Q. Tarumbar, pn. “King of the World”

A title of assumed by Morgoth when he lay claim to the world in Silmarillion revisions from the 1950s-60s (MR/121), but not appearing in the published version of The Silmarillion. This name is a compound of tar¹ “king” and Ambar “World”, the second element appearing in its rarer alternate form: Umbar (see PE17/105).

Conceptual Development: The title was first written as (rejected) Aran Endór “King of Middle-earth”.

References ✧ MR/121; MRI



tar¹ “high; king or queen (in compounds)”
Ambar “The World, Earth, (lit.) Habitation”

Q. Aran Endór, pn. “King of Middle-earth”

A (rejected) title of Morgoth, replaced by the more grandious title Tarumbar “King of the World” (MR/121). This name is a compound of aran “king” and Endórë “Middle Earth”, though for some reason the final was omitted (perhaps a slip).

References ✧ MR/121; MRI/Aran Endór




aran “king” ✧ MR/121.1306 (Aran)
Endórë “Middle Earth, (lit.) Middle Land” ✧ MR/121.1307 (Endór)