|Birth||S.A. 799 |
|Death||unknown (aged 204+) |
|House||descended from the House of Hador and the House of Elros|
|Parentage||Orchaldor and Ailinel|
Soronto was a Man of the royal lineage of Númenor, the grandson of Tar-Meneldur and son of Ailinel, a sister of Tar-Aldarion. He lived during the later years of the first millennium of the Second Age. His father was Orchaldor, a descendant of the House of Hador.
Before Tar-Aldarion changed the Law of Succession in Númenor only the son of the King could be the King's heir or, if he had no son, then the nearest male kinsman of male descent from Elros Tar-Minyatur would be King. This meant that Malantur (grandson of Tar-Elendil's younger brother Eärendur) was in line for the Sceptre. After Tar-Aldarion changed the law, his daughter Ancalimë could become the ruler of Númenor. But because of a clause in the changed law that said that the Queen had to marry in order to keep her position and could not die childless, Soronto apparently remained hopeful of receiving the Sceptre. However, despite Tar-Ancalimë's reluctance to wed, she did eventually marry, to spite Soronto and kept him from taking her place. Once her son Anárion was born Soronto's hopes were completely dashed.
Soronto is a Quenya name. Its meaning is not glossed, but Paul Strack suggests the first element seems to be soron ("eagle").
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- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Aldarion and Erendis: The Mariner's Wife", "The earlier generations of the Line of Elros"
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Aldarion and Erendis: The Mariner's Wife"
- ↑ Paul Strack, "Q. Soronto m.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 21 January 2022)