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Arahael

Arahael
Arnorian
Biographical Information
TitlesChieftain of the Dúnedain
LocationRivendell
LanguageSindarin, Westron
BirthT.A. 2012
RuleT.A. 2106 - 2177
DeathT.A. 2177 (aged 165)
Family
HouseHouse of Isildur
ParentageAranarth
ChildrenAranuir
Physical Description
GenderMale

Arahael (T.A. 2012[1] - 2177,[2] died aged 165) was the second Chieftain of the Dúnedain, succeeding his father, Aranarth, when he died in 2106.

[edit] History

Arahael was raised by Elrond in Rivendell (as were all his descendants) while his father protected Eriador from the evils of the wild with the help of other Rangers.

Arahael's reign was uneventful (as far as we know), due to the secretive (and therefore now little-known) nature of the Dúnedain, and the Watchful Peace which there was at that time. It is likely that the Rangers fought minor battles and skirmishes against orcs in order to keep the region safe.[3]

Arahael died in 2177, having been Chieftain for 65 years, and was followed by his son, Aranuir.[2]

[edit] Etymology

Arahael's name is Sindarin and probably means "Wise King", coming from the prefix ara- meaning "king", and sael (becoming mutated to hael) meaning "wise".

[edit] Genealogy

Kings of
Arnor
 
Kings of
Gondor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Arvedui
1864 - 1975
 
Fíriel
b 1896
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aranarth
1938 - 2106
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ARAHAEL
2012 - 2177
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aranuir
2084 - 2247
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aravir
2156 - 2319
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chieftains of
the Dúnedain
 
 


[edit] Other Versions of the Legendarium

In an early manuscript Arahael name was "Arahantil".[4]

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, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Eriador, Arnor, and the Heirs of Isildur"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil", Commentary, p. 211
Arahael
House of Isildur
Cadet branch of House of Elros
Born: T.A. 2012 Died: T.A. 2177
Preceded by:
Aranarth
25th Heir of Isildur
T.A. 2106 - 2177
Followed by:
Aranuir
2nd Chieftain of the Dúnedain
T.A. 2106 - 2177