|Other names||Nólimon (Q)|
|Titles||King of Númenor (de jure)|
|Language||Adûnaic, Sindarin and Quenya|
|Birth||S.A. 61 |
|Rule||S.A. 442 (immediately abdicated)|
S.A. 442 - 443 (de jure)
|Death||S.A. 471 (aged 410)|
|House||House of Elros|
|Siblings||Tindómiel, Manwendil and Atanalcar|
|Children||Amandil, Vardilmë, Aulendil and Nolondil|
As the eldest of the four children of Elros Tar-Minyatur, Vardamir was the heir to the Sceptre of Númenor. He was noted as an exceptional scholar whose only desire was to study, not to rule. When Elros died, Vardamir was already advanced in years. He immediately abdicated in favour of his eldest son, who would rule as Tar-Amandil. However, Vardamir was still officially counted as the second King of Númenor, having nominally ruled for a single year.
Vardamir means "Jewel of Varda" in Quenya (from mírë "jewel"). His surname, Nólimon, means "Man of Knowledge" (from nólë "lore, knowledge" and -mon, a masculine suffix). Like all the rulers of Númenor who took royal titles in Quenya, Vardamir added the prefix tar- ("high") to his name when he received the Sceptre.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Aldarion and Erendis: The Mariner's Wife", "The earlier generations of the Line of Elros"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor", Vardamir Nólimon
House of Elros
|2nd King of Númenor (de jure)|
S.A. 442 - 443