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|"Elessar" by John Howe|
|Other names||Aragorn II, Elessar, Strider, Thorongil, The Dúnadan, Estel (see below)|
|Titles||Chieftain of the Dúnedain|
High King of the Dúnedain
King of Gondor and Arnor
King of the West
Lord of the Westlands
|Affiliation||Fellowship of the Ring|
|Language||Westron, Sindarin, Quenya|
|Birth||1 March T.A. 2931 |
|Rule||T.A. 2933 - 3019 (Chieftain)|
T.A. 3019 - Fo.A. 120 (King)
|Death||1 March Fo.A. 120 (aged 210)|
|Notable for||Reuniting the Kingdoms of Arnor and Gondor|
|House||House of Isildur, founded the House of Telcontar|
|Parentage||Arathorn II, father |
Elrond, foster father
|Children||Eldarion and at least two daughters|
|Hair color||Dark, flecked with grey|
|Clothing||High leather boots, dark-green cloak (As a Ranger)|
Pure white mantle, black mail girt with silver (As a King)
|Steed||Roheryn and Hasufel|
|Gallery||Images of Aragorn|
Aragorn II was the son of Arathorn II and Gilraen. He was the last Chieftain of the Dúnedain and a direct descendant through many[note 1] generations of Isildur, the last High King of both Arnor and Gondor. Aragorn would become the greatest Man of his time, leading the Men of the West against Sauron's forces, helping to destroy the One Ring, and reuniting the Kingdoms of Arnor and Gondor.
A legend says that the Wizard Gandalf had brought such a stone, called the Elessar, from Valinor. He gave the Elessar to the Elven Lady Galadriel, and remarked prophetically that she would pass it to another, who will also be called Elessar. From this would come Aragorn's royal name Elessar (Quenya for "Elfstone").
When Aragorn was two years old, his father was slain when an Orc arrow pierced his eye. As was the tradition of his people, Aragorn was fostered in Rivendell by Elrond as if he was his own son. The Wise decided that his identity was to be kept secret, as he would be vulnerable to the Enemy. Aragorn was called Estel (Sindarin for "Hope") instead. During his life in Rivendell he accompanied the sons of Elrond, Elrohir and Elladan, on their journeys.
"Estel" grew to be fair and noble, and was seemingly more mature than his age. When Aragorn was twenty-one years old, after returning from a journey with the twins in T.A. 2952, Elrond decided to reveal his true name and ancestry. As part of this revelation, Elrond delivered to him the heirlooms of his House: the shards of Narsil and the Ring of Barahir. Elrond also said that he should earn the Sceptre of Annúminas. The next day, full of hope, Aragorn was sitting in the forest singing a part of the Lay of Lúthien; as he sang of the meeting Beren and Lúthien, Arwen, daughter of Elrond, who had newly returned from Lothlórien, appeared to him. Aragorn thought that Lúthien herself had appeared, and fell in love.
Life as a Ranger
Estel took up his proper name as Aragorn, sixteenth of the Chieftains of the Dúnedain, and after he took leave of his mother and Elrond he went into The Wild. In T.A. 2953 he was not present in Rivendell for the last meeting of the White Council. Aragorn met Gandalf the Grey in T.A. 2956, and they became great friends. At Gandalf's advice he started to become interested in the Shire and became known as Strider in this region.
From T.A. 2957 to T.A. 2980 Aragorn took great journeys aiding the West against Sauron and his allies. After serving King Thengel of Rohan, he went to Steward Ecthelion II of Gondor, who was in dire need of able men to guard his realm from Mordor. Aragorn kept his identity secret but as he wore a silver star upon his cloak, and was swift and keen-eyed, the Gondorians called him Thorongil (Sindarin for "Eagle of the Star"). He was a great leader by land and sea and Ecthelion trusted and loved him most. Some believed that there was rivalry between him and the Steward's son, Denethor, who probably knew his identity as Heir of Isildur, and suspected that he and Gandalf worked to supplant him. Thorongil however saw himself only as the servant of the Steward, whom he advised to not trust Saruman and instead to welcome Gandalf (whom Denethor didn't trust or love).
