Men of Gondor were the Edain descended from the Númenórean colonists (and from their noble kin who escaped the destruction of Númenór in SA 3319) who settled in the southern land of Gondor throughout most of the Second Age.

The Dúnedain of Gondor were the descendants of the Exiles of Númenor who settled in the southern lands of Middle-earth, and founded the southern kingdom of Gondor. Their first independent king was Meneldil, the nephew of Isildur, whose line ruled over Gondor for more than two thousand years. Unlike their cousins in the North, the Dúnedain of the South maintained their realm even after the loss of its Kings, and it survived under the rule of the Stewards until the time of the War of the Ring, when the Kingship was restored.

Description and history

Being mostly of Númenórean stock and ruled by exiled Númenórean overlords, the Men of Gondor continued most of the customs and traditions of Númenór. However, over the centuries, they mixed more and more with the men of Middle-earth. One of these peoples was the Northmen who lived in Rhovanion, and Gondor, ever needing allies, began acquainting themselves with these men by the mid Third Age. Brave and valiant, but by the standards of the Dúnedain shorter lived, the Northmen gradually had more and more to do with Gondor, and one of its heirs to the throne, Valacar, who lived and worked with them in their own land as an ambassador, married one of their noble ladies, setting the stages for the Kin-strife.
Flag of Gondor

Flag and symbol of Gondor

Over the next few hundred years afterward, war, rebellion, and plague severally weakened the blood of the Dúnedain in Gondor. Their rulers though survived and retained many of the ancient customs. As the centuries rolled on into the late Third Age, the Men of Gondor accustomed to war and invasion became a hardy and stern people more likened to Middle-earth. They became summed up in the phrase, "when heads are at a loss, bodies must serve."

By the time of just before War of the Ring, the Men of Gondor grappled constantly with the forces of Mordor giving and regaining ground to the Dark Lord's armies. Their leader Denethor II could foresee nothing but a victory in single combat on the battlefield against him or total doom, so when it became clear that Sauron's lost Ring of Power had been found, he and people like his son and others wanted the Ring to be taken by Gondor and be used against the enemy as a weapon. The Men of Gondor were spared the folly of this choice when Denethor's youngest son Faramir let Frodo and Sam continue to Mount Doom to destroy the One Ring.

After the war was won and Aragorn II Elessar was crowned, the Men of Gondor were rekindled with the ancient tradition of the Dúnedain of old when Elendil founded the Two Kingdoms with his two sons: Isildur and Anárion. They thrived and prospered as part of the Reunited Kingdom into Fourth Age and beyond.[1][2]

Notable Men of Gondor

Translations around the world

Foreign Language Translated name
Afrikaans Mense van Gondor
Albanian Njerëzit e Gondorit
Amharic የጐንደር ነዋሪዎች
Arabic أهل غوندور
Armenian Գոնդորի-ի մարդիկ
Azerbaijani Gondorın insanlar
Basque Gondorren jendea
Belarusian Cyrillic Мужчыны Гондара
Bengali গন্ডোরের মানুষ
Bosnian Narod Gondora
Breton Gwerin an Gondor
Bulgarian Cyrillic Народ от Гондор
Catalan Gent de Góndor
Cebuano Mga tawo sa Gondor
Chinese 刚铎的人
Cornish Pobel a Gondor
Corsican Genti di Gondor
Croatian Ljudi Gondora
Czech Lidé z Gondoru
Danish Gondors mennesker
Dutch Mensen van Gondor
Esperanto Homoj de Gondoro
Estonian Gondori inimesed
Fijian Ira na tamata ni Gondor
Filipino Mga tao ng Gondor
Finnish Gondorin kansa
French Les gens du Gondor
Frisian Minsken fan Gondor
Galician Persoas de Gondor
Georgian გონდორის ხალხი
German Menschen von Gondor
Greek Οι άνθρωποι του Γκόντορ
Gujarati ગુન્ડોરના લોકો
Haitian Creole Pèp de Gondor
Hausa Mutanen Gondor
Hebrew אֲנָשִׁים גונדור
Hindi गोन्दोर के लोग
Hungarian Gondor emberek ?
Icelandic Fólk af Gondor
Indonesian Orang-orang Gondor
Irish Gaelic Daoine de Gondor
Italian Uomini di Gondor
Japanese ゴンドールの人々
Javanese Wong-wong Gondor
Kannada ಗೊಂಡೋರ್ನಿಂದ ಬಂದ ಜನರು
Kazakh Гондорың халқы (Cyrillic) Gondorıñ xalqı (Latin)
Korean 곤도 르의 사람들
Kurdish Gelen Gondor (Kurmanji Kurdish)
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Гондор эркектер
Laotian ປະຊາຊົນຂອງກໂນດໂຣ ?
Latin Populi autem Gondor
Latvian Gondoras cilvēki
Lithuanian Gondor žmonės
Macedonian Cyrillic Луѓе на Гондор
Malagasy Olona ao Gondor
Malaysian Lelaki Gondor
Maltese Nies ta ' Gondor
Manx Kynney ny Gondor
Maori Te iwi o Gondor
Marathi गोंडोराचे लोक
Mongolian Cyrillic Гондор-ийн хүмүүс
Nepalese गोनदोर को मान्छे
Norwegian Gondors mennesker
Persian مردم گاندور
Polish Ludzie Gondoru
Portuguese Povos de Gondor
Punjabi ਗੋਂਡੋਰ ਦੇ ਲੋਕ
Romanian Oameni din Gondor
Russian Мужчины Гондора
Samoan Tagata o le Gondor
Scottish Gaelic Daoine de Gondor
Serbian Људи Гондора (Cyrillic) Ljudi Gondora (Latin)
Shona Vanhu veGondor
Sinhalese ගොඳොර් ජනතාව
Slovak Ľudia z Gondoru
Slovenian Ljudje Gondorja
Somalian Dadka Gondor
Spanish Hombres de Gondor
Sundanese Jalma ti Gondor
Swahili Watu wa Gondor
Swedish Gondors människor
Tahitian Te taata o te Gondor
Tajik Cyrillic Мардуми Гондор
Tamil கோண்டோர் மக்கள்
Telugu గొండోర్ నుండి ప్రజలు
Thai คนของกอนดอร์
Turkish Gondor'un insanları
Ukrainian Cyrillic Люди Ґондору
Urdu لوگ گونداور
Uzbek Гондорнинг одамлар (Cyrillic) Gondorning odamlar (Latin)
Vietnamese Người của Gondor
Welsh Pobl Gondor
Yiddish מענטשן פון גאָנדאָר
Yoruba Awọn eniyan ti Gondor
Yucatec Maya Kaajal u Gondor
Zulu Abantu saGondor


  1. The Lord of the Rings
  2. The Complete Guide to Middle-earth
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