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Dates
III 15161 - III 1636 (120 years)
King of Gondor from III 1634 (reigned 2 years)
Race
Division
Culture
Family
Pronunciation
tele'mnar
Meaning
Probably 'fire of heaven'2
Titles
Heir of Anárion, Heir of Elendil, King of Gondor, King of the Southern Realm

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Telemnar

The hapless twenty-sixth King of Gondor

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Minardil
Telemnar
Minastan
Unnamed
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Tarondor
Unnamed
children

Kings of Gondor

Telemnar's Kingship was one of Gondor's shortest and most tragic. He succeeded to the throne after his father Minardil was brutally slain in a sudden Corsair attack on Pelargir, but he was not to reign for long. After just two years on the throne, the Great Plague came out of the east and ravaged Gondor. Telemnar and all his children died of the sickness; he was succeeded by his nephew, Tarondor.


Notes

1

The date of Telemnar's birth appears only in The History of Middle-earth volume XII, The Peoples of Middle-earth. It cannot therefore be considered completely reliable.

2

The name Telemnar also appears in Tar-Telemnar, the Elvish translation of Adûnaic Ar-Gimilzór. That Adûnaic name contains gimil, 'star'. The Elvish translation Telemnar does not appear to be literal, but instead is probably related to telmë, the dome of heaven, hence the translation 'fire of heaven'.

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