|Titles||King of Arthedain|
|Birth||T.A. 1391 |
|Rule||T.A. 1409 - 1589|
|Death||T.A. 1589 (aged 198)|
|House||House of Isildur|
Araphor was only eighteen years old when he came to the throne of Arthedain because his father was killed in battle in the defence of Amon Sûl. Although young, Araphor was valiant and he avenged his father by repelling the enemy from Fornost and the North Downs with the aid of Círdan of Lindon. The remnant faithful of the Dúnedain in Cardolan also helped repel the enemy from the Tyrn Gorthad, or took refuge in the forest behind.
It was during the wars with Angmar, and the reign of Araphor, that the Stoors living in the Angle (between the rivers Hoarwell and Loudwater) continued to move west and south away from Rhudaur out of dread. Some of the Stoors went back over the Misty Mountains to dwell beside the Gladden become the fisherfolk from which Sméagol and Déagol descended.
Araphor is a Sindarin name. Its meaning is not glossed, but the Association Tolkiendil suggests it means "Royal Fist" and is a combination of aran ("king", "lord", "chief", [lit.] hight or noble person) and the nasal mutation phor of paur ("fist").
1226 - 1356†
1309 - 1409†
1391 - 1589
1473 - 1670
1553 - 1743
- J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "VII. The Heirs of Elendil", p. 194
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Realms in Exile", "The Northern Line: Heirs of Isildur"
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Eriador, Arnor, and the Heirs of Isildur"
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion"
- Association Tolkiendil, "Compound Sindarin Names in Middle-earth", Tolkiendil (accessed 3 February 2022)
- Paul Strack, "S. Araphor m.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 3 February 2022)
House of Isildur
Cadet branch of House of Elros
|17th Heir of Isildur|
T.A. 1409 - 1589
|9th King of Arthedain|
T.A. 1409 - 1589