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Valandil of Andúnië

Meaning: Lover of the Valar

Location(s): Andúnië, Númenor

Race/Species: Man

Type/Kind: 2nd age Numenoreans

Title(s):
1st Lord of Andúnië
Member, Council of the Sceptre

Dates: II

Parents:
mother: Silmarien
father: Elatan of Andúnië

Description:
Meneldur was the son of Tar-Elendil, the fourth King of Númenor. He was the King's third child, for he had two sisters, named Silmarien and Isilmë. The elder of these was wedded to Elatan of Andúnië, and their son was Valandil, Lord of Andúnië, from whom came long after the lines of the Kings of Gondor and Arnor in Middle-earth.

Unfinished Tales, Part 2, Ch 2, Aldarion and Erendis

Of Valandil came the Lords of Andúnië, of whom the last was Amandil father of Elendil the Tall, who came to Middle-earth after the Downfall.

Unfinished Tales, Part 2, Ch 3, The Line of Elros, Kings of Númenor

Highest in honour after the house of the kings were the Lords of Andúnië; for they were of the line of Elros.... And these lords were loyal to the kings, and revered them; and the Lord of Andúnië was ever among the chief councillors of the Sceptre. Yet also from the beginning they bore especial love to the Eldar and reverence for the Valar....

The Silmarillion, Akallabêth

The Council [of the Sceptre] was composed of members from each of the divisions of Númenor.... At this time there were only two members of the Council (other than Aldarion) who were of the Line of Elros: Valandil of Andúnië for the Andustar, and Hallatan of Hyarastorni for the Mittalmar; but they owed their place not to their descent or their wealth, but to the esteem and love in which they were held in their countries.

Unfinished Tales, Part 2, Ch 2, Aldarion and Erendis: Notes, Note 23

Valandil was Aldarion's cousin, for he was the son of Silmarien daughter of Tar-Elendil and sister of Tar-Meneldur.

Unfinished Tales, Part 2, Ch 2, Aldarion and Erendis: Notes, Note 15

... they ... came to Andúnië in the west of the Isle. There Valandil, Lord of Andúnië and close kin of Aldarion, held a great feast; and at that feast he drank to Erendis, naming her Uinéniel, Daughter of Uinen, the new Lady of the Sea. But Erendis, who sat beside the wife of Valandil, said aloud: "Call me by no such name! I am no daughter of Uinen: rather is she my foe."

Unfinished Tales, Part 2, Ch 2, Aldarion and Erendis

... according to that custom [the "old law"] the Ruler's eldest son inherited the Sceptre. It was understood that if there were no son the nearest male kinsman of male descent from Elros Tar-Minyatur would be the Heir. Thus if Tar-Meneldur had had no son the Heir would not have been Valandil his nephew (son of his sister Silmarien), but Malantur his cousin (grandson of Tar-Elendil's younger brother Eärendur).

Unfinished Tales, Part 2, Ch 2, Aldarion and Erendis

Contributors:
Elena Tiriel 1Nov05

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