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Ciryon

Ciryon
Arnorian
Biographical Information
LocationArnor
LanguageSindarin, Westron
BirthS.A. 3379[1]
DeathT.A. 2 (aged 64)
Disaster of the Gladden Fields
Family
HouseHouse of Isildur
ParentageIsildur
SiblingsElendur, Aratan and Valandil
Physical Description
GenderMale

Ciryon (Q, pron. [ˈkirʲon]) was the third son of Isildur.

[edit] History

In the War of the Last Alliance of Elves and Men, Ciryon and his brother Aratan did not participate in the Siege of Barad-dûr. Isildur had sent these two brothers to man Minas Ithil so as to guard Cirith Dúath and prevent a possible breakout of Sauron should he escape the siege.[2]

In the Disaster of the Gladden Fields, Ciryon was the first brother to die; Aratan was mortally wounded while trying to save him. After the fall of these two brothers, Elendur advised his father to put on the One Ring and escape.[3]

[edit] Genealogy

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Elendil
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Isildur
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Anárion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Elendur
 
Aratan
 
CIRYON
 
Valandil
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eldacar
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aragorn II

[edit] Other Versions of the Legendarium

In early manuscripts Ciryon was named "Vëandur".[1]

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Disaster of the Gladden Fields", note 11
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Disaster of the Gladden Fields"