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Isildur delivers Gondor to Meneldil

Event Type: Genealogical

Age: 3rd Age - The Kings

Year: 0002


An event in the prelude to the Disaster of Gladden Fields; see that entry for an overview:
Isildur... established Meneldil as King of Gondor.

Unfinished Tales, Part 3, Ch 1, The Disaster of the Gladden Fields: Notes, Note 10

Isildur... delivers the South-kingdom to Meneldil.

The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, The Tale of Years: The Third Age

'All know in Gondor that [Isildur] went first to Minas Anor and dwelt a while with his nephew Meneldil, instructing him, before he committed to him the rule of the South Kingdom.'

The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 2, Ch 2, The Council of Elrond

[After Isildur] had given counsel to Meneldil, his brother's son, and had committed to him the realm of the south, he... marched north from Gondor...; and he forsook the South Kingdom, for he purposed to take up his father's realm in Eriador....

The Silmarillion, Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age

Tanaqui 16Apr05
Elena Tiriel 11Feb10

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