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Revision as of 20:01, 25 November 2007

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Arathorn (T.A. 2693 - 2848, died aged 155) was the twelth Chieftain of the Dúnedain, succeeding his father, Arassuil, on his death in 2784.

Arathorn met an untimely death in 2848 (although, the The Peoples of Middle-earth says he lived his full life) after having ruled as chieftain for 64 years. He was succeeded by his son, Argonui.

Genealogy

 Isildur
    :
    :
 Arassuil
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    |
ARATHORN I
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    |
 Argonui
    |
    |
  Arador

Etymology

Arathorn's name is Sindarin and means "Royal Eagle", coming from the prefix ara- meaning "royal", and thoron (becoming shortened to thorn) meaning "eagle".

Titles

Preceded by:
Arassuil
12th Chieftain of the Dúnedain
III 2784 - 2848
Followed by:
Argonui