, was a character developed but never fully adapted into the formal history of Númenor. In one version of the story of Ar-Pharazôn, his future wife Míriel, the daughter of the current king, was betrothed to Elentir. However, she fell desperately in love with Pharazôn and chose to become his queen when he took up the Sceptre of Númenor. This story is very different than the tale in the published The Silmarillion, where Ar-Pharazôn takes Míriel very much against her will in order to claim the Sceptre. In either case, Elentir disappeared before Númendil died, leaving Amandil as the Lord of Andúnië.[5]

References

Númendil
House of the Lords of Andúnië
Unknown
eventually Eärendur
17th Lord of AndúniëFollowed by:
Amandil