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This article is about the third King of Númenor. For the the father of Elendil, see Amandil (Lord of Andúnië).
Tar-Amandil
Númenórean
Biographical Information
Other namesAr-Aphanuzîr (A)
TitlesKing of Númenor
LocationNúmenor
LanguageAdûnaic, Sindarin and Quenya
BirthS.A. 192
RuleS.A. 442 - 590 (de facto)
S.A. 443 - 590 (de jure)
DeathS.A. 603 (aged 411)
Family
HouseHouse of Elros
ParentageVardamir
SiblingsAulendil, Nolondil and Vardilmë
ChildrenEärendur, Elendil and Mairen
Physical Description
GenderMale
Tar-Amandil was the third King of Númenor. He ruled for 148 years, from 442 to 590 of the Second Age. Tar-Amandil was legally the third King, but actually its second ruler. His father, Vardamir Nólimon, declined to take the Sceptre upon the death of his own father, Elros Tar-Minyatur, and was only a titular King.[1]

Tar-Amandil had three children: two sons, Elendil and Eärendur; and a daughter, Mairen.[2] Just as his father had yielded the Sceptre before his death, Tar-Amandil abdicated in 590 and was succeeded by his eldest son Elendil, who would rule as Tar-Elendil. This tradition of renouncing the Sceptre a few years before death was observed by most of the rulers of Númenor until Tar-Atanamir.[1]

[edit] Etymology

Amandil means "Devoted to Aman" in Quenya (from -ndil "friend, lover, devoted to"). Like all the rulers of Númenor who took their royal names in Quenya, Amandil added the prefix tar- ("high") to his name when he received the Sceptre.

In Sauron Defeated, the name of Elendil's father, Amandil, is listed as Aphanuzîr,[3] therefore his Adûnaic name was Ar-Aphanuzîr.[4]

[edit] Genealogy

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Elros Tar-Minyatur
F.A. 532 - S.A. 442
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vardamir Nólimon
S.A. 61 - 471
 
Tindómiel
after 61
 
Manwendil
after 61
 
Atanalcar
after 61
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TAR-AMANDIL
192 - 603
 
Vardilmë
b. 203
 
Aulendil
b. 213
 
Nolondil
b. 222
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Elendil
350 - 751
 
Eärendur
b. 361
 
Mairen
b. 377
 
Yávien
b. 371
 
Oromendil
b. 382
 
Axantur
b. 395
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Silmariën
b. 521
 
Isilmë
b. 532
 
Tar-Meneldur
543 - 942
 
Caliondo
512 - 900
 
 
 
 
 
Lindissë
b. 551
 
Ardamir
b. 562
 
Cemendur
b. 575
Tar-Amandil
House of Elros
Born: S.A. 192 Died: S.A. 603
Preceded by:
Tar-Vardamir
3rd King of Númenor
S.A. 443 - 590
Followed by:
Tar-Elendil

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 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", "The earlier generations of the Line of Elros"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Sauron Defeated, "Part Three: The Drowning of Anadûnê: (iv) The final form", p. 389
  4. "An Interpretation of the Names in the Line of Elros" , Lalaith's Middle-earth Science Pages (accessed 25 August 2013)