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Aragost

Aragost
Arnorian
Biographical Information
TitlesChieftain of the Dúnedain
LocationRivendell
LanguageSindarin, Westron
BirthT.A. 2431
RuleT.A. 2523 - 2588
DeathT.A. 2588 (aged 157)
Family
HouseHouse of Isildur
ParentageArahad I
ChildrenAravorn
Physical Description
GenderMale

Aragost (T.A. 2431[1] - 2588[2], age 157) was the eighth Chieftain of the Dúnedain, succeeding his father, Arahad I, when he died in 2523.

[edit] History

Aragost's rule was uneventful due to the enemy's forces being concentrated against Gondor and Rhovanion. Aragost died in 2588 - after having ruled for 65 years - and was followed by his son, Aravorn.[2]

[edit] Etymology

Aragost's name is never explained but it could mean Sindarin for "Royal Dread", from the prefix ara- meaning "royal", and gost meaning "dread".

[edit] Genealogy

Isildur
 
 
 
 
 
 
Arahad I
 
 
 
 
 
 
ARAGOST
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aravorn
 
 
 
 
 
 
Arahad II
 

[edit] Other Versions of the Legendarium

In an early manuscript Aragost's name was "Arandost".[3]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil", p. 196
  2. 2.0 2.1 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, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil", Commentary, p. 211
Aragost
House of Isildur
Cadet branch of House of Elros
Born: T.A. 2431 Died: T.A. 2588
Preceded by:
Arahad I
31st Heir of Isildur
T.A. 2523 - 2588
Followed by:
Aravorn
8th Chieftain of the Dúnedain
T.A. 2523 - 2588