Aravorn

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Aravorn
Arnorian
Biographical Information
TitlesChieftain of the Dúnedain
LocationRivendell
LanguageSindarin, Westron
BirthT.A. 2497
RuleT.A. 2588 - 2654
DeathT.A. 2654 (aged 157)
Family
HouseHouse of Isildur
ParentageAragost
ChildrenArahad II
Physical Description
GenderMale

Aravorn (T.A. 2497[1] - 2654,[2] died aged 157) was the ninth Chieftain of the Dúnedain.

History

Aravorn succeeded his father, Aragost, when he died in 2588. Aravorn's rule seems to be uneventful as the enemy centered a lot of its attacks on the newly-formed Rohan.

Aravorn died in 2654, after having ruled as chieftain for 66 years, and was succeeded by his son, Arahad II.[2]

Etymology

Aravorn is a Sindarin name. Its meaning is not glossed, but the Association Tolkiendil suggests it means "Black King".[3] It is probably a compound of the prefix ar(a)- ("noble", "royal", "high") and morn ("black", "dark", "night")[3] or born ("[stead]fast").[4][5]

Genealogy

House of Isildur
Arahad I
2365 - 2523
Aragost
2431 - 2588
ARAVORN
2497 - 2654
Arahad II
2563 - 2719
Arassuil
2628 - 2784
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"
  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. Aravorn m.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 5 February 2022)
  5. David Salo (2004), A Gateway to Sindarin, p. 342
Aravorn
House of Isildur
Cadet branch of House of Elros
Born: T.A. 2497 Died: T.A. 2654
Preceded by:
Aragost
32nd Heir of Isildur
T.A. 2588 - T.A. 2654
Followed by:
Arahad II
9th Chieftain of the Dúnedain
T.A. 2588 - T.A. 2654


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)