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Ciryandil becomes King of Gondor

Event Type: Political

Age: 3rd Age - The Kings

Year: 0936

Description:

Ciryandil, son of Eärnil I, becomes the 14th King of Gondor:
The Southern Line: Heirs of Anárion

Kings of Gondor....

Here followed the four 'Ship-kings':

... Eärnil I 936, Ciryandil 1015, Hyarmendacil I (Ciryaher) 1149....

The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: The Realms in Exile

14. [Ciryandil1].   born 820   lived 195 years   slain 1015

The Peoples of Middle-earth, HoME Vol 12, Part 1, Ch 7, The Heirs of Elendil: The Southern Line of Gondor: The Anárioni

Ciryandil [Eärnil's] son continued the building of ships; but the Men of the Harad, led by the lords that had been driven from Umbar, came up with great power against that stronghold, and Ciryandil fell in battle in Haradwaith.

The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion

He continued to increase the fleets of Gondor; but he fell in a battle with the Men of Harad.... They contested the designs of Gondor to occupy the coast-lands beyond R. Harnen; they therefore tried to take Umbar, where Gondor maintained a great fort and haven.

The Peoples of Middle-earth, HoME Vol 12, Part 1, Ch 7, The Heirs of Elendil: The Southern Line of Gondor: The Anárioni


Notes
   The sign indicates a premature death, in battle or otherwise, though an annal of the event is not always included.

The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers

1   This text is from one of Tolkien's early drafts. For the sake of clarity, earlier versions of proper names used by Tolkien in this draft have been replaced with the versions in use in the canon sources. All substitutions are marked with brackets.

Contributors:
Elena Tiriel 14Aug07

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