Tolkien Gateway

Fíriel

(Difference between revisions)
m (Bot Message: changing link to Faramir (son of Ondoher))
Line 3: Line 3:
 
| name=Fíriel
 
| name=Fíriel
 
| othernames=
 
| othernames=
| position=
+
| position=Queen of [[Arthedain]]
| birth=
+
| birth={{TA|1896}}
 
| rule=
 
| rule=
 
| death=
 
| death=
Line 13: Line 13:
 
| ref=
 
| ref=
 
|}}
 
|}}
'''Fíriel''' was the daughter of King [[Ondoher]] of [[Gondor]], and she was wed to Prince [[Arvedui]] of [[Arnor]] during a time when Arvedui's father [[Araphant]] made an alliance with Ondoher. The alliance proved fruitless, however, as neither side could send help to the other, both Kingdoms being under attack: Arnor by [[Angmar]], and Gondor by the [[Wainriders]].
+
'''Fíriel''' was the daughter of King [[Ondoher]] of [[Gondor]].
 +
 
 +
==History==
 +
Fíriel was wed to prince [[Arvedui]] of [[Arnor]] during a time when Arvedui's father [[Araphant]] made an alliance with Ondoher. The alliance proved fruitless, however, as neither side could send help to the other, both Kingdoms being under attack: Arnor by [[Angmar]], and Gondor by the [[Wainriders]].
  
 
During the [[Battle of the Camp]], Ondoher and his sons [[Artamir]] and [[Faramir (son of Ondoher)|Faramir]] were killed, which meant that according to the Law of [[Númenor]], Fíriel was now the Ruling Queen. Arvedui used this, as well as the fact that he was a direct descendant of [[Isildur]], as an argument to claim the crown of Gondor, but was refused.
 
During the [[Battle of the Camp]], Ondoher and his sons [[Artamir]] and [[Faramir (son of Ondoher)|Faramir]] were killed, which meant that according to the Law of [[Númenor]], Fíriel was now the Ruling Queen. Arvedui used this, as well as the fact that he was a direct descendant of [[Isildur]], as an argument to claim the crown of Gondor, but was refused.
  
Fíriel remained with her husband in the north, and when [[Arthedain]] was destroyed by [[Angmar]] she probably fled with her son [[Aranarth]] to [[Lindon]].
+
Fíriel remained with her husband in the north, though her fate in the fall of Arthedain was never recorded.
  
 +
==Etymology==
 +
''Fíriel'' is [[Quenya]] for "mortal woman".
 
{{references}}
 
{{references}}
 +
* {{App|A}}
 +
* {{PM|Elendil}}
 +
* {{LR|Etymologies}}, PHIR-
 
{{DEFAULTSORT:Firiel}}
 
{{DEFAULTSORT:Firiel}}
 
[[Category:House of Anárion]]
 
[[Category:House of Anárion]]
 +
[[Category:Gondorians]]
 
[[Category:Quenya names]]
 
[[Category:Quenya names]]
 
[[de:Fíriel]]
 
[[de:Fíriel]]
 
[[fi:Fíriel (Gondor)]]
 
[[fi:Fíriel (Gondor)]]

Revision as of 19:10, 16 November 2010

Fíriel
Gondorian
Biographical Information
PositionQueen of Arthedain
BirthT.A. 1896
Family
ParentageOndoher
SpouseArvedui
ChildrenAranarth
Physical Description
GenderFemale

Fíriel was the daughter of King Ondoher of Gondor.

History

Fíriel was wed to prince Arvedui of Arnor during a time when Arvedui's father Araphant made an alliance with Ondoher. The alliance proved fruitless, however, as neither side could send help to the other, both Kingdoms being under attack: Arnor by Angmar, and Gondor by the Wainriders.

During the Battle of the Camp, Ondoher and his sons Artamir and Faramir were killed, which meant that according to the Law of Númenor, Fíriel was now the Ruling Queen. Arvedui used this, as well as the fact that he was a direct descendant of Isildur, as an argument to claim the crown of Gondor, but was refused.

Fíriel remained with her husband in the north, though her fate in the fall of Arthedain was never recorded.

Etymology

Fíriel is Quenya for "mortal woman".

References