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Ondoher

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Ondoher succeeded his father Calimehtar in TA 1936 as the thirty-first King of Gondor. His daughter Fíriel married Prince Arvedui of Arthedain.

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In TA 1944, the Wainriders invaded Gondor from the east while their allies, the Haradrim invaded Gondor from the south. Ondoher and his eldest son Artamir led the main army close to the Black Gate where they clashed with the Wainriders. The left wing of Ondoher's army was commanded by Adrahil, the Prince of Dol Amroth. The right wing was commanded by Minothar, the captain of Gondor's armies. The center was commanded by Ondoher himself.

In the ensuing battle Ondoher was slain together with his eldest son and heir Artamir, and Gondor defeated. The rearguard of the army defended Ithilien while Adrahil got help from General Eärnil who had defeated the Haradrim.

Although Eärnil finally defeated the Wainriders it was learned that Ondoher's second son Faramir (not to be confused with Faramir, brother of Boromir) was slain with his father while law required that at least one heir was left behind.

No-one with a valid claim to the throne could be found, and Arvedui of Arthedain claimed the throne. Although Arvedui had a strong claim by his way of his wife Fíriel, who by ancient Númenórean law now should have become Ruling Queen, the throne was granted by Steward Pelendur to the general Eärnil, who would reign as King Eärnil II.[1][2]

Ondoher was called Ondohir in the First Edition of The Return of the King.

The Line of OndoherEdit

                   Elros
                     :
                  Elendil
                     |
   --------------------------                      
   |                        |    
Isildur                  Anarion   
   :                        :
Aragorn                  Tarondor              
                            |
                        Telumehtar
                            |
         ------------------------------
         |                            :
      Narmacil II                     :
         :                            :
      Calimehtar                      :
         |                            :
      Ondoher                         :
         |                            :
-------------------------------       :
|                    |        |       :
Fíriel = Arvedui  Artamir  Faramir    :
       |                              :
    Aranarth                       Eärnil II
       |                              |
       |                            Eärnur
    -----------------------
    :                     :
    :                     :
    :                     :
  Arador      Ivorwen = Dírhael
    |                 |
Arathorn II   =    Gilraen    
              |              
           Aragorn    =    Arwen


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


ReferencesEdit

  1. The Lord of the Rings: Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Realms in Exile", "The Southern Line: Heirs of Anarion"
  2. The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion"

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