Tolkien Gateway

Hyarmendacil I

Hyarmendacil I
Matěj Čadil - Hyarmendacil I of Gondor.jpg
"Hyarmendacil I of Gondor" by Matěj Čadil
Biographical Information
Other namesCiryaher
TitlesKing of Gondor
BirthT.A. 899
RuleT.A. 1015 - 1149 (134 years)
DeathT.A. 1149 (aged 250)
HouseHouse of Anárion
ChildrenAtanatar II
Physical Description
GalleryImages of Hyarmendacil I

Hyarmendacil I, born Ciryaher, was the fifteenth King of Gondor.

[edit] History

Ciryaher was the son of King Ciryandil, one of the Ship-kings.

The Haven of Umbar, to the far south of Gondor, had been captured by Ciryaher's grandfather Eärnil I, but had since proved difficult to hold. Ciryandil was slain during a siege of the Haven by the Haradrim and Ciryaher ascended the throne. He began his reign by reorganizing Gondor's armies and in T.A. 1050[1] he openly declared war on and conquered the men of Harad who acknowledged the overlordship of Gondor. After this victory he took the name Hyarmendacil, meaning "South-victor".[2]

Hyarmendacil's reign brought Gondor to its greatest extent and power.[3] For the rest of his one hundred and thirty-four year reign Gondor was at peace; the passes of Mordor were well guarded, and no one dared contest his power.

Hyarmendacil was the last of the Ship-kings. He was succeeded by his lazy son Atanatar II Alcarin.

[edit] Genealogy

Eärnil I
736 - 936
820 - 1015
899 - 1149
Atanatar II
977 - 1226
Narmacil I
1049 - 1294
1058 - 1304


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion"
  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"
Hyarmendacil I
House of Anárion
Born: T.A. 899 Died: T.A. 1149
Preceded by:
15th King of Gondor
T.A. 1015 - 1149
Followed by:
Atanatar II Alcarin