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ta'r-vanime'ldeh
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Tar signifies royalty; Vanimeldë is uncertain, but probably means 'beauty-friend'
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Tar-Vanimeldë

Third and last of Númenor’s Ruling Queens

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Ruling Queens of Númenor

The daughter of Tar-Telemmaitë inherited the rule of Númenor from her father to become the island's sixteenth monarch, and third Ruling Queen. She gave little thought to the practicalities of government, though, and preferred music and dancing. The day-to-day affairs of state she left to her husband Herucalmo, who was of noble descent himself, and effectively ruled Númenor while his wife sat on the throne.

Tar-Vanimeldë was Queen for one hundred and eleven years. When she died, she should have been succeeded by her son, but Herucalmo refused to give up his power. Instead, though he had no legal claim to the throne, he took the name Tar-Anducal and ruled as King for the next twenty years. After Herucalmo's death, the line passed back to its rightful heir, his son, who became King Tar-Alcarin.


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