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Barahir (Steward of Gondor)

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Barahir
Gondorian
Biographical Information
TitlesRuling Steward
LocationGondor
BirthT.A. 2290
RuleT.A. 2395 - 2412 (17 years)
DeathT.A. 2412 (aged 122)
Family
HouseHouse of Húrin
ParentageHador
ChildrenDior and Rían[1]
Physical Description
GenderMale

Barahir (Third Age 2290[1] – 2412,[2] aged 122 years) was eighth Ruling Steward of Gondor.

He was named after the hero Barahir of the First Age, who was the father of Beren. The Watchful Peace continued during his rule.[3]

Barahir ruled as Steward for seventeen years, and was succeeded by his son Dior.[2]

[edit] Etymology

Barahir is a Sindarin word and consists of bara ("fiery; eager") + hîr ("master, lord").[4]

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil", p. 204
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Realms in Exile", "The Southern Line: Heirs of Anarion"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", pp. 351, 364
Barahir
House of Húrin
Born: T.A. 2290 Died: T.A. 2412
Preceded by:
Hador
8th Ruling Steward of Gondor
T.A. 23952412
Followed by:
Dior
Ruling Stewards of Gondor
Mardil Voronwë · Eradan · Herion · Belegorn · Húrin I · Túrin I · Hador · Barahir · Dior · Denethor I · Boromir · Cirion · Hallas · Húrin II · Belecthor I · Orodreth · Ecthelion I · Egalmoth · Beren · Beregond · Belecthor II · Thorondir · Túrin II · Turgon · Ecthelion II · Denethor II · Faramir