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soo'ree-on
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Súrion

The Heir to Tar-Anárion

Tar-Anárion
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Súrion
Tar-Telperiën
Isilmo

The youngest of the three children of Anárion, and therefore one of the grandchildren of the formidable Queen Tar-Ancalimë of Númenor. Though each of his elder sisters had a claim on the Sceptre ahead of Súrion, their fear of the old Queen meant that each of them refused to become their father's Heir, and so the Kingship of Númenor passed eventually to Súrion.

The history of Tar-Súrion's reign was fated to be dominated by the female side of the royal line. Not only was his inheritance due to the actions of his grandmother and elder sisters, but his own eldest child was a daughter, who would reign in her own right as Tar-Telperiën, Númenor's second Ruling Queen.


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1

Súrion's name is not explained, but it seems to derive from súrë, 'wind'. (Compare Galadriel's Quenya farewell in Lórien, in The Fellowship of the Ring II 8, Farewell to Lórien, where we see the word súrinen, 'in the wind'.) If this interpretation is correct, then Súrion's name would apparently mean something like 'wind son'.

See also...

Anárion, King of Númenor

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