Tolkien Gateway

Arahad II

Revision as of 20:04, 26 August 2011 by Gamling (Talk | contribs)
This article is about the tenth Chieftain of the Dúnedain. For the seventh Chieftain, see Arahad I.
Arnorian
Biographical Information
PositionChieftain of the Dúnedain
BirthT.A. 2563
RuleT.A. 2654 - 2719
DeathT.A. 2719
Family
ParentageAravorn
ChildrenArassuil
Physical Description
GenderMale

Arahad II (T.A. 2654[1] - 2719,[2] died aged 156) was the tenth Chieftain of the Dúnedain, following his father, Aravorn, when he died in 2654.

History

During his chieftainship, the hobbits of the Shire flourished under the protection of the Rangers, with Tobold Hornblower planting the first pipe-weed in the Southfarthing, and the tenth Thain, Isengrim Took II, started digging the Great Smials.[3]

Arahad died in 2719, after having ruled for 65 years, and was followed by his son, Arassuil.[2]

Etymology

The etymology of Arahad's name is uncertain, but it likely he was named after his great-grandfather, Arahad I. For a discussion on the meaning of the name, see Arahad I - Etymology.

Genealogy

Isildur
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aravorn
 
 
 
 
 
 
ARAHAD II
 
 
 
 
 
 
Arassuil
 
 
 
 
 
 
Arathorn I
 

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil"
  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, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"
Preceded by:
Aravorn
10th Chieftain of the Dúnedain
T.A. 2654 - T.A. 2719
Followed by:
Arassuil