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0353 » The Fall of Númenor » Pt 28 » Tar-Atanamir » Envying the Valar

In this episode, we consider the reign of Tar-Atanamir, the 13th ruler of Númenor.

We learn here that Atanamir was given the epithet “The Great”. Yet we also learn that he was given another – “The Unwilling”.

I have to admit, it’s not entirely clear to me why Tar-Atanamir deserved to be called “The Great”, though I will explore that issue in this episode.

And we will certainly discuss why he was called “The Unwilling.”

At the end of the day, one thing is for certain: Atanamir’s reign was of major consequence for the people of Númenor, as his long for immortality began to sow the seeds of discontent, restlessness, and malice toward the Eldar, the Valar, and ultimately Ilúvatar Himself.

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The Third Age (A Brief Chronicle) » The Fall of Númenor Pt 38 » Tolkien Road Ep 364

0364 » The Fall of Númenor Pt 38 » The Third Age (A Brief Chronicle)

With Sauron having been defeated and disembodied at the end of the Second Age, and a time of peace settling in upon the free lands of Middle-earth, how do we arrive at the events of The Lord of the Rings, some 3,000 years later?

The account we’ll be looking at in this episode is taken entirely from Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age, and describes the major events that lead up to A Long-Expected Party, and the forming of the Fellowship of the Ring.

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