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Almiel

Almiel
Númenórean
Biographical Information
LocationNúmenor
LanguageAdûnaic, Sindarin and Quenya
BirthS.A. 729
Forostar
Family
HouseHouse of Elros
ParentageTar-Meneldur and Almarian
SiblingsAnardil and Ailinel
Physical Description
GenderFemale

Almiel (Q, pron. [ˈalmi.el], stem Almield-) was the third child and second daughter of Tar-Meneldur and Almarian. Her older brother was Anardil, who when he became king was known as Tar-Aldarion.[1]

When Aldarion built the great ship Palarran Tar-Meneldur was angry. Though Queen Almarian stayed the king from prohibiting Aldarion from sailing, the king did forbid his wife and daughters from bringing a bough of oiolairë to the ship. Because Almarian, Ailinel, and Almiel obeyed the king's command it gave Erendis the opportunity to present the token of goodwill to the prince, which kindled love in Aldarion for Erendis.[2]

[edit] Etymology

Almiel's name seems to mean "Daughter of Good Fortune" in Quenya (from the word alma, 'good fortune', and -iel, the feminine patronymic suffix).

[edit] Genealogy

 
 
Tar-Meneldur
 
Almarian
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Aldarion
 
Ailinel
 
ALMIEL

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Aldarion and Erendis: The Mariner's Wife"