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Angamaitë

This article is about the Gondorian corsair. For the for the Quenya epessë of Angrod, see Angamaitë (epessë).
Angamaitë
Gondorian
Liz Danforth - Angamaitë.jpg
"Angamaitë" by Liz Danforth
Biographical Information
PronunciationQ, [ˌaŋɡaˈma͡ɪtɛ]
LocationUmbar
AffiliationCorsairs of Umbar
Family
HouseHouse of Anárion
Parentageunknown; great-grandson of Castamir
Physical Description
GenderMale
GalleryImages of Angamaitë

Angamaitë was one of the great-grandsons of Castamir the Usurper.[1] He and Sangahyando, another great-grandson of Castamir, were leaders of the Corsairs of Umbar.[2] The name Angamaitë was possibly not his birth name, but a personal warrior name (or nickname). There was no need to assert his royal descent with this name, because his royal descent was clear.[3]

Angamaitë and Sangayando learned through spies that Minardil, the King of Gondor, was in the Gondorian port of Pelargir and that he suspected no peril since his father had crushed Harad and Umbar.[2] In T.A. 1634[4][5] the Corsairs of Umbar, led by Angamaitë and Sangayando, made a raid up the river Anduin, killed king Minardil in Pelargir[1], ravaged Pelargir[4][5] and the coasts and escaped with great booty.[2]

[edit] Etymology

See also: Angamaitë (epessë)

Angamaitë is a Quenya name meaning "Iron-handed",[3] from anga ("iron") + maitë ("hand").[6]

In the manuscripts and in the first edition of The Lord of the Rings his name was Angomaitë.[5][2] His name was changed to Angamaitë in the second edition of The Lord of the Rings.[7][6]

[edit] Genealogy

 
 
Calimehtar
unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Castamir
1259 - 1447
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
sons
unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ANGAMAITË
fl. 1634
 
Sangahyando
fl. 1634


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion", entry for king Telemnar
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "VII. The Heirs of Elendil", manuscript C, The Heirs of Elendil, The Southern Line of Gondor: the Anarioni, 25. Minardil, p. 199
  3. 3.0 3.1 J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 347, (dated 17 December 1972)
  4. 4.0 4.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age", entry for the year 1634
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "VIII. The Tale of Years of the Third Age", manuscript T4, entry for the year 1634
  6. 6.0 6.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), pp. 116, 162
  7. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "VII. The Heirs of Elendil", Commentary relating to the entry for king Minardil in manuscript B, p. 215