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'''Aranarth''' ([[Third Age|T.A.]] 1938{{ref|1}} - 2106, died aged 168) was the first of the [[Chieftains of the Dúnedain]], and would have been the sixteenth king of [[Arthedain]], when his father, the last king of [[Arnor]], [[Arvedui]], died in 1975, had [[Angmar]] not destroyed the realm.
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'''Aranarth''' ([[Third Age|T.A.]] 1938{{ref|1}} - 2106, died aged 168) was the first of the [[Chieftains of the Dúnedain]], and would have been the sixteenth [[King of Arthedain]] had [[Angmar]] not destroyed the realm.
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
Aranarth was the son of [[Fíriel]] (the daughter of King [[Ondoher]] of [[Gondor]]), and of Arvedui, son of King [[Araphant]] of Arthedain. When he was only young, the [[Witch-king of Angmar|Witch-king]] of [[Angmar]] destroyed the Northern Kingdom, over-runing [[Fornost Erain|Fornost]], and forcing the remants of the [[Dúnedain]] over the [[Lhûn|Lune]] into [[Lindon]].  
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Aranarth was the son of [[Fíriel]] (the daughter of King [[Ondoher]] of [[Gondor]]), and of [[Arvedui]], son of King [[Araphant]] of Arthedain. When he was only young, the [[Witch-king of Angmar|Witch-king]] of [[Angmar]] destroyed the Northern Kingdom, over-runing [[Fornost Erain|Fornost]], and forcing the remants of the [[Dúnedain]] over the [[Lhûn|Lune]] into [[Lindon]].  
  
 
Aranarth went to [[Círdan]] for aid as he knew his father had been forced north to the [[Icebay of Forochel]], so Círdan sent a ship to rescue him. However, the hull of the ship was broken on the ice and all the passengers were killed (including Arvedui) and two [[palantíri]] lost.
 
Aranarth went to [[Círdan]] for aid as he knew his father had been forced north to the [[Icebay of Forochel]], so Círdan sent a ship to rescue him. However, the hull of the ship was broken on the ice and all the passengers were killed (including Arvedui) and two [[palantíri]] lost.
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As the heir of Arvedui, this made Aranarth the King of Arthedain (and nominally the claimed title of [[Kings of Arnor|King of Arnor]]), but he did not claim this title as the kingdom had been destroyed. He instead claimed the title of [[Chieftains of the Dúnedain|Chieftain of the Dúnedain]], and with the remnants of the Dúnedain rode with [[Eärnur]] of Gondor to destroy the kingdom of Angmar.
 
As the heir of Arvedui, this made Aranarth the King of Arthedain (and nominally the claimed title of [[Kings of Arnor|King of Arnor]]), but he did not claim this title as the kingdom had been destroyed. He instead claimed the title of [[Chieftains of the Dúnedain|Chieftain of the Dúnedain]], and with the remnants of the Dúnedain rode with [[Eärnur]] of Gondor to destroy the kingdom of Angmar.
  
Aranarth's people became known as the [[Rangers of the North]] (or [[Dúnedain]]), a secret and wandering people little remembered and whose deeds were seldom recorded. Due to the destruction of Angmar, and the [[Watchful Peace]], which followed after [[Wizards|Wizard]] [[Gandalf]] drove [[Sauron]] out of [[Dol Guldur]], there was little evil in Arnor and attacks by the enemy were few and far between.
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Aranarth's people became known as the [[Rangers of the North]], a wandering people little remembered and whose deeds were seldom recorded. Due to the destruction of Angmar, and the [[Watchful Peace]], which followed after [[Wizards|Wizard]] [[Gandalf]] drove [[Sauron]] out of [[Dol Guldur]], there was little evil in Arnor and attacks by the enemy were few and far between.
  
 
The Chieftains after Aranarth continued to take the kingly prefix of ''[[ara|ar(a)-]]'', to signify their royal heritage and their right to rule Arnor. When the line of [[Anárion]] failed, the Chieftains considered themselves the heirs of Anárion through their ancestor [[Fíriel]]; none of the Chieftains ever forgot Arvedui's claim to the throne.
 
