of Gondor > Atanatar II
Atanatar II was the sixteenth King of Gondor.
During his reign,
the crown of Gondor was changed from the Helm used by Isildur in the
Last Alliance, to the crown Aragorn
Elessar was crowned with in "The
Return of the King".
Atanatar ruled Gondor at the height of its
power. Gondor was so great that
"men said precious stones are pebbles in Gondor for children to play
Unfortunately, Atanatar was lazy, and loved ease. He did not
maintain the power he had received. As did his children.
"The waning of Gondor had already begun before he died ,
and was doubtless observed by the enemies."
The next war wasn't caused by Mordor, but by Gondor
itself: The Civil
War that happened around three-hundred years later caused great
was never fully repaired.
Atanatar II, or Alcarin (the Glorious) as he was
called among the men
of Gondor, was succeeded by his son, Narmacil I, who was the second
King Narmacil was succeeded by his younger brother,
References: The Return of the King