Ecthelion was anticipating an attack from Sauron who had just returned, and Thorongil warned him that in that event the Southern Fiefs would be vulnerable to the Corsairs of Umbar. He was allowed by Ecthelion to take few ships and lead an attack against Umbar; at night he burned many ships, and in a fight slew the Captain of the Haven with only few casualties. Great honour awaited him in Minas Tirith but he did not return; while in Pelargir, he sent a farewell message to Ecthelion, speaking of other tasks calling him, and saying that fate would not bring him again to Gondor soon. To the grief and wonder of his companions he crossed the Anduin and was last seen staring at the Mountains of Shadow. He left Gondor to travel into the far East and South "exploring the hearts of men good and evil" and learning about the "plots and devices" of the servants of the Dark Lord. His exploits ensured the survival of the West much later during the War of the Ring.
Later in 2980 on his return to Rivendell he entered Lothlórien, and there once again met Arwen in Caras Galadhon. For one season they wandered together in Lothlórien. At midsummer he gave her the heirloom of his House, the Ring of Barahir, and Arwen pledged her hand to him in marriage.
Elrond gave his foster-son permission to marry his daughter, on the condition that he must first become king of both Gondor and Arnor, for only a king would be worthy of Arwen's hand. This harsh condition had a precedent: King Thingol's request that Beren obtain a Silmaril from Morgoth before marrying his daughter Lúthien.
Hunt for Gollum
In the year T.A. 3001, as a now revealed Sauron continued to regain power in Mordor, Aragorn began assisting Gandalf in his search for news of Gollum. Gandalf suspected that the ring Bilbo Baggins found near Gollum's lake was in fact the One Ring. In T.A. 3007, he briefly returned to Eriador where he visited his mother for the last time. She died before that year's spring.
In T.A. 3009 Gandalf and Aragorn renewed their hunt for Gollum, searching intermittently in the vales of Anduin, Mirkwood, and Rhovanion, even to the confines of Mordor, without knowing that around that time Gollum ventured into Mordor, and was captured by Sauron. After eight years Gollum was released and Aragorn finally overtook him in the Dead Marshes on 1 February. With Gollum he travelled through the northern Emyn Muil, to prevent being found by Sauron's spies, and crossed the Anduin at the Sarn Gebir. He travelled further north along the edges of Fangorn Forest and through Lothlórien, where the Elves sent a message to Gandalf. He travelled alongside the Anduin to the north until he arrived at the Carrock. With the aid of the Beornings he crossed the Anduin with Gollum and entered Mirkwood. He took Gollum to Thranduil to be held captive. He then returned west where he met with Gandalf at Sarn Ford and learned of Frodo Baggins' plan to leave the Shire with the Ring in late September. Aragorn then continued his own journey.
War of the Ring
When Aragorn returned to his area, the Elves who followed Gildor Inglorion told Aragorn the Black Riders had been seen, and Gandalf had been missing and there were no messages from him. Aragorn and his Rangers kept watch over the border of the Shire and the East Road waiting for sight of Frodo but there was no news of them leaving Buckland.
While staying in Bree, Aragorn crossed the paths of four hobbits in The Prancing Pony. Aragorn watched as the hobbits clumsily hid their names and intentions, and as Frodo Baggins, the leader of the party, fell from a table and disappeared as he put the ring on. Aragorn, whose name was given as Strider, seemed to show no surprise, only annoyance at Frodo’s foolish vanishing act. He arranged for an interview that night, where he warned them of the Black Riders and Bill Ferny, then bluntly requested that they use him as a guide. After some consideration, and a note given them by the forgetful Barliman Butterbur from Gandalf condoning him, Frodo agreed.
Aragorn’s plan to reach Rivendell was to first head toward Archet and bear right to Weathertop. After the ambush at Weathertop and the wounding of Frodo, Merry took over the position as leader of the Hobbits. After a while they met Glorfindel, a friend of Aragorn’s, and it was not much later that they arrived in Rivendell.
After the Council of Elrond Aragorn became a member of the Fellowship of the Ring. As a preparation for his travel, the ancient shards of Narsil, the heirloom of his House, were reforged after 3 millennia. Aragorn carried the Sword Reforged, and renamed it Andúril.
Aragorn's intentions were to travel with the company for a while before returning to Gondor with Boromir. Aragorn encouraged the taking of the Redhorn Pass, which ended in disaster. He conceded to Gandalf’s choice to pass through Moria, but warned Gandalf to be cautious if he entered Moria, because he had a very evil memory from his previous visit to Moria. Indeed, after Gandalf fell into the abyss with Durin's Bane, Aragorn was naturally elected leader of the company, despite some resentment by Boromir.
