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Celepharn was the son of [[Mallor]], and he came to the throne of [[Arthedain]] upon the death of his father in {{TA|1110|n}}.<ref name="North"/>
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Celepharn was the son of [[Mallor]] and the father of [[Celebrindor]]; he came to the throne of [[Arthedain]] upon the death of his father in {{TA|1110|n}}.<ref name="North"/>
  
During his reign, circa {{TA|1150|n}}, more [[Hobbits]] entered [[Eriador]] and the lands of [[Arnor]] from  [[Rhovanion|Wilderland]]. Most of these were [[Fallohides]] and [[Stoors]] (who came over the [[Redhorn Pass]] and settled mainly in [[Dunland]] and the [[Angle of Eriador|Angle]]), joining the [[Harfoots]] who had come earlier during the time of Celepharn's father [[Mallor]].<ref>{{App|TA}}</ref>
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During his rule, [[Harfoots]] (who came during his father's reign) were occupying the [[Angle of Eriador|Angle]]. Circa {{TA|1150|n}}, more ''[[Periannath]]'' (mostly [[Fallohides]] and [[Stoors]]) passed over the [[Redhorn Pass]] and entered [[Eriador]] and the lands of [[Arnor]], settling mainly in [[Dunland]] or joining their brethren in the Angle.<ref>{{App|TA}}</ref>
  
During Celepharn's rule the Southern Kingdom, [[Gondor]], reached the height of its power under [[Atanatar II|Atanatar II Alcarin]].<ref>{{App|South}}</ref>
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Celepharn's rule coincided with that of [[Atanatar II|Atanatar II Alcarin]] of [[Gondor]], under whom the Southern Kingdom reached the height of its power.<ref>{{App|South}}</ref>
  
Celepharn ruled Arthedain for eighty-one years, and was succeeded by his son, [[Celebrindor]], upon his death in {{TA|1191|n}}.<ref name="North"/>
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Celepharn ruled Arthedain for eighty-one years, and was succeeded by his son, Celebrindor, upon his death in {{TA|1191|n}}.<ref name="North"/>
  
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==

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Celepharn
Arnorian
Biographical Information
TitlesKing of Arthedain
LocationArthedain
LanguageSindarin, Westron
BirthT.A. 979
RuleT.A. 1110 - 1191
DeathT.A. 1191 (aged 212)
Family
HouseHouse of Isildur
ParentageMallor
ChildrenCelebrindor
Physical Description
GenderMale

Celepharn (T.A. 979[1] - 1191,[2] died aged 212) was the fourth King of Arthedain.

History

Celepharn was the son of Mallor and the father of Celebrindor; he came to the throne of Arthedain upon the death of his father in 1110.[2]

During his rule, Harfoots (who came during his father's reign) were occupying the Angle. Circa 1150, more Periannath (mostly Fallohides and Stoors) passed over the Redhorn Pass and entered Eriador and the lands of Arnor, settling mainly in Dunland or joining their brethren in the Angle.[3]

Celepharn's rule coincided with that of Atanatar II Alcarin of Gondor, under whom the Southern Kingdom reached the height of its power.[4]

Celepharn ruled Arthedain for eighty-one years, and was succeeded by his son, Celebrindor, upon his death in 1191.[2]

Etymology

The etymology of Celepharn's name is unknown. Robert Foster categorizes the name as Sindarin.[5] Tolkien fans have speculated that Celepharn might be composed of celeb ("silver") + a derivative of the root PHAR ("reach, go all the way, suffice"), thus meaning something like "enough silver" or "sufficient silver".[6][7]

Genealogy

Beleg
811 - 1029
 
 
 
 
Mallor
895 - 1110
 
 
 
 
CELEPHARN
979 - 1191
 
 
 
 
Celebrindor
1062 - 1272
 
 
 
 
Malvegil
1144 - 1349

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil", p. 193
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 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"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Realms in Exile", "The Southern Line: Heirs of Anarion"
  5. Robert Foster, The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, (entry for Celepharn)
  6. "Re: Orofarne, Lassemista (message #13050)" dated 2 April 2002, Elfling mailing list (accessed 22 April 2013)
  7. Mark Fisher, "Celepharn" dated 15 March 2011, Encyclopedia of Arda (accessed 22 April 2013)
Celepharn
House of Isildur
Cadet branch of House of Elros
Born: T.A. 979 Died: T.A. 1191
Preceded by:
Mallor
12th Heir of Isildur
T.A. 1110 - 1191
Followed by:
Celebrindor
4th King of Arthedain
T.A. 1110 - 1191