Aragost

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Aragost
Arnorian
Biographical Information
TitlesChieftain of the Dúnedain
LocationRivendell
LanguageSindarin, Westron
BirthT.A. 2431
RuleT.A. 2523 - 2588
DeathT.A. 2588 (aged 157)
Family
HouseHouse of Isildur
ParentageArahad I
ChildrenAravorn
Physical Description
GenderMale

Aragost (T.A. 2431[1] - 2588[2], age 157) was the eighth Chieftain of the Dúnedain, succeeding his father, Arahad I, when he died in 2523.

History[edit]

Aragost's rule was uneventful due to the enemy's forces being concentrated against Gondor and Rhovanion. Aragost died in 2588 - after having ruled for 65 years - and was followed by his son, Aravorn.[2]

Etymology[edit]

Aragost is a Sindarin name. Its meaning is not glossed, but the Association Tolkiendil suggests it means "Royal Dread".[3] It is probably a compound of the prefix ar(a)- ("noble", "royal", "high") and gost ("dread", "terror").[4][3][5]

Genealogy[edit]

House of Isildur
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Araglas
2296 - 2455
 
 
 
 
Arahad I
2365 - 2523
 
 
 
 
ARAGOST
2431 - 2588
 
 
 
 
Aravorn
2497 - 2654
 
 
 
 
Arahad II
2563 - 2719
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aragorn II Elessar
T.A. 2931 - Fo.A. 120

Other versions of the legendarium[edit]

In an early manuscript Aragost's name was "Arandost".[6]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "VII. 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. 3.0 3.1 Association Tolkiendil, "Compound Sindarin Names in Middle-earth", Tolkiendil (accessed 5 February 2022)
  4. Paul Strack, "S. Aragost m.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 5 February 2022)
  5. David Salo (2004), A Gateway to Sindarin, p. 341
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "VII. The Heirs of Elendil", Commentary, p. 211
Aragost
House of Isildur
Cadet branch of House of Elros
Born: T.A. 2431 Died: T.A. 2588
Preceded by:
Arahad I
31st Heir of Isildur
T.A. 2523 - 2588
Followed by:
Aravorn
8th Chieftain of the Dúnedain
T.A. 2523 - 2588


The Northern Line and the Heirs of Isildur
Kings of Arnor: Elendil (S.A. 3320 - 3441) · Isildur (S.A. 3441 - T.A. 2) · Valandil (T.A. 2 - 249) · Eldacar (249 - 339) · Arantar (339 - 435) · Tarcil (435 - 515) · Tarondor (515 - 602) · Valandur (602 - 652) · Elendur (652 - 777) · Eärendur (777 - 861)
Kings of Arthedain: Amlaith (861 - 946) · Beleg (946 - 1029) · Mallor (1029 - 1110) · Celepharn (1110 - 1191) · Celebrindor (1191 - 1272) · Malvegil (1272 - 1349) · Argeleb I (1349 - 1356) · Arveleg I (1356 - 1409) · Araphor (1409 - 1589) · Argeleb II (1589 - 1670) · Arvegil (1670 - 1743) · Arveleg II (1743 - 1813) · Araval (1813 - 1891) · Araphant (1891 - 1964) · Arvedui (1964 - 1975) ·
Chieftains of the Dúnedain: Aranarth (1975 - 2106) · Arahael (2106 - 2177) · Aranuir (2177 - 2247) · Aravir (2247 - 2319) · Aragorn I (2319 - 2327) · Araglas (2327 - 2455) · Arahad I (2455 - 2523) · Aragost (2523 - 2588) · Aravorn (2588 - 2654) · Arahad II (2654 - 2719) · Arassuil (2719 - 2784) · Arathorn I (2784 - 2848) · Argonui (2848 - 2912) · Arador (2912 - 2930) · Arathorn II (2930 - 2933) · Aragorn II (2933 - 3019)
Kings of Arnor: Elessar (T.A. 3019 - Fo.A. 120) · Eldarion (Fo.A. 120 onwards)