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Faramir (son of Ondoher)

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Revision as of 12:42, 4 November 2012

The name Faramir refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Faramir (disambiguation).
Faramir
Gondorian
Biographical Information
LocationGondor
LanguageWestron
BirthBefore T.A. 1896[note 1]
DeathT.A. 1944
Disaster of the Morannon
Family
HouseHouse of Anárion
ParentageOndoher
SiblingsArtamir and Fíriel
ChildrenNone
Physical Description
GenderMale

Faramir was the younger son of King Ondoher of Gondor.[1]

History

When his father and elder brother Artamir rode to war with the Wainriders, Faramir was supposed to stay in Minas Anor as regent, according to the custom, as the second in line to the throne.

Not content with that role, Faramir rode out in disguise amongst the Éothéod. However he was caught with a party of them as they retreated to­wards the Dead Marshes. The Leader of the Éothéod came to their rescue, but Faramir died in his arms. After he searched his body he found out that the dead soldier was the Prince of Gondor.

The Leader went to join Minohtar at the head of the North Road in Ithilien. Minohtar was preparing a message to be taken to the prince when he learned the news that the prince had been killed in battle.[2]

Genealogy

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Telumehtar
Umbardacil
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Narmacil II
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Arciryas
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Calimehtar
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Calimmacil
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ondoher
 
 
 
 
 
Araphant
 
Sister
 
Siriondil
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Artamir
 
FARAMIR
 
Fíriel
 
Arvedui
 
Minohtar
 
Eärnil II
 


Notes

  1. T.A. 1896 is listed as the year of birth for Fíriel, Artamir's youngest sibling, in J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil", p. 201

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan"