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Ar-Gimilzôr

Meaning: The Silver Flame

Other Names: Tar-Telemnar

Location(s): Númenor

Race/Species: Man

Type/Kind: 2nd age Numenoreans

Title(s): King of Númenor

Dates: II 2960 - II 3177

Parents: Ar-Sakalthôr

Spouse: Inzilbêth

Children: lnziladûn (Tar-Palantir), Gimilkhâd

Description:
Ar-Gimilzôr ... ruled for 75 years until his death in 3177. He was the greatest enemy of the Faithful that had yet arisen; and he forbade utterly the use of the Eldarin tongues, and would not permit any of the Eldar to come to the land, and punished those that welcomed them. He revered nothing, and went never to the Hallow of Eru. He was wedded to Inzilbêth, a lady descended from Tar-Calmacil; but she was secretly of the Faithful, for her mother was Lindórië of the House of the Lords of Andúnië, and there was small love between them, and strife between their sons. For Inziladûn the elder was beloved of his mother and of like mind with her; but Gimilkhâd the younger was his father's son, and him Ar-Gimilzôr would fain have appointed his Heir, had the laws allowed.

Unfinished Tales, Part 2, Ch 3, The Line of Elros, Kings of Númenor

In his day the White Tree was untended and began to decline; and he ... punished those that welcomed the ships of Eressëa, that still came secretly to the west-shores of the land.

Now the Elendili dwelt mostly in the western regions of Númenor; but Ar-Gimilzôr commanded all that he could discover to be of this party to remove from the west and dwell in the east of the land; and there they were watched. ... [He] desired to end all friendship between their people and the Eldar of Eressëa....

The Silmarillion, Akallabêth

Contributors:
Lyllyn 8.26.03
added quote: Elena Tiriel 17Nov05

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