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Hyarmendacil I

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Hyarmendacil I
Biographical Information
Other namesCiryaher
TitlesKing of Gondor
BirthT.A. 899
RuleT.A. 1015 - 1149 (134 years)
DeathT.A. 1149 (aged 250)
HouseHouse of Anárion
ChildrenAtanatar II
Physical Description
GalleryImages of Hyarmendacil I

Hyarmendacil I, born Ciryaher, was the fifteenth King of Gondor.


Hyarmendacil was the last of the Ship-kings, and his reign brought Gondor to its greatest extent and power.[1]

The Haven of Umbar, to the far south of Gondor, had been captured by Ciryaher's grandfather Eärnil I, but had since proved difficult to hold. Ciryaher's father Ciryandil was slain during a siege of the Haven by the Haradrim. Ciryaher began his reign by reorganizing Gondor's armies and in T.A. 1050[2] he openly declared war on and conquered the men of Harad. After this victory he took the name Hyarmendacil, meaning "South-victor".[3]

For the rest of Hyarmendacil's one hundred and thirty-four year reign Gondor was at peace; the passes of Mordor were well gaurded, and no one dared contest his power.

He was succeeded by his lazy son Atanatar II Alcarin.


Eärnil I
Atanatar II
Narmacil I


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Realms in Exile", "The Southern Line: Heirs of Anarion"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion"
Hyarmendacil I
House of Anárion
Born: T.A. 899 Died: T.A. 1149
Preceded by:
15th King of Gondor
T.A. 1015 - 1149
Followed by:
Atanatar II Alcarin