Eärendur (son of Tar-Amandil)
|Birth||S.A. 361 |
Eärendur is best known by a historical event that did not happen. Tar-Elendil's grandson failed to produce a male heir and according to the law of agnatic primogeniture the Sceptre should have passed to Eärendur's grandson Malantur. However, the law was abruptly changed so that the eldest child would become Ruler of Númenor. This allowed a female to take the Sceptre, which led to Tar-Ancalimë becoming the nation's first Ruling Queen. Thus, had events played out differently, Eärendur's descendants would have become the royal line of Númenor.
Tar-Amandil | ____________|_________ | | | | | | Tar-Elendil EÄRENDUR Mairen | | Caliondo | | Malantur