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Aragost

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Aragost
Arnorian
Biographical Information
TitlesChieftain of the Dúnedain
LocationRivendell
LanguageSindarin, Westron
BirthT.A. 2431
RuleT.A. 2523 - 2588
DeathT.A. 2588 (aged 157)
Family
HouseHouse of Isildur
ParentageArahad I
ChildrenAravorn
Physical Description
GenderMale

Aragost (T.A. 2431[1] - 2588[2], age 157) was the eighth Chieftain of the Dúnedain, succeeding his father, Arahad I, when he died in 2523.

History

Aragost's rule was uneventful due to the enemy's forces being concentrated against Gondor and Rhovanion. Aragost died in 2588 - after having ruled for 65 years - and was followed by his son, Aravorn.[2]

Etymology

Aragost's name is never explained but it could mean Sindarin for "Royal Dread", from the prefix ara- meaning "royal", and gost meaning "dread".

Genealogy

Isildur
 
 
 
 
 
 
Arahad I
 
 
 
 
 
 
ARAGOST
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aravorn
 
 
 
 
 
 
Arahad II
 

Other Versions of the Legendarium

In an early manuscript Aragost's name was "Arandost".[3]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil", p. 196
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Realms in Exile", "The Northern Line: Heirs of Isildur"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil", Commentary, p. 211
Preceded by:
Arahad I
8th Chieftain of the Dúnedain
T.A. 2523 - 2588
Followed by:
Aravorn