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The meaning of the name Hyarmendacil

The translated meaning of the Gondorian King-name Hyarmendacil. It was taken by two of Gondor's Kings to commemorate great victories over their southern enemies. Hyarmendacil I defeated the Haradrim in the twelfth century of the Third Age, while Hyarmendacil II claimed the same title some five hundred years later.

I Hyarmendacil I Known as 'South-victor' from III 1050 to III 1149 (99 years)
This title was taken by the King of Gondor originally named Ciryaher. His father Ciryandil had been slain when a great force of the Haradrim had attacked the southern fortress of Umbar in III 1015. Umbar remained under siege for the next thirty-five years, a period during which Ciryaher slowly built his strength. In III 1050 he launched an overwhelming force against the Harad by sea and land, not only relieving Umbar, but forcing the Haradrim to acknowledge Gondor's power. Following this great victory, Ciryaher took the name Hyarmendacil, the first 'South-victor' of Gondor.
II Hyarmendacil II Known as 'South-victor' from III 1551 to III 1621 (70 years)
Some three centuries after the time of Hyarmendacil I, Gondor fell into the civil war of the Kin-strife. While the rightful King Eldacar eventually retained his throne, the rebels held Umbar, the very city whose relief had given the first Hyarmendacil his name. These rebels stirred up the Haradrim to fight back against Gondor, and Eldacar's son Aldamir was slain in that conflict. Aldamir's own son Vinyarion defeated the Haradrim and claimed vengeance for his father, taking the name Hyarmendacil II. Though the Harad was now under Gondorian control once again, the fortress city of Umbar remained in rebel hands.

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