|Other names||Ar-Balkumagân (A)|
|Titles||King of Númenor|
|Language||Adûnaic, Sindarin and Quenya|
|Birth||S.A. 1634 |
|Rule||S.A. 1869 - 2029 (160 years)|
|Death||S.A. 2035 (aged 401)|
|House||House of Elros|
With a great fleet of royal ships he traveled to Middle-earth, bringing numerous treasures back to Númenor. Though a powerful king, Tar-Ciryatan oppressed the men of Middle-earth and scorned his father's yearnings for an alliance with the Eldar. It was during his reign when the Númenoreans began to speak openly against the Ban of the Valar. Those were considered the first signs of the Shadow's passing over Númenor.
1174 - 1574
1320 - 1731
1474 - 1873
1634 - 2035
1800 - 2221
1986 - 2386
Other versions of the Legendarium
The Complete Guide to Middle-earth incorrectly states the year of his death as S.A. 2251. This is because in the Tale of Years, it said in that year "Tar-Atanamir takes the sceptre". However, Atanamir died in 2221. 2221 is itself an emendation of 2251, and the former (2221) appears in the later tables, while the latter (2251) in the earlier tables: therefore 2251 (properly 2221) should have read "Death of Tar-Atanamir. Tar-Ancalimon takes the sceptre".
Portrayal in adaptations
1982: Middle-earth Role Playing:
- Tar-Ciryatan is the father of Er-Murazor, the Witch-king. Tar-Ciryatan's arrogance and greed shaped Murazor into the monster he would become.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor", entry XII Tar-Ciryatan
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor", Tar-Ciryatan
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Index of Names"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor", Note 10
House of Elros
|12th King of Númenor|
S.A. 1869 - 2029