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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.

Herucalmo was a descendant from Tar-Atanamir and married Tar-Vanimeldë who was an older relative of the same degree. Tar-Vanimeldë had little interest in her duties as a ruler (preferring to indulge in music and dance) so Herucalmo wielded the power of the Sceptre. When his wife died, Herucalmo usurped the kingship that should have passed on to their son, Alcarin and ruled Númenor for twenty years until he died in S.A. 2657.

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

"Tar-Anducal" being an usurper was not reckoned in the Line of Kings as the seventeenth ruler of Númenor.

[edit] Etymology

Herucalmo means "Lord of Light" in Quenya (from heru, 'lord', cala, 'light', and the masculine agentive suffix -mo).

Anducal means "Light of the West".

[edit] Genealogy

Tar-Atanamir
1800 - 2221
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Ancalimon
1986 - 2386
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Telemmaitë
2136 - 2526
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Vanimeldë
2277 - 2637
 
TAR-ANDUCAL
2286 - 2657
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Alcarin
2406 - 2737
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Calmacil
2516 - 2825
 
 

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