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Tar-Meneldur

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Elentirmo[1] Irimon [2]
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Tar-Meneldur was the fifth King of Númenor. His two older sisters were Silmariën and Isilmë. During his time the Númenóreans began to return to Middle-earth, and great fleets of ships were built to explore all the lands east of Númenor.

BiographyEdit

Tar-Meneldur succeeded his father, Tar-Elendil, because the rules of succession did not allow women to rule, per the principle of agnatic primogeniture. Had the principle of equal primogeniture been followed instead, control of the throne would have passed to Silmariën.

Tar-Meneldur married Almarian and had three children: AnardilAilinel, and Almiel.

During the rule of Tar-Meneldur, contact with the Middle Men of Eriador was reestablished under guidance of the elves of Lindon under Gil-galad. Tar-Meneldur encouraged the seafarers, and allowed his son Aldarion to establish a guild of seafarers, which became one of the most powerful organisations in Númenor. Many voyages along the coasts were made at this time, and the first settlements were made in Middle-earth by Númenórean explorers, although none of them permanent yet. These early settlements were however the later cores of Arnor and Gondor, and the reestablished contact of Númenóreans with their distant kin allowed the Adûnaic tongue to merge with local, far akin languages, eventually leading to the Westron speech. This would in later years prove to be one of the greatest assets to the power of Númenor in Middle-earth.

Near the end of Tar-Meneldur's rule reports came that evil had begun to stir in the east of Middle-earth (the first awakenings of Sauron, as was later learned), and Gil-galad requested the aid of Tar-Meneldur. Recognizing his son Aldarion was more aware of the troubles, and was a powerful leader of men, Meneldur abdicated in favour of his son far earlier than was expected.

On the family front Meneldur, together with his wife Almarian, attempted to mediate between his son Aldarion and Aldarion's betrothed Erendis, who had become estranged. For a time they were successful, and Aldarion and Erendis were wed, but Aldarion soon left again for sea. It was during his long absence in Middle-earth, a time during which Aldarion was instructed by Gil-galad, that Erendis left the royal court for her home. By the time Aldarion returned even Meneldur's best attempts could not heal the breach.

Meneldur was a lover of star-lore and enjoyed watching their motions. For this purpose he built a tower in the north of Forostar.[3]

Meneldur died in SA 942 after a rule of 143 years, at the age of 399 years.[2]

EtymologyEdit

Meneldur means "Servant of Heaven" in Quenya.

Other NamesEdit

His other names Elentirmo[1] and Irimon[2] meant "the Heavens" and "Star Watcher" also in Quenya.

House of ElrosEdit

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Elros
Tar-Minyatur
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Vardamir
   
   
Tindómiel
   
   
Manwendil
   
   
Atanalcar
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Amandil
   
   
Vardilmë
   
   
Aulendil
   
   
Nolondil
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Eärendur
   
   
Tar-Elendil
   
   
Mairen
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Vëantur
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Elatan
   
   
Silmariën
   
   
Isilmë
   
   
Tar-Meneldur
   
   
Almarian
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Valandil
   
   
Erendis
   
   
Tar-Aldarion
   
   
Ailinel
   
   
Orchaldor
   
   
Almiel
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Hallacar
   
   
Tar-Ancalimë
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Soronto
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Tar-Anárion
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Tar-Súrion
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Two daughters
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Tar-Telperiën
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Isilmo
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Tar-Minastir
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Tar-Ciryatan
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Tar-Atanamir
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Tar-Ancalimon
   
   
   
   
   
   
Unnamed child
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Tar-Telemmaitë
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Herucalmo
   
   
Tar-Vanimeldë
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Tar-Alcarin
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Tar-Calmacil
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Tar-Ardamin
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Gimilzagar
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Ar-Adûnakhôr
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Ar-Zimrathôn
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Ar-Sakalthôr
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Ar-Gimilzôr
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Tar-Palantir
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Gimilkhâd
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Tar-Míriel
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Ar-Pharazôn


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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


ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Unfinished Tales: A Description of the Island of Númenor
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Unfinished Tales: The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor
  3. Unfinished Tales: Aldarion and Erendis: The Mariner's Wife

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