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Arathorn I

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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) when he was attacked by wolves. He was succeeded by his son, Argonui.

Genealogy

 Isildur
    :
    :
 Arassuil
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ARATHORN I
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 Argonui
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  Arador

Etymology

In a letter dated 1972, Tolkien gave the name the meaning "Eagle King" (from aran "king" and thoron "eagle". However, in work written in the late 50's (published in Parma Eldalamberon 17), Tolkien gave "Steadfast King" (from aran "king" and thorn "steadfast") instead. Which stands is uncertain.

Titles

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