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Dírhael

Dírhael
Arnorian
Born of Hope - Dírhael.jpg
Dírhael from Born of Hope
Biographical Information
LocationEriador
LanguageWestron
BirthLate Third Age
DeathLate Third Age
Family
HouseHouse of Isildur
SpouseIvorwen
ChildrenGilraen
Physical Description
GenderMale
GalleryImages of Dírhael

Dírhael was one of the Dúnedain of the North.

[edit] History

Dírhael was a descendant of Aranarth, the first Chieftain of the Dúnedain. He was married to Ivorwen, and their daughter was Gilraen.

When Gilraen was still too young for marriage, Arathorn, at that time heir to Chieftain Arador sought her hand. Dírhael at first opposed the marriage, because Arathorn was much older, and also he had the foresight that Arathorn will succeed his father soon, who in turn would be short-lived. But Ivorwen had also the same gift, and pointed out that these are the reasons to allow the marriage as soon as possible so that new hope would be born.

Indeed, as he had foreseen, a year after the marriage Arador was slain and their son-in-law became Chieftain; and indeed soon after he was slain like his father. But Dírhael's grandson was born: Aragorn, who would one day rule the Reunited Kingdom of the Dúnedain.[1]

[edit] Genealogy

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Arathorn I
2696 - 2848
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gilbarad
unknown
 
Argonui
2757 - 2912
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DÍRHAEL
unknown
 
Ivorwen
unknown
 
Arador
2820 - 2930
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gilraen
2907 - 3007
 
 
 
Arathorn II
2873 - 2933
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aragorn
2931 - Fo.A. 120
 
 
 


References

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