|Aratan in The Lord of the Rings Online|
|Birth||S.A. 3339 |
|Death||T.A. 2 (aged 104)|
Disaster of the Gladden Fields
|House||House of Isildur|
|Siblings||Elendur, Ciryon and Valandil|
|Gallery||Images of Aratan|
Aratan was the second son of Isildur.
History[edit | edit source]
In the War of the Last Alliance of Elves and Men, Aratan and his brother Ciryon did not participate in the Siege of Barad-dûr. Isildur had sent these two brothers to man Minas Ithil so as to guard Cirith Dúath and prevent a possible breakout of Sauron should he escape the siege.
In the Disaster of the Gladden Fields, Ciryon was the first brother to fall; Aratan was mortally wounded while trying to save him. After Aratan was wounded, Elendur advised his father to put on the One Ring and escape.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
Aratan is a Quenya name. Its meaning is not glossed, but Paul Stracks suggests it means "Noble Man" and is a compound of (a)ra- ("noble") and atan ("Man").
Genealogy[edit | edit source]
Other versions of the legendarium[edit | edit source]
In early manuscripts Aratan was named "Eärnur".
Portrayal in adaptations[edit | edit source]
2019: The Lord of the Rings Online:
- The three elder sons of Isildur appear during an extended flashback set during the Siege of Barad-dûr in the year S.A. 3440. However, because the game's license does not cover the works in which they are named, they are referred to only by their war-time aliases, meant to hide their kinship with the King. Aratan uses the name "Ornaher" as his alias.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "VII. The Heirs of Elendil"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Disaster of the Gladden Fields", "Notes", note 11
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Disaster of the Gladden Fields"
- ↑ Paul Strack, "Q. Aratan m.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 27 January 2022)