(Q. 'son of the Sun')
(II 3219 - II 3441; ruled since II 3320)
Númenorean, 2nd son of Elendil and younger brother of Isildur. He was father of 4 children of which Meneldur was the youngest. He and his family escaped the wreck of Númenor with two ships.
With his brother Isildur he established the kingdom of Gondor, while his father established Arnor. His lands were named Anórien (Isildur's lands were named Ithilien) and his chief dwelling was Minas Anor.
When Sauron attacked Gondor in II 3429, Anárion defended Minas Anor, Osgiliath and the line of Anduin allowing his brother to go and warn Elendil and Gil-galad. He then joined the Last Alliance and probably was fighting against the Haradrim and the Black Númenoreans. He soon joined the forces of the north to the Battle of Dagorlad and the Siege of Barad-dûr, where he was killed by a falling stone from there. He was suceeded by his son Meneldil.
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