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Ciryandil

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Ciryandil
Gondorian
Biographical Information
TitlesKing of Gondor
LanguageWestron
BirthT.A. 820
Gondor
RuleT.A. 936 - 1015 (79 years)
DeathT.A. 1015 (aged 195)
Haradwaith
Family
HouseHouse of Anárion
ParentageEärnil I
ChildrenCiryaher
Physical Description
GenderMale

Ciryandil (Q, pron. [kiˈrʲandil]; T.A. 820[1]1015,[2] aged 195 years) was the fourteenth King of Gondor and the third of the Ship-kings.

History

He succeeded his father Eärnil I in 936[2] and continued Eärnil's naval policies. He spent much of his life defending the recently captured Haven of Umbar against the Black Númenóreans and the Haradrim.[3]

In T.A. 1015 he was slain in Haradwaith while Umbar was besieged[4] and was succeeded by his son Ciryaher, also known as Hyarmendacil I.[2]

Etymology

Ciryandil is Quenya for "Ship-friend", from cirya "ship" and -ndil "friend".

Genealogy

Eärnil I
 
 
 
 
CIRYANDIL
 
 
 
 
Hyarmendacil I
 
 
 
 
Atanatar II


References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Realms in Exile", "The Southern Line: Heirs of Anarion"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"
Ciryandil
House of Anárion
Born: T.A. 820 Died: T.A. 1015
Preceded by:
Eärnil I
14th King of Gondor
T.A. 936 - 1015
Followed by:
Hyarmendacil I