|Titles||King of Gondor|
|Birth||T.A. 899 |
|Rule||T.A. 1015 - 1149 (134 years)|
|Death||T.A. 1149 (aged 250)|
|House||House of Anárion|
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Hyarmendacil I, born Ciryaher, was the fifteenth King of Gondor.
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. Ciryaher's father Ciryandil was slain during a siege of the Haven by the Haradrim. Ciryaher began his reign by reorganizing Gondor's armies and in T.A. 1050 he openly declared war on and conquered the men of Harad. After this victory he took the name Hyarmendacil, meaning "South-victor".
For the rest of Hyarmendacil's one hundred and thirty-four year reign Gondor was at peace; the passes of Mordor were well gaurded, and no one dared contest his power.
He was succeeded by his lazy son Atanatar II Alcarin.
- ↑ 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 B, "The Third Age"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion"
House of Anárion
|15th King of Gondor
T.A. 1015 - 1149
Atanatar II Alcarin