|"Arvedui and Fíriel" by Elena Kukanova|
|Titles||Queen of Arthedain|
|Birth||T.A. 1896 |
|Death||unknown (aged 42+) |
|House||House of Anárion|
|Siblings||Artamir and Faramir|
|Children||Aranarth, at least one other son[note 1]|
|Gallery||Images of Fíriel|
Fíriel was wed to prince Arvedui of Arnor in T.A. 1940 when Arvedui's father Araphant made an alliance with Ondoher. The alliance proved fruitless, however. Neither side could send help to the other as both Kingdoms came under attack: Arnor by Angmar and Gondor by the Wainriders.
During the Disaster of the Morannon, Ondoher and his sons Artamir and Faramir were killed, which meant that according to the Law of Númenor, Fíriel should have become the Ruling Queen. Arvedui referred to this ancient law, as well as the fact that he was a direct descendant of Isildur, as arguments to claim the crown of Gondor, but he was refused.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "VII. The Heirs of Elendil", 'Ondohir', p. 201
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, "Preface"