The Chieftains after Aranarth continued to take the kingly prefix of ''[[ara|ar(a)-]]'', to signify their royal heritage and their right to rule Arnor. When the line of [[Anárion]] failed, the Chieftains considered themselves the heirs of Anárion through their ancestor [[Fíriel]]; none of the Chieftains ever forgot Arvedui's claim to the throne.
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# {{note|1}} The year of Aranarth's birth is uncertain. Although in ''[[The Peoples of Middle-earth]]'' he is listed as having been born in 1938, this is unlikely as his parents did not marry until 1940.
 
# {{note|1}} The year of Aranarth's birth is uncertain. Although in ''[[The Peoples of Middle-earth]]'' he is listed as having been born in 1938, this is unlikely as his parents did not marry until 1940.
  
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Revision as of 18:17, 19 November 2010

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Aranarth
Arnorian
Biographical Information
PositionChieftain of the Dúnedain
BirthT.A. 1938
RuleT.A. 1975 - T.A. 2106
DeathT.A. 2106
Family
ParentageArvedui, Fíriel
ChildrenArahael
Physical Description
GenderMale

Aranarth (T.A. 1938Template:Ref - 2106, died aged 168) was the first of the Chieftains of the Dúnedain, and would have been the sixteenth King of Arthedain had Angmar not destroyed the realm.

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History

Aranarth was the son of Fíriel (the daughter of King Ondoher of Gondor), and of Arvedui, son of King Araphant of Arthedain. When he was only young, the Witch-king of Angmar destroyed the Northern Kingdom, over-runing Fornost, and forcing the remants of the Dúnedain over the Lune into Lindon.

Aranarth went to Círdan for aid as he knew his father had been forced north to the Icebay of Forochel, so Círdan sent a ship to rescue him. However, the hull of the ship was broken on the ice and all the passengers were killed (including Arvedui) and two palantíri lost.

As the heir of Arvedui, this made Aranarth the King of Arthedain (and nominally the claimed title of King of Arnor), but he did not claim this title as the kingdom had been destroyed. He instead claimed the title of Chieftain of the Dúnedain, and with the remnants of the Dúnedain rode with Eärnur of Gondor to destroy the kingdom of Angmar.

Aranarth's people became known as the Rangers of the North, a wandering people little remembered and whose deeds were seldom recorded. Due to the destruction of Angmar, and the Watchful Peace, which followed after Wizard Gandalf drove Sauron out of Dol Guldur, there was little evil in Arnor and attacks by the enemy were few and far between.

The Chieftains after Aranarth continued to take the kingly prefix of ar(a)-, to signify their royal heritage and their right to rule Arnor. When the line of Anárion failed, the Chieftains considered themselves the heirs of Anárion through their ancestor Fíriel; none of the Chieftains ever forgot Arvedui's claim to the throne.

Aranarth's son Arahael was born and raised in Rivendell, as were all the sons of chieftains after him; and Elrond kept in his keeping the heirlooms of their house: the Ring of Barahir, the shards of Narsil, the Star of Elendil, and the Sceptre of Annúminas.

Aranarth died in 2106, after ruling for 131 years - longer than any other chieftain.

Etymology

Aranarth's name is Sindarin and means "Noble King", coming from aran meaning "king", and arth meaning "noble, loftly".

Genealogy

 
 
Isildur
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kings of Arnor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kings of Arthedain
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Arvedui
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ARANARTH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Arahael
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chieftains of the Dúnedain
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Arathorn II
 
Gilraen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aragorn II
 
 


Notes

  1. Template:Note The year of Aranarth's birth is uncertain. Although in The Peoples of Middle-earth he is listed as having been born in 1938, this is unlikely as his parents did not marry until 1940.

References

Preceded by:
None
1st Chieftain of the Dúnedain
T.A. 1975 - T.A. 2106
Followed by:
Arahael