Leading the Fellowship of the Ring
Aragorn again amazed the rest of the Fellowship by his apparent closeness to the people of Lothlórien, and his friendship with Celeborn and Galadriel. At their departure, Galadriel offered him the Elfstone as a wedding gift from the family of the Elven bride to the groom, foretelling his marriage to Arwen. It was worn by Aragorn ever after and from that he later took the name Elessar.
Even at the Falls of Rauros he was undecided, leaving it to Frodo for the final decision. For though it was obvious he wished to go to Minas Tirith with Boromir, he yet felt that it was his duty to go where the Ring-bearer chose.
After Frodo escaped him and Boromir perished, he with the remaining members of the Fellowship, namely Legolas and Gimli, chose to try and save Merry and Pippin from the Uruk-hai that had ambushed them, forming the group that would later be known as the Three Hunters.
He met Éomer in the fields of Rohan, and an instant friendship formed, both feeling the honesty and lordliness of the other. Éomer took a risk for his sake, giving him horses, with the promise that one day soon Aragorn would return to Edoras. Aragorn, tracking the Hobbits, followed into Fangorn Forest, where he met the resurrected Gandalf the White. After the restoration of Théoden, he rode to Helm's Deep to fight in the Battle of the Hornburg. There he, alongside his new-found “brother” Éomer, and King Théoden, marshaled the defence against Saruman’s army. His revealed majesty upon the battlements of the Hornburg as he waited for the dawn caused some of the Wild men to pause and shudder, and he heralded the return of Gandalf with Erkenbrand.
After Pippin’s terrifying experience with the Orthanc-stone, Gandalf presented it in a formal manner to Aragorn, its rightful master, who hinted that it would be used by him eventually. After the departure of Gandalf and Pippin to Minas Tirith, he rode for a while longer with Théoden, meeting up with his friend Halbarad of the North, Elladan and Elrohir, and a company of staunch and fearless Rangers. Elladan and Elrohir gave him a message from Elrond: "The days are short. If thou art in haste, remember the Paths of the Dead". Halbarad bore a gift from the Lady Arwen – the Standard of Elendil. Aragorn knew the path set before him.
Return of the King
A little while later Aragorn took his companions and his rangers and set out for Dunharrow, departing from the King’s company. His course was clear: to take the Paths of the Dead, to summon the Dead Men. In Dunharrow, he met the lady Éowyn, who had fallen in love with him. After making it clear that he could not accept her love, he turned towards the evil road with the dawn.
The Grey Company passed through the Dark Door and the Dwimorberg, the Dead following, and coming at last to the Stone of Erech, Aragorn summoned them to his aid. They drew their swords and blew their horns in answer, and swept down upon the Corsairs at Pelargir drove the mariners away. Aragorn released them, and took the Black Ships north to Minas Tirith, where the Battle of the Pelennor Fields raged. The Standard of Elendil broke forth, and his Dúnedain swept down, giving the final blow to the army of Gothmog. The counter-attacked army of Sauron crumbled utterly. But Aragorn did not enter the city.
Aragorn, furling his banner, appointed Imrahil the temporary lord of the City, as the law demanded. Eventually, however, Aragorn did come to the Houses of Healing, where he tended and restored Merry, Éowyn, and Faramir, in accordance with the prophecy “The hands of the king are the hands of a healer, and so shall the rightful king be known”. Many of the people of Minas Tirith came to Aragorn and followed him, asking that he heal those they knew. Aragorn worked late into the night, before finally leaving the city, hooded and cloaked. When in the morning the people saw the banner of Dol Amroth, they wondered if the Return of the King had been but a dream.
Aragorn held council with his trusted companions, namely Gandalf, Éomer, Imrahil, and Elrond’s sons – Halbarad had fallen in battle. He agreed to draw forth the forces of Mordor for the benefit of the Quest of the Ring, and so arranged matters for the Battle of the Morannon. After the destruction of the Ring in Orodruin and victory at the Morannon, Aragorn returned at last in the triumphant manner that befitted his position. He was crowned at the gates of Minas Tirith, winning the hearts of the people of Gondor.
