Calmacil (King of Gondor)
|"Calmacil" by Matěj Čadil|
|Titles||King of Gondor|
|Birth||T.A. 1058 |
|Rule||T.A. 1294 - 1304 (10 years)|
|Death||T.A. 1304 (aged 246)|
|House||House of Anárion|
|Children||Minalcar and Calimehtar|
|Gallery||Images of Calmacil|
Calmacil (T.A. 1058 – 1304, aged 246 years) was the eighteenth King of Gondor.
Calmacil was the son of King Atanatar II Alcarin and younger brother of the later King Narmacil. The two brothers had inherited their father's love for ease and neglect of political matters.
His older brother Narmacil succeeded their father to the throne, but was indolent and had no children. Calmacil had a son, Minalcar, who was unlike them, a man of great vigour, was bestowed by Narmacil to be a Regent.
When Narmacil died without heirs in T.A. 1294, his brother Calmacil succeeded him, but was too old to rule so he continued to have his son Minalcar function as Regent until he was properly succeeded after his death.
Calmacil is Quenya. Its meaning is not glossed, but as Paul Strack explains it seems to mean "Sword of Light" or "Shining Sword" seems to be a compound of cala ("light") and macil ("sword").
899 - 1149
977 - 1226
1049 - 1294
1058 - 1304
1126 - 1366
1194 - 1432
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "VII. The Heirs of Elendil"
- ↑ 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"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion"
- ↑ Paul Strack, "Q. Calmacil m.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 29 October 2021)
House of Anárion
Cadet branch of House of Elros
|18th King of Gondor|
T.A. 1294 - 1304