Anardil was the sixth King of Gondor.
Anardil was born in TA 136. He ascended to the throne after the death of his father Eärendil in TA 324. No notable events were recorded for his reign, except that he was the last king to dwell in Osgiliath during the summer, as his son rebuilt and expanded Minas Anor. Anardil died in TA 411 aged 324 after a rule of eighty-seven years and was succeeded by his son Ostoher.
The name Anardil is a Quenyan word that meant "devoted to the sun" or "friend of the sun". It is made from the words anar, meaning "sun", and -dil (another form of the more common ending -ndil), meaning "devoted" or "friend". A much earlier Anardil was the birth-name of Tar-Aldarion.
|Kings of Gondor|
Elendil | Isildur | Meneldil | Cemendur | Eärendil | Anardil | Ostoher | Rómendacil I | Turambar | Atanatar I | Siriondil | Tarannon Falastur | Eärnil I | Ciryandil | Hyarmendacil I | Atanatar II Alcarin | Narmacil I | Calmacil | Rómendacil II | Valacar | Eldacar | Castamir the Usurper | Eldacar (restored) | Aldamir | Hyarmendacil II | Minardil | Telemnar | Tarondor | Telumehtar Umbardacil | Narmacil II | Calimehtar | Ondoher | Eärnil II | Eärnur | Aragorn II Elessar | Eldarion
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 The History of Middle-earth: The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil" pg. 197
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 The Lord of the Rings: Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Realms in Exile", "The Southern Line: Heirs of Anarion"
- ↑ The Lord of the Rings: Appendix A