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Tar-Súrion

Tar-Súrion
Númenórean
Biographical Information
TitlesKing of Númenor
LocationNúmenor
LanguageAdûnaic, Sindarin and Quenya
BirthS.A. 1174
RuleS.A. 1394 - 1556 (162 years)
DeathS.A. 1574 (aged 400)
Family
HouseHouse of Elros
ParentageTar-Anárion
SiblingsTwo older sisters
ChildrenTar-Telperiën and Isilmo
Physical Description
GenderMale

Tar-Súrion was the ninth King of Númenor. He was the third child of Tar-Anárion.

[edit] History

Though each of his elder sisters had a claim on the Sceptre ahead of Súrion, their fear of the old Queen, their grandmother, Queen Tar-Ancalimë, meant that each of them refused to become their father's Heir, and so the Kingship of Númenor passed eventually to Tar-Súrion.[1]

The history of Tar-Súrion's 162 years reigning years was fated to be dominated by the female side of the royal line. Not only was his inheritance due to the actions of his grandmother and elder sisters, but his own eldest child was a daughter, who would reign in her own right as Tar-Telperiën, Númenor's second Ruling Queen after he gave up the Sceptre at the age of 382 years.[2]

[edit] Genealogy

Tar-Ancalimë
873 - 1285
 
Hallacar
852 - 1211
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Anárion
1003 - 1404
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Two daughters
unknown
 
TAR-SÚRION
1174 - 1574
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Telperiën
1320 - 1731
 
Isilmo
unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Minastir
1474 - 1873

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Aldarion and Erendis: The Mariner's Wife"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor", Tar-Súrion
Tar-Súrion
House of Elros
Born: S.A. 1174 Died: S.A. 1574
Preceded by:
Tar-Anárion
9th King of Númenor
S.A. 1394 - 1556
Followed by:
Tar-Telperiën