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Dates
II 3118 to II 3319 (201 years)
King of Númenor from II 3255 (ruled 64 years)
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Pronunciation
a'rr farazoa'n
Meaning
'Ar' denotes 'King'. 'Pharazôn' is usually interpreted 'Golden'1
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  • Updated 23 May 1999
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Ar-Pharazôn

The last King of Númenor

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Twenty-fifth and last King of Númenor. He assailed Mordor and brought Sauron back to Númenor as a hostage, but Sauron seduced him, and persuaded him to sail on Valinor itself. As punishment for this act, the island of Númenor sank beneath the waves of the Great Sea.


Notes

1

The Elvish equivalent of this name, Calion, suggests that 'golden' is meant in the sense of 'shining' or 'brilliant'.

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