|Titles||King of Arthedain|
|Birth||T.A. 1711 |
|Rule||T.A. 1813 - 1891|
|Death||T.A. 1891 (aged 180)|
|House||House of Isildur|
Araval, in coalition with the Elves of Lindon and Rivendell, went to battle with the forces of Angmar in T.A. 1851 and returned victorious. After this victory, Araval attempted to re-occupy Cardolan, but the "evil wights" (likely referring to the Barrow-wights) terrified anyone who attempted to dwell there.
Unfortunately, Araval's victory was of no avail in the long term: under Araphant, Araval's son, Angmar recovered and continued its attacks on Arnor; and under Arvedui, Araval's grandson, Angmar finally defeated Arthedain, laying Arnor to waste and scattering the remnants of the Dúnedain.
There are two suggested etymologies for Araval's name:
- Sindarin for "Lord of Power" from ara- meaning "royal, king", and bal meaning "power".
- Sindarin for "Golden King" or "King of Gold" from ara- meaning "royal, king", and mal meaning "gold".
In both cases, b and m are lenited to v.
 Other versions of the legendarium
In another manuscript, Araval is said to have driven the evil wights north. An early name for Araval was Arvallen.
1553 - 1743
1633 - 1813
1711 - 1891
1789 - 1964
1864 - 1975†
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Realms in Exile", "The Northern Line: Heirs of Isildur"
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil", pp. 195, 209-210
- ↑ Ruth S. Noel, The Languages of Tolkien's Middle-earth
- ↑ Jim Allan, An Introduction to Elvish, p. 72
- ↑ David Salo, Elfling message 30680 (20 November 2004) and 30687 (20 November 2004); the guess is supported by noting the similarity with Argeleb, "Lord of Silver"
House of Isildur
Cadet branch of House of Elros
|21st Heir of Isildur|
T.A. 1813 - 1891
|13th King of Arthedain|
T.A. 1813 - 1891