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Being A Discourse Upon Anarion

Flicking through Unfinished Tales, I read with interest that Meneldil "was the fourth son of Anarion". However, upon checking the character bios here, it seems only Anarion only fathered one son- Meneldil. Am I missing something by not owning all the Histories of Middle Earth, or is the bio at fault, or...? 



Re: Being A Discourse Upon Anarion

Hi Aruthir,

Umm, I'm not sure what you mean -- both Meneldil's bio and his birth entry mention that he is the fourth child....?


Meneldil of Gondor born in Númenor:

Oh! Sorry, just realized that you must be referring to Anárion's bio (, which has not been updated for years (you can tell, because entries upgraded in the last five or six years use colored backgrounds, blue or tan, to distinguish quotations from comments). Yes, the bio leaves out the three older, unnamed siblings and needs to be reviewed and upgraded in general.

I will put that on my to-do list for after I move, when I can hopefully spend some unrushed time online. I really miss hanging out at HASA, playing with Resources....

- Barbara



Re: Being A Discourse Upon Anarion

Erm, no, I was wrong... the bio for Anárion actually does contain the quote you mentioned:

"It is stated in unpublished annals that Meneldil was the fourth child of Anárion , that he was born in the year 3318 of the Second Age, and that he was the last man to be born in Númenor."

Unfinished Tales, Part 3, Ch 1, The Disaster of the Gladden Fields

But Meneldil's siblings are not mentioned in the "Children" section of Anárion's bio, so I will certainly fix that when I upgrade the entry.

Thanks for letting me know about this....

- Barbara



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