Telemnar

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Telemnar
Gondorian
Biographical Information
PositionKing of Gondor
LocationGondor
LanguageWestron
BirthT.A. 1516
RuleT.A. 1634 - 1636 (2 years)
DeathT.A. 1636 (aged 120)
During Great Plague
Family
HouseHouse of Anárion
ParentageMinardil
SiblingsMinastan
ChildrenUnnamed children
Physical Description
GenderMale

Telemnar, T.A. 1516[1] - T.A. 1636,[2] was the twenty-sixth King of Gondor.

History[edit]

Telemnar came to the throne unexpectedly when his father Minardil was killed in a surprise raid by Corsairs of Umbar. In response, he began outfitting a fleet to reduce the Haven of Umbar, but this work was halted when the Great Plague struck his realm.[1] The King and all his children died in T.A. 1636,[3] as did a large number of the people of Gondor. The White Tree withered and died, Osgiliath was partially deserted and began to fall into ruin, and the watch on Mordor ceased.[4]

With Telemnar and all his heirs deceased, the Kingship passed on to his nephew Tarondor, the son of Telemnar's younger brother Minastan.[2]

Etymology[edit]

Telemnar is Quenya. Its meaning is not glossed, but as Paul Strack explains, it seems to mean "Silver Fire" and be a compound of an assimilated form telep of telpë ("silver") and the element nár ("fire").[5]

Genealogy[edit]

 
 
Hyarmendacil II
1391 - 1621
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Minardil
1454 - 1634
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TELEMNAR
1516 - 1636
 
Minastan
unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
children
unknown
 
Tarondor
1577 - 1798
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Telumehtar
Umbardacil

1632 - 1850


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "VII. The Heirs of Elendil"
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Realms in Exile", "The Southern Line: Heirs of Anarion"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion"
  5. Paul Strack, "Q. Telemnar m.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 28 July 2021)
Telemnar
House of Anárion
Cadet branch of House of Elros
Born: T.A. 1516 Died: T.A. 1636
Preceded by:
Minardil
26th King of Gondor
T.A. 1634 - 1636
Followed by:
Tarondor


The Southern Line and the Heirs of Anárion
Kings of Gondor: Elendil (S.A. 3320 - 3441) · Isildur (S.A. 3441 - T.A. 2) and Anárion (S.A. 3320 - 3440) · Meneldil (T.A. 2 - 158) · Cemendur (158 - 238) · Eärendil (238 - 324) · Anardil (324 - 411) · Ostoher (411 - 492) · Rómendacil I (492 - 541) · Turambar (541 - 667) · Atanatar I (667 - 748) · Siriondil (748 - 830) · Tarannon Falastur (830 - 913) · Eärnil I (913 - 936) · Ciryandil (936 - 1015) · Hyarmendacil I (1015 - 1149) · Atanatar II Alcarin (1149 - 1226) · Narmacil I (1226 - 1294) · Calmacil (1294 - 1304) · Rómendacil II (1304 - 1366) · Valacar (1366 - 1432) · Eldacar (1432 - 1437) · Castamir the Usurper (1437 - 1447) · Eldacar restored (1447 - 1490) · Aldamir (1490 - 1540) · Hyarmendacil II (1540 - 1621) · Minardil (1621 - 1634) · Telemnar (1634 - 1636) · Tarondor (1636 - 1798) · Telumehtar Umbardacil (1798 - 1850) · Narmacil II (1850 - 1856) · Calimehtar (1856 - 1936) · Ondoher (1936 - 1944) · Eärnil II (1945 - 2043) · Eärnur (2043 - 2050)
Stewards of Gondor: Húrin of Emyn Arnen (c. T.A. 1630s) · Pelendur (before T.A. 1944 - 1998) · Vorondil (1998 - 2029) · Mardil Voronwë (2029 - 2080) · Eradan (2080 - 2116) · Herion (2116 - 2148) · Belegorn (2148 - 2204) · Húrin I (2204 - 2244) · Túrin I (2244 - 2278) · Hador (2278 - 2395) · Barahir (2395 - 2412) · Dior (2412 - 2435) · Denethor I (2435 - 2477) · Boromir (2477 - 2489) · Cirion (2489 - 2567) · Hallas (2567 - 2605) · Húrin II (2605 - 2628) · Belecthor I (2628 - 2655) · Orodreth (2655 - 2685) · Ecthelion I (2685 - 2698) · Egalmoth (2698 - 2743) · Beren (2743 - 2763) · Beregond (2763 - 2811) · Belecthor II (2811 - 2872) · Thorondir (2872 - 2882) · Túrin II (2882 - 2914) · Turgon (2914 - 2953) · Ecthelion II (2953 - 2984) · Denethor II (2984 - 3019) · Faramir (T.A. 3019 - Fo.A. 82) · Elboron (Fo.A. 82 onwards)
Kings of Gondor: Elessar (T.A. 3019 - Fo.A. 120) · Eldarion (Fo.A. 120 onwards)
Non-ruling stewards are in italics