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Barahir (grandson of Faramir)

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Barahir
Gondorian
Biographical Information
LocationGondor
Notable forWrote The Tale of Aragorn and Arwen
Family
HouseHouse of Húrin
ParentagePossibly Elboron[note 1]
Physical Description
GenderMale

Barahir was a Gondorian of the Fourth Age.

History

Barahir was the grandson of the Steward Faramir, Prince of Ithilien, and Lady Éowyn of Rohan.[1] He was likely named after a famed hero of the First Age, the father of Beren, and/or one of his ancestors who had served as Ruling Steward in the Third Age.

Barahir flourished during the second century of the Fourth Age and after the death of King Aragorn II Elessar he authored The Tale of Aragorn and Arwen.[1]

His work survived in abbreviated form in the Thain's Book.[1]

Etymology

Barahir is a Sindarin word and consists of bara ("fiery; eager") + hîr ("master, lord").[2]

Notes

  1. Elboron was the only recorded child of Faramir and Éowyn; it is not clear if Barahir was the son of Elboron or of some other unnamed child of the couple.

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