Arahael

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Arahael
Arnorian
Biographical Information
TitlesChieftain of the Dúnedain
LocationRivendell
LanguageSindarin, Westron
BirthT.A. 2012
RuleT.A. 2106 - 2177
DeathT.A. 2177 (aged 165)
Family
HouseHouse of Isildur
ParentageAranarth
SiblingsAt least one sibling [note 1]
ChildrenAranuir
Physical Description
GenderMale

Arahael (T.A. 2012[1] - 2177,[2] died aged 165) was the second Chieftain of the Dúnedain, succeeding his father, Aranarth, when he died in 2106.

History

Arahael was raised by Elrond in Rivendell (as were all his descendants) while his father protected Eriador from the evils of the wild with the help of other Rangers.

Arahael's reign was uneventful (as far as we know), due to the secretive (and therefore now little-known) nature of the Dúnedain, and the Watchful Peace which there was at that time. It is likely that the Rangers fought minor battles and skirmishes against orcs in order to keep the region safe.[3]

Arahael died in 2177, having been Chieftain for 65 years, and was followed by his son, Aranuir.[2]

Etymology

Arahael is a Sindarin name. Its meaning is not glossed, but the Association Tolkiendil suggests it means "Wise King".[4] It is probably a compound of the prefix ar(a)- ("noble", "royal", "high"), a phonetic reduction of aran ("king"), and the lenited from hael of sael ("wise").[4][5]

Genealogy

House of Isildur
House of Anárion
Arvedui
1864 - 1975
Fíriel
b. 1896
Aranarth
c. 1940 - 2106
unknown
sons
ARAHAEL
2012 - 2177
Aranuir
2084 - 2247
Aravir
2156 - 2319
Aragorn II Elessar
T.A. 2931 - Fo.A. 120

Other versions of the legendarium

In an early manuscript Arahael name was "Arahantil".[6]

Notes

  1. In Appendix A, Dírhael is said to be a descendant of a younger branch of Aranarth, meaning Araheal had at least one sibling

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 A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Eriador, Arnor, and the Heirs of Isildur"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Association Tolkiendil, "Compound Sindarin Names in Middle-earth", Tolkiendil (accessed 5 February 2022)
  5. Paul Strack, "S. Arahael m.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 5 February 2022)
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "VII. The Heirs of Elendil", Commentary, p. 211
Arahael
House of Isildur
Cadet branch of House of Elros
Born: T.A. 2012 Died: T.A. 2177
Preceded by:
Aranarth
25th Heir of Isildur
T.A. 2106 - 2177
Followed by:
Aranuir
2nd Chieftain of the Dúnedain
T.A. 2106 - 2177


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)