Reign as Elessar
Some days after his coronation, Gandalf took Elessar up the slopes of Mount Mindolluin, and there he found the scion of Nimloth, the symbol of his mastery of the Reunited Kingdom. Elrond and Arwen came to Gondor and Elrond gave Elessar the Sceptre of Annúminas signifying the Kingship of Arnor. He wedded Arwen on Midsummer's day of 3019, and then was forced to bid his old friends farewell. He turned back to his new kingdom as the Fourth Age dawned and the Ringbearers left the shores of Middle-earth forever.
One of his first tasks in the re-ordering of his realm was the restoration of Orthanc and ordered the Orthanc-stone to be returned there. With this opportunity, many secrets and hoarded treasures were revealed including the Elendilmir which Saruman took from Isildur's body. Elessar received the Elemdilmir with reverence and took it with him as he established his full kingship of Arnor.
Elessar gave his Steward Faramir the title Lord of Emyn Arnen and created him as Prince of Ithilien. He declared the Drúadan Forest to belong to the Drúedain and a protected enclave of his Kingdom. He also re-established the Great Council of Gondor whose chief councellor was the Steward. He also renewed the Oath of Cirion with Éomer.
As for the Shire, he declared it a Free Land under the protection of the Northern Sceptre and forbade Men from entering it. He appointed the Thain, the Master of Buckland, and the Mayor of Michel Delving Counsellors of the North-kingdom. Also he offered to the Shire the lands up to the Emyn Beraid.
King Elessar died after 210 years of life and 122 years of rule and was succeeded by his son Eldarion. His wife Arwen, now mortal, gave up her life shortly afterwards in year 121, aged 2,901.
This clear etymology from Tolkien was not revealed until the publication in 2007 of "Words, Phrases & Passages in The Lord of the Rings", a late 1950s manuscript. Before that, several theories were proposed:
- Ruth S. Noel and several others proposed "King of the Tree", but Tolkien specifically said that this was not the case.
- David Salo deduces "Having Kingly Valor" from Tolkien's cryptic "'Kingly Valour' (for so is that name interpreted)". This is still the most often cited etymology; Robert Ireland's A Tolkien Dictionary gives the variation "Royal Zeal".
- Carl F. Hostetter proposed the meanings "King of the Globe" or "King of the Hill" in his analysis of the King's Letter.
- Aragorn II - Aragorn's name as Chieftain of the Dúnedain. He was likely named after Aragorn I.
- Thorongil - S "Eagle of the Star", a pseudonym used in Gondor and Rohan. Pronounced [θoˈroŋɡil].
- Elessar - Q "Elfstone", Aragorn's name as a king. Despite popular use as such, Aragorn was never known as "Aragorn Elessar", "Aragorn II Elessar" or "King Aragorn". Pronounced [eˈlesːar].
- Edhelharn - The Sindarin equivalent of Elessar, used in the King's Letter. Pronounced [eˈðel.harn].
- Elfstone - The Common Speech version of the previous two.
- Envinyatar - Q "the Renewer".
- Estel - Q. Usually glossed as "Hope", the concept estel more widely means "hope, trust, a temper of mind, steady fixed in purpose, and difficult to dissuade and unlikely to fall into despair or abandon its purpose". Pronounced [ˈestel].
- Strider - A sobriquet given by the men of Bree. Aragorn used it mockingly.
- Wingfoot - An honorary name given by Éomer after the pursuit of the Uruk-hai through the Eastemnet.
- Telcontar - A Quenya form of "Strider", this was the name of Elessar's Royal House. It was not used independently. Pronounced [telˈkontar].
- Isildur's Heir - A poetic address, as he was the heir of Isildur.
- The Dúnadan - "Man of the West", a name given by Bilbo Baggins when their friendship evolved.
- Longshanks - another, though less frequently used, sobriquet in Bree, ascribed to Bill Ferny. The legs of the Bree-men were shorter than the legs of the Dúnedain.
- Arakorno - A rare Quenya form of Aragorn, which only appeared in a discussion about the words for Quenya. Pronounced [ˌaraˈkorno].
This is an abbreviated family tree; see Ancestry of Aragorn II for Aragorn's full line of descent.
