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Tar-Meneldur becomes King of Númenor

Meaning: Literally Servant of the Sky, translated as Astronomer

Event Type: Political

Age: 2nd Age - Pre-Rings

Year: 0740

Description:
He ruled for 143 years, surrendering the sceptre in 883.

In the thirty-ninth year of his age Aldarion returned to Númenor, bringing gifts from Gil-galad to his father; for in the following year, as he had long proclaimed, Tar-Elendil relinquished the Sceptre to his son, and Tar-Meneldur became the King.

Unfinished Tales, Part 2, Ch 2, Aldarion and Erendis

[Tar-Meneldur] was wise, but gentle and patient. He resigned to his son, suddenly and long before due time, as a stroke of policy, in troubles that arose, owing to the disquiet of Gil-galad in Lindon, when he first became aware that an evil spirit, hostile to Eldar and Dúnedain, was stirring in Middle-earth.

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

Contributors:
Lyllyn 4.21.03

added quote: Tanaqui 6Nov05

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