Tar-Meneldur becomes King of Númenor
Meaning: Literally Servant of the Sky, translated as Astronomer
Event Type: Political
Age: 2nd Age - Pre-Rings
He ruled for 143 years, surrendering the sceptre in 883.
In the thirty-ninth year of his age Aldarion returned to Númenor, bringing gifts from Gil-galad to his father; for in the following year, as he had long proclaimed, Tar-Elendil relinquished the Sceptre to his son, and Tar-Meneldur became the King.
Unfinished Tales, Part 2, Ch 2, Aldarion and Erendis
[Tar-Meneldur] was wise, but gentle and patient. He resigned to his son, suddenly and long before due time, as a stroke of policy, in troubles that arose, owing to the disquiet of Gil-galad in Lindon, when he first became aware that an evil spirit, hostile to Eldar and Dúnedain, was stirring in Middle-earth.
Unfinished Tales, Part 2, Ch 3, The Line of Elros, Kings of Númenor
added quote: Tanaqui 6Nov05