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Tar-Anducal

Tar-Anducal
Númenórean
Biographical Information
Other namesHerucalmo (Q)
TitlesKing of Númenor (de facto)
LocationNúmenor
AffiliationKing's Men
BirthS.A. 2286
RuleS.A. 2637 - 2657 (20 years)
DeathS.A. 2657 (aged 371)
Family
SpouseTar-Vanimeldë
ChildrenTar-Alcarin
Physical Description
GenderMale
Tar-Anducal was the royal name assumed by Herucalmo after the death of his wife, Tar-Vanimeldë, the third Ruling Queen of Númenor. Anducal means "Light of the West".

Tar-Vanimeldë had little interest in her duties as a ruler (preferring to indulge in music and dance). The power of the Sceptre was wielded by her younger husband (also a descendant in the same degree from Tar-Atanamir). When his wife died, Herucalmo usurped the kingship that should have passed on to their son and ruled Númenor for twenty years until he died in S.A. 2657. "Tar-Anducal" being an usurper was not reckoned in the Line of Kings as the seventeenth ruler of Númenor.

Upon his death the Kingship reverted to the rightful heir, Tar-Alcarin.[1]

[edit] Genealogy

Tar-Atanamir
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Ancalimon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Telemmaitë
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Vanimeldë
 
HERUCALMO,
(TAR-ANDUCAL)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Alcarin
 
 

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor", Tar-Vanimeldë
Tar-Anducal
House of Elros
Born: S.A. 2286 Died: S.A. 2657
Preceded by:
Tar-Vanimeldë
De facto King of Númenor
S.A. 2637 - 2657
Followed by:
Tar-Alcarin