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Aldamir

Aldamir
Gondorian
Matěj Čadil - Aldamir of Gondor.jpg
"Aldamir of Gondor" by Matěj Čadil
Biographical Information
TitlesKing of Gondor
LocationGondor
BirthT.A. 1330
RuleT.A. 1490 - 1540 (50 years)
DeathT.A. 1540 (aged 210)
Family
ParentageEldacar
SiblingsOrnendil
ChildrenHyarmendacil II
Physical Description
GenderMale
GalleryImages of Aldamir

Aldamir (Q: "Tree-jewel", pron. [ˈaldamir]; T.A. 1330[1] - T.A. 1540[2]) was the twenty-third King of Gondor (Castamir being counted the twenty-second).[3]

[edit] History

Aldamir was the younger son of Eldacar,[2] but succeeded his father after the death of his father, because his brother Ornendil had been killed by an order from Castamir the Usurper during the Kin-strife,[4] in T.A. 1437.[5] Castamir later paid with his life for the killing of Ornendil, but the sons of the Usurper escaped and established an independent and hostile lordship in Umbar.[4]

Aladamir was killed during a war with the Harad and the Corsairs of Umbar.[6] He was succeeded by his son Vinyarion[7] in T.A. 1540,[2] who defeated the Men of Harad in T.A. 1551[8] and took the name Hyarmendacil II.[7]

[edit] Etymology

Aldamir is a Quenya name. Its meaning is not glossed, but Paul Strack suggests that it means "Tree Jewel", from alda ("tree") and mírë ("jewel").[9]

[edit] Genealogy

 
 
 
 
 
 
Calmacil
1058 - 1304
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vidugavia
unknown
 
Rómendacil II
1126 - 1366
 
Calimehtar
unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vidumavi
d. 1332
 
Valacar
1194 - 1432
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eldacar
1255 - 1490
 
 
 
Castamir
1259 - 1447
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ornendil
d. 1437
 
ALDAMIR
1330 - 1540
 
sons
unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hyarmendacil II
1391 - 1621
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Minardil
1454 - 1634
 
 
 
 


[edit] Other verions of the legendarium

A late manuscript of what would later become Appendix A also mentions that Aldamir was the third child of Eldacar, which implies that he also had a sister, that his brother Ornendil was killed in T.A. 1446 and that Aldamir was killed in a war with rebelling kings of Harad that were allied with the rebels of Umbar.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "VII. The Heirs of Elendil", The Southern Line of Gondor: the Anarioni, 23. Aldamir
  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", Kings of Gondor, Aldamir
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Realms in Exile", "The Southern Line: Heirs of Anarion", Kings of Gondor
  4. 4.0 4.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion", entry for king Eldacar
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age", entry for the year 1437
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age", entry for the year 1540
  7. 7.0 7.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Realms in Exile", "The Southern Line: Heirs of Anarion", Kings of Gondor, Hyarmendacil II (Vinyarion)
  8. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age", entry for the year 1551
  9. Paul Strack, "Q. Aldamir m.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 29 October 2021)
Aldamir
House of Anárion
Cadet branch of House of Elros
Born: T.A. 1330 Died: T.A. 1540
Preceded by:
Eldacar
23rd King of Gondor
T.A. 1490 - 1540
Followed by:
Hyarmendacil II