|Other names||Alcarin (Q, "Glorious")|
|Titles||King of Gondor|
|Language||Westron and Sindarin|
|Birth||T.A. 977 |
|Rule||T.A. 1149 - 1226 (77 years)|
|Death||T.A. 1226 (aged 249)|
|House||House of Anárion|
|Children||Narmacil I and Calmacil|
He succeeded his father Hyarmendacil I in T.A. 1149 when Gondor had reached its greatest power and largest extent. Atanatar lived in ease and splendour, such that people said "precious stones are pebbles in Gondor for children to play with." The King loved luxury and it was during his reign that the original Crown of Gondor was replaced by a jeweled helm. However, due to the King's indolence nothing was done to maintain the power that his ancestors had built and the watch upon Mordor was neglected.
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Realms in Exile", "The Southern Line: Heirs of Anarion"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Eriador, Arnor, and the Heirs of Isildur"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion"
House of Anárion
|16th King of Gondor|
T.A. 1149 - 1226