Arahad I

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Arahad I
Arnorian
Biographical Information
TitlesChieftain of the Dúnedain
LocationRivendell
LanguageSindarin, Westron
BirthT.A. 2365
RuleT.A. 2455 - 2523
DeathT.A. 2523 (aged 158)
Family
HouseHouse of Isildur
ParentageAraglas
ChildrenAragost
Physical Description
GenderMale

Arahad I (T.A. 2365[1] - 2523,[2] died aged 158) was the son of Araglas and seventh Chieftain of the Dúnedain.

History[edit]

He followed his father, in Chieftainship, when Araglas died in 2455.

His rule coincided with the end of the Watchful Peace, when Sauron returned to Dol Guldur with increased strength.[3] Also during his rule, orcs began to increase and multiply in the Misty Mountains; it was then when they revealed themselves, waylaying Celebrían and her escort.[4]

Arahad died in 2523, after having ruled for sixty-eight years, and was followed by his son, Aragost.[2]

Etymology[edit]

Arahad is a Sindarin name. Its meaning is not glossed. Paul Strack suggests it is a compound of the prefix ar(a)- ("noble", "royal", "high") and the lenited form had of sad ("place", "spot").[5]

Genealogy[edit]

House of Isildur
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aragorn I
2227 - 2327
 
 
 
 
Araglas
2296 - 2455
 
 
 
 
ARAHAD I
2365 - 2523
 
 
 
 
Aragost
2431 - 2588
 
 
 
 
Aravorn
2497 - 2654
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aragorn II Elessar
T.A. 2931 - Fo.A. 120

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. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Eriador, Arnor, and the Heirs of Isildur"
  5. Paul Strack, "S. Arahad m.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 5 February 2022)
Arahad I
House of Isildur
Cadet branch of House of Elros
Born: T.A. 2365 Died: T.A. 2523
Preceded by:
Araglas
30th Heir of Isildur
T.A. 2455 - 2523
Followed by:
Aragost
7th Chieftain of the Dúnedain
T.A. 2455 - 2523


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)