Anardil (King of Gondor)
|Titles||King of Gondor|
|Language||Westron and Sindarin|
|Birth||T.A. 136 |
|Rule||T.A. 324 - T.A. 411 (87 years)|
|Death||T.A. 411 (aged 275)|
|House||House of Anárion|
Anardil's reign over Gondor was uneventful. He is remembered as the last of Gondor's kings to dwell exclusively in the capital of Osgiliath. Anardil's son, Ostoher, was to set the precedent of the kings spending the summer at Minas Anor, the citadel later known as Minas Tirith.
Other Versions of the Legendarium
In The Peoples of Middle-earth, Section VII "The Heirs of Elendil", it was explained that three manuscripts existed in the textual history of this section. Manuscript A contained the Southern Line of Gondor, and appeared to be the first stage of composition. Manuscript B added the Northern Line, and began as a fair copy of A for the Southern line but became heavily emended. Manuscript B led to Manuscript C, a fine copy (but with later emendations), which led to a final typescript D. In the earlier Manuscripts A and B, Anardil lived from T.A. 132 to 407 instead of T.A. 136 to 411.
Anardil is Quenya for "Sun-friend".
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Realms in Exile", "The Southern Line: Heirs of Anarion"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion"
House of Anárion
|6th King of Gondor|
T.A. 324 - 411