Cemendur (King of Gondor)
|"Cemendur of Gondor" by Matěj Čadil|
|Titles||King of Gondor|
|Birth||S.A. 3399 |
|Rule||T.A. 158 - T.A. 238 (80 years)|
|Death||T.A. 238 (aged 280)|
|House||House of Anárion|
|Gallery||Images of Cemendur|
Little is known about his reign, only that it was a peaceful one. He was succeeded by his son Eärendil.
Cemendur is a Quenya name. Its meaning is not glossed, but as Paul Strack and Helge Fauskanger explain it seems to mean "Servant of the Earth" or "Earth-servant" and to be a compound of cemen ("earth") and -(n)dur ("servant").
S.A. 3219 - 3440†
S.A. 3318 - T.A. 158
S.A. 3399 - T.A. 238
T.A. 48 - 324
T.A. 136 - 411
Other versions of the legendarium
In The Peoples of Middle-earth, Section VII "The Heirs of Elendil", it was explained that three manuscripts existed in the textual history of this section. Manuscript A contained the Southern Line of Gondor, and appeared to be the first stage of composition. Manuscript B added the Northern Line, and began as a fair copy of A for the Southern line but became heavily emended. Manuscript B led to Manuscript C, a fine copy (but with later emendations), which led to a final typescript D. In the earlier Manuscripts A and B, Kemendur was spelled with a 'K' and he lived from S.A. 3389 to T.A. 228 instead of S.A. 3399 to T.A. 238.
- J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "VII. The Heirs of Elendil"
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Realms in Exile", "The Southern Line: Heirs of Anarion"
- Paul Strack, "Q. Cemendur m.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 29 October 2021)
- Helge Fauskanger, "Quettaparma Quenyallo" dated 25 December 2008, Ardalambion (accessed 30 September 2022)
- Robert Foster, The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, p. 67
House of Anárion
Cadet branch of House of Elros
|4th King of Gondor|
T.A. 158 – 238