Tar-Telperiën

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Tar-Telperiën
Númenórean
Shyangell - Tar-Telperien.jpg
"Tar-Telperien" by Shyangell
Biographical Information
TitlesRuling Queen of Númenor
LocationNúmenor
LanguageAdûnaic, Sindarin and Quenya
BirthS.A. 1320[1]
RuleS.A. 1556 - 1731 (175 years)[1]
DeathS.A. 1731[1] (aged 411)
Family
HouseHouse of Elros
ParentageTar-Súrion[1]
SiblingsIsilmo[1]
Physical Description
GenderFemale
GalleryImages of Tar-Telperiën

Tar-Telperiën was the tenth monarch of Númenor and its second Ruling Queen. She was the eldest child of Tar-Súrion.[1]

During her rule in Númenor, momentous events took place in Middle-earth: in S.A. 1600 the Rings of Power were forged,[2] in S.A. 1693 the War of the Elves and Sauron began[3] and in S.A. 1700 a great navy from Númenor is sent to Lindon[4] to aid the Elves and utterly routs the forces of Sauron at the Battle of the Gwathló.[5]

She refused to wed, and so died without an heir. Tar-Telperiën was long-lived even for one of Elros' line, and appeared to be reluctant to give up her power: unlike all the rulers of Númenor before her, she did not surrender the Sceptre to her successor a few years before her death, but instead waited until just prior to it.[1]

Tar-Telperiën's nephew Minastir, the son of her younger brother Isilmo, succeeded her and ruled as Tar-Minastir.[1]

Etymology[edit]

Telperien is a Quenya name. Its meaning is not glossed, but Paul Strack suggests it could mean "Silver-daugther" as a compound of telpë ("silver") and the feminine suffix -ien ("-daughter"); though it could also be a feminised form of Telperion, the name of the White Tree of Valinor.[6] Like all the rulers of Númenor who took their royal names in Quenya, Telperien added the prefix tar- ("high") to her name when she received the Sceptre.[7]

Genealogy[edit]

 
 
Tar-Anárion
1003 - 1404
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Two daughters
unknown
 
Tar-Súrion
1174 - 1574
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TAR-TELPERIËN
1320 - 1731
 
Isilmo
unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Minastir
1474 - 1873
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Ciryatan
1634 - 2035


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor"entry X Tar-Telperien
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Second Age", entry for the year c. 1600 of the Second Age
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Second Age", entry for the year 1693 of the Second Age
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Second Age", entry for the year 1700 of the Second Age
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The History of Galadriel and Celeborn", "Concerning Galadriel and Celeborn"
  6. Paul Strack, "Q. Telperien f.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 22 December 2021)
  7. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor", first paragraph and entry I to XXV
Tar-Telperiën
House of Elros
Born: S.A. 1320 Died: S.A. 1731
Preceded by:
Tar-Súrion
10th Ruler/2nd Ruling Queen of Númenor
S.A. 1556 - 1731
Followed by:
Tar-Minastir


Kings of Númenor
Elros Tar-Minyatur (S.A. 32 - 442) · Tar-Vardamir* (442) · Tar-Amandil (442 - 590) · Tar-Elendil (590 - 740) · Tar-Meneldur (740 - 883) · Tar-Aldarion (883 - 1075) · Tar-AncalimëQ (1075 - 1280) · Tar-Anárion (1280 - 1394) · Tar-Súrion (1394 - 1556) · Tar-TelperiënQ (1556 - 1731) · Tar-Minastir (1731 - 1869) · Tar-Ciryatan (1869 - 2029) · Tar-Atanamir (2029 - 2221) · Tar-Ancalimon (2221 - 2386) · Tar-Telemmaitë (2386 - 2526) · Tar-VanimeldëQ (2526 - 2637) · Tar-Anducal (2637 - 2657) · Tar-Alcarin (2657 - 2737) · Tar-Calmacil (2737 - 2825) · Tar-Ardamin (2825 - 2899) · Ar-Adûnakhôr (2899 - 2962) · Ar-Zimrathôn (2962 - 3033) · Ar-Sakalthôr (3033 - 3102) · Ar-Gimilzôr (3102 - 3177) · Tar-Palantir (3177 - 3255) · Ar-Pharazôn (3255 - 3319)
* Immediately abdicated in favour of his son · Q Ruling Queens · Usurped throne. Later struck off the Line of Kings · Usurped throne from his cousin Tar-Míriel