Relation to Arwen
Arwen was a very distant cousin of Aragorn. By their marriage, the long-sundered lines of the Half-elven were joined. Their union also served to unite and preserve the bloodlines of the kings of the three kindreds of the High Elves (Ingwë, Finwë, and brothers Elwë, Olwë, and Elmo) as well as the only line with Maiarin blood through Arwen's great-great-grandmother, Melian. There were at least two marriages between descendants of Elendil in Aragorn's ancestry, so Aragorn was related to Arwen by blood along at least three lines.
Through his father, Arathorn II, Aragorn was Arwen's first cousin sixty-two times removed through his ancestor Arvedui and sixty-seven times removed through his ancestor Fíriel. Both of these lines descend through four generations of the Kings of Númenor, Silmariën, eighteen generations of the Lords of Andúnië, and Elendil, as well as Aranarth and fifteen succeeding generations of the Chieftains of the Dúnedain, including Aragorn himself. Aragorn's mother Gilraen also descended from Aranarth, but the number of generations between them is unknown.
Other versions of the legendarium
In the earliest unpublished versions of The Lord of the Rings (see The History of The Lord of the Rings), the character that later became Aragorn was called Trotter instead of Strider, and was a Hobbit instead of a Man. He had wooden feet, because he had once traveled to Mordor and been tortured there.
Portrayal in adaptations
|Aragorn in adaptations|
- The voice of Aragorn is provided by John Hurt. Some critics have accused this character of looking too much like a Native American stereotype.[source?]
- Aragorn is played by Viggo Mortensen, though Stuart Townsend was originally cast in the role. Townsend was deemed too young. Mortensen had just two weeks to train for his first scene, the standoff with the Nazgûl at Weathertop. Utilizing the modern "reluctant hero" trope, Mortensen portrays Aragorn full of self-doubt, while he is much more sure of himself in the book.
- Aragorn's part is this film is largely similar to the events in book. The most significant difference is that, in the book, there was no Warg attack on the party traveling to Helm's Deep and Aragorn did not fall down a cliff.
- Aragorn finally steps into his role as king after having a lot of self-doubt beforehand.
- Although he is not physically present, he is mentioned by Thranduil to his son, Legolas. Thranduil tells Legolas to seek a young ranger known as "Strider" and that Legolas would have to discover Strider's true name for himself. In the continuity of the films, Aragorn would have been 27 rather than a ten-year-old child.
- The voice of Aragorn is provided by Godfrey Kenton.
- The voice of Aragorn is provided by Tom Luce.
- Aragorn was voiced by Robert Stephens. For his early scenes, according to John McAndrew (Pippin) Stephens adopted an accurate Bristol accent to help suggest the disguise Strider adopted in Bree.
2001-2003: Pán prsteňov (2001-2003 Slovak radio series):
- The voice of Aragorn is provided by Boris Farkaš.
- Aragorn is a playable character. He has brown hair and is bearded, he bears a golden sword.
- Daran Norris provided the voice of Aragorn, who is one of the three playable characters.
- Aragorn is one of the three playable characters, as well as narrator for most of the game. He is versatile in both melee and ranged attacks. Viggo Mortensen reprises his role from the film trilogy.
- Aragorn is a playable character, his storyline is dubbed "Path of a King". He journey through Paths of the Dead with Legolas and Gimli, later they fight on Pelennor fields and at the Black Gate. Chris Edgerly takes over for Mortensen as Aragorn's voice actor.
2003: Sierra's War of the Ring:
- Aragorn is a Hero Unit for the Free People side. He is present in Lothlorien, Battle of Hornburg and Siege of the Minas Morgul.
- Aragorn is a Hero Unit for the Rohan faction in skirmishes, he also accompanies the Fellowship in the storyline mode.
- Aragorn is now the Hero for the Men of the West faction.
2007: The Lord of the Rings Online:
- In the Prologue, Aragorn saves Men/Hobbit characters from brigands, but is forced to leave soon, as he has to intercept Frodo in Bree. Later arriving at the Prancing Pony, the characters meet him again and help him looking in surrounding area for Hobbits, who did not arrive in time. When player returns, Aragorn and the Hobbits already departed, and their next meeting is in Rivendell, where Aragorn entrusts the player with defence of the North while the Fellowship is gone. Later, in Lothlórien, Aragorn is seen residing in Caras Galadhon
- Aragorn is a playable hero available in several missions.
- Aragorn is an important character of the game, and is mentioned as one of the much honored heroes of the War of the Ring in the introduction of the game.
