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Hyarmendacil II

Hyarmendacil II
Gondorian
Biographical Information
Other namesVinyarion
TitlesKing of Gondor
LocationGondor
LanguageWestron
BirthT.A. 1391
RuleT.A. 1540 - 1621 (81 years)
DeathT.A. 1621 (aged 230)
Family
HouseHouse of Anárion
ParentageAldamir
ChildrenMinardil
Physical Description
GenderMale

Hyarmendacil II, born with the name Vinyarion (T.A. 1391[1] - T.A. 1621[2]), was the twenty-fourth King of Gondor.[3]

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[edit] History

Vinyarion ascended the throne after his father Aldamir was killed in a battle with the Harad and the Corsairs of Umbar in T.A. 1540.[4] Eleven years later, in T.A. 1551, he defeated the Men of the Harad[5] and took the name Hyarmendacil II.[2]

[edit] Etymology

Vinyarion is aQuenya name. Its meaning is not glossed, but Paul Strack suggests that it means "New Son" and is a compound of vinya ("new") and the suffix ion ("son").[6]

Hyarmendacil is a Quenya name. It means "South-victor".[7] It is a compound of hyarmen ("south") and -(n)dacil ("victor").[8]

[edit] Genealogy

 
 
Eldacar
1255 - 1490
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ornendil
d. 1437
 
Aldamir
1330 - 1540
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
HYARMENDACIL II
1391 - 1621
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Minardil
1454 - 1634
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Telemnar
1516 - 1636
 
Minastan
unknown


[edit] Other versions of the legendarium

In a late manuscript of what would later become Appendix A, it is mentioned that Vinyarion took the name Hyarmendakil II in 1551 after a great victory over Harad in revenge for the death of his father Aldamir.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "VII. The Heirs of Elendil", manuscript C, The Southern Line of Gondor: the Anarioni, 24. Vinyarion
  2. 2.0 2.1 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)
  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. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age", entry for the year 1540
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age", entry for the year 1551
  6. Paul Strack, "Q. Vinyarion m.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 28 July 2021)
  7. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion", entry for king Ciryaher
  8. Paul Strack, "Q. Hyarmendacil m.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 28 July 2021)
Hyarmendacil II
House of Anárion
Cadet branch of House of Elros
Born: T.A. 1391 Died: T.A. 1621
Preceded by:
Aldamir
24th King of Gondor
T.A. 1540 - 1621
Followed by:
Minardil