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Cemendur (King of Gondor)

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This article is about the King of Gondor. For the the Númenórean royal, see Cemendur (son of Axantur).
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Cemedur
Gondorian
Biographical Information
TitlesKing of Gondor
LanguageSindarin, Westron
BirthS.A. 3399
RuleT.A. 158 - T.A. 238 (80 years)
DeathT.A. 238 (aged 280)
Family
HouseHouse of Anárion
ParentageMeneldil
ChildrenEärendil
Physical Description
GenderMale
Cemendur (S.A. 3399[1]T.A. 238,[2] aged 280 years) was the fourth King of Gondor.

History

Cemendur ruled for 80 years, from T.A. 158 until his death. He was the son and successor of Meneldil, the first ruler of Gondor to rule in his own name.

Little is known about his reign, only that it was a peaceful one. He was succeeded by his son Eärendil.

Etemology

Cemendur is Quenya for "Earth-servant".

Genealogy

Anárion
 
 
 
 
Meneldil
 
 
 
 
CEMENDUR
 
 
 
 
Eärendil
 
 
 
 
Anardil


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, Kemendur was spelled with a 'K' and his date of birth was S.A. 3389 instead of S.A. 3399.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Realms in Exile", "The Southern Line: Heirs of Anarion"
Cemendur
Preceded by:
Meneldil
4th King of Gondor
T.A. 158 - 238
Followed by:
Eärendil