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Ivorwen

Ivorwen
Arnorian
Biographical Information
LocationEriador
Birthbefore T.A. 2907
Deathafter T.A. 2929
Family
SpouseDírhael
ChildrenGilraen
Physical Description
GenderFemale

Ivorwen was the wife of Dírhael and mother to Gilraen.

[edit] History

When Arathorn son of Arador sought Gilraen's hand in marriage, Dírhael opposed him. Ivorwen, though, who was said to have the gift of foresight, persuaded her husband to allow the marriage. This was a small part to play in the history of Middle-earth, but it had great consequences - the son of Arathorn and Gilraen was Aragorn, who would one day reunite the ancient Kingdoms of the Dúnedain.[1]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Tale of Aragorn and Arwen"