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"there are Tolkien's latest thoughts, his best thoughts, and his published thoughts and these are not necessarily the same." — Tolkien's Legendarium
This article is non-canon.

Ilmandur was supposed to be eldest of the three sons of Elendil, who only appears in the third version of the manuscript of The Council of Elrond where Elrond tells how the sons of Elendil governed the three cities of Gondor, but Tolkien struck out the name in pencil.[1]

According to Christopher Tolkien, Ilmandur was probably meant to be the lord of Osgiliath, as Ilmen in his name means the realm of stars, giliath in Sindarin, present in the name Osgiliath.[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Treason of Isengard, "The Council of Elrond (1)", p. 119
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Treason of Isengard, "The Council of Elrond (1)", p. 122