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Vardamir Nólimon

Meaning: Lofty Jewel

Location(s): Númenor

Race/Species: Man

Type/Kind: 2nd age Numenoreans

Title(s):
deemed 2nd King of Númenor

Dates: II 61~471

Parents:
father:
Elros Tar-Minyatur
— 1st King of Númenor

Siblings:
Tindómiel
Manwendil
Atanalcar

Children:
Tar-Amandil
— 3rd King of Númenor

Description:

Vardamir Nólimon, the son of Elros Tar-Minyatur, was deemed the 2nd King of Númenor in the Scroll of the Kings, though he immediately relinquished the office to his son, Tar-Amandil:
Vardamir Nólimon... was born in the year 61 of the Second Age and died in 471. He was called Nólimon for his chief love was for ancient lore, which he gathered from Elves and Men. Upon the departure of Elros, being then 3811 years of age, he did not ascend the throne, but gave the sceptre to his son.2 He is nonetheless accounted the second of the Kings, and is deemed to have reigned one year. It remained the custom thereafter until the days of Tar-Atanamir that the King should yield the sceptre to his successor before he died; and the Kings died of free will while yet in vigour of mind.

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

Tar-Ancalimë... married in the year 1000 Hallacar son of Hallatan, a descendant of Vardamir.3

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


Notes
1 It may be noted that almost all the Kings from Vardamir to Tar-Ancalimon lived to or a little beyond their four hundredth year, and the three who did not died within one or two years of it.

Unfinished Tales, Part 2, Ch 3, The Line of Elros, Kings of Númenor: Notes, Note 1

2 A legitimate male heir..., could not refuse [the kingship]; but since a King could always resign the Sceptre, a male heir could in fact immediately resign to his natural heir. He was then himself deemed also to have reigned for at least one year; and this was the case (the only case) with Vardamir, the son of Elros, who did not ascend the throne but gave the Sceptre to his son Amandil.

Unfinished Tales, Part 2, Ch 2, Aldarion and Erendis: Notes, Note 26

3 According to the family tree of Elros Tar-Minyatur, Hallacar of Hyarastorni is Vardamir's great-great-great grandson.

Unfinished Tales, Part 2, Ch 2, Aldarion and Erendis: The earlier generations of the Line of Elros

Contributors:
Elena Tiriel 21Aug07, 15Dec09

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