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Ar-Gimilzôr was the twenty-third King of Númenor, succeeding his father Ar-Sakalthôr as King of the great island realm.


Ar-Gimilzôr's reign was a difficult time for the Elf-friends (Elendili), who called for the return of the Númenóreans to the ways of the Valar and the elves for during this time he persecuted them for their beliefs. Use of the Elvish tongue was forbidden in Númenor by his order in SA 3110. He also neglected the White Tree and no longer made pilgrimage to the Hallow of Eru. In fact, he was so distrustful of The Faithful that he forced them to move from the Haven of Andúnië to the eastern part of the island near Rómenna, and watched them carefully.[2]

Ar-Gimilzôr's wife, Inzilbêth, was secretly an Elf-friend, and she passed on her ways to their son, Tar-Palantir. She was the daughter of Lindórië, who was herself a descendant of Tar-Elendil, the fourth King of Númenor, and also of Tar-Calmacil. Their second son, Gimilkhâd, opposed his elder brother's policies.[1]


His chosen royal name was Adûnaic. His regal name was recorded as Tar-Telemnar ("Silver-flame"), the Quenya version of his name, a custom meant not to offend the Valar. Ar-Gimilzor's Adunaic name translated is "Star-Flame".

Other Versions of the legendariumEdit

In an earlier version, her father is shown as Gimilzagar, the second son of Tar-Calmacil. However, this would make Inzilbêth at least 400 years old at the time of her marriage; despite the long lives of the members of Númenórean royal line, Inzilbêth must have been further removed from Gimilzagar or else the Gimilizagar referred to as her father was not the same Gimilzagar as the son of Tar-Calmacil.

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Rulers of Númenor

Elros Tar-Minyatur | Vardamir Nólimon | Tar-Amandil | Tar-Elendil | Tar-Meneldur | Tar-Aldarion | Tar-Ancalimë | Tar-Anárion | Tar-Súrion | Tar-Telperiën | Tar-Minastir | Tar-Ciryatan | Tar-Atanamir | Tar-Ancalimon | Tar-Telemmaitë | Tar-Vanimeldë | Tar-Anducal (Herucalmo) | Tar-Alcarin | Tar-Calmacil | Tar-Ardamin | Ar-Adûnakhôr | Ar-Zimrathôn | Ar-Sakalthôr | Ar-Gimilzôr | Tar-Palantir | Ar-Pharazôn


  1. 1.0 1.1 Unfinished Tales, Introduction, Part Two, III: "The Line of Elros, The Kings of Númenor"
  2. The Silmarillion, Akallabêth (The Downfall of Númenor)

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