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Extant during the thirty-first century of the Second Age1
Descended from the house of the Lords of Andúnië
Lindórië's family was associated with the harbour city of Andúnië


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The mother of Inzilbêth

Unnamed fourteenth
Lord of Andúnië

The sister of Eärendur of Andúnië in Númenor. Lindórië was part of the tradition of the Faithful associated with the Lords of Andúnië, and she passed this tradition on to her daughter Inzilbêth. Inzilbêth became Queen to King Ar-Gimilzôr, one of the greatest enemies of the Faithful, but her elder son Inziladûn was of like mind with his mother. So, when Lindórië's grandson took the Sceptre of Númenor, he took an Elvish name, Tar-Palantir, and did what little he could to reverse the work of the King's Men.

Though we know the names of Lindórië's brother Eärendur, and daughter Inzilbêth, the name of her husband is harder to discover with certainty. A brief hint in Unfinished Tales suggests that his name may have been Gimilzagar, but (as Christopher Tolkien observes) Gimilzagar was the younger son of Tar-Calmacil, who lived at least three generations earlier, so this identity seems doubtful.



We have very little evidence for Lindórië's dates, but we do know that her elder brother Eärendur served as Lord of Andúnië during the reign of Ar-Sakalthôr (II 3033 - II 3102), which implies that Lindórië herself lived during the thirty-first century of the Second Age. Also notable is the fact that Lindórië's daughter Inzilbêth married Ar-Sakalthôr's son Ar-Gimilzôr, who was born in II 2960. Assuming Inzilbêth's own birthdate was comparable to her husband's, it seems that Lindórië must have been alive during the thirtieth century, suggesting that her own birth date would have been close to (very approximately) II 2900.


The meaning of Lindórië's name is not explained, though it apparently contains the Elvish element lind- for 'song' or 'music'. The -órië ending is much less certain, but is perhaps connected to the verb 'to rise', in which case the name Lindórië would mean something like 'rising song'.


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