- He is a friend of two of the game's main characters, Eradan and Andriel. Aragorn had met Andriel during his visits at Rivendell, while he had met Eradan, when he served as Ranger at Sarn Ford. Aragorn was impressed by his skills and bravery, and taught him much about tracking. Eradan was a companion of Aragorn on many of his journeys. Aragorn trusted Eradan much, though he never told him what the reason was behind the protection of the Shire.
- Eradan, Andriel and Farin meet Aragorn in the Prancing Pony to warn him, on Halbarad's request, after the Nazgûl attacked and defeated the Rangers at Sarn Ford, and entered the Shire. They also tell him about an conservation between the Witch-king and Agandaûr, which the three heroes overheard shortly after the attack. Agandaûr summoned the Orcs of the Misty Mountains and assembled an army in Fornost, which plans to aid the Nazgûl in their search to the One Ring. Aragorn sends Eradan, Andriel and Farin to Fornost, to stop Agandaûr and his army. While Eradan, Andriel, Farin, Elladan and Elrohir stopped Agandaûr's army, Aragorn met with Frodo Baggins and left Bree.
2012: Lego The Lord of the Rings:
- A mini figure of Aragorn is included in the sets Attack at Weathertop, The Battle of Helm's Deep, The Battle at the Black gate, and The Pirate ship ambush.
- Timeline of Aragorn
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House of Isildur
Cadet branch of House of Elros
|16th Chieftain of the Dúnedain|
T.A. 2933 – 1 May, 3019
|39th Heir of Isildur|
T.A. 2933 - 1 March, Fo.A. 120
|Leader of the Fellowship of the Ring|
15 January - 22 August, T.A. 3019
Last held by:
Eärnur, 969 years earlier
|34th King of Gondor|
1 May, T.A. 3019 – 1 March, Fo.A. 120
Last held by:
Eärendur, 2,158 years earlier
|11th King of Arnor|
1 May, T.A. 3019 – 1 March, Fo.A. 120
Last held by:
Isildur, 3,017 years earlier
|1st High King of the Reunited Kingdom|
1 May, T.A. 3019 – 1 March, Fo.A. 120
|Head of the House of Telcontar|
1 May, T.A. 3019 – 1 March, Fo.A. 120
|Attendees of the Council of Elrond|
|Aragorn · Bilbo Baggins · Frodo Baggins · Boromir · Elrond · Erestor · Galdor · (Samwise Gamgee) · Gandalf · Gimli · Glóin · Glorfindel · Legolas|
|Members of the Fellowship of the Ring|
|Frodo · Sam · Merry · Pippin · Gandalf · Aragorn · Legolas · Gimli · Boromir|
|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)|
|The Southern Line and the Heirs of Anárion|
|Kings of Gondor:||Elendil (S.A. 3320 - 3441) · Isildur (S.A. 3441 - T.A. 2) and Anárion (S.A. 3320 - 3440) · Meneldil (T.A. 2 - 158) · Cemendur (158 - 238) · Eärendil (238 - 324) · Anardil (324 - 411) · Ostoher (411 - 492) · Rómendacil I (492 - 541) · Turambar (541 - 667) · Atanatar I (667 - 748) · Siriondil (748 - 830) · Tarannon Falastur (830 - 913) · Eärnil I (913 - 936) · Ciryandil (936 - 1015) · Hyarmendacil I (1015 - 1149) · Atanatar II Alcarin (1149 - 1226) · Narmacil I (1226 - 1294) · Calmacil (1294 - 1304) · Rómendacil II (1304 - 1366) · Valacar (1366 - 1432) · Eldacar (1432 - 1437) · Castamir the Usurper (1437 - 1447) · Eldacar restored (1447 - 1490) · Aldamir (1490 - 1540) · Hyarmendacil II (1540 - 1621) · Minardil (1621 - 1634) · Telemnar (1634 - 1636) · Tarondor (1636 - 1798) · Telumehtar Umbardacil (1798 - 1850) · Narmacil II (1850 - 1856) · Calimehtar (1856 - 1936) · Ondoher (1936 - 1944) · Eärnil II (1945 - 2043) · Eärnur (2043 - 2050)|
|Stewards of Gondor:||Húrin of Emyn Arnen (c. T.A. 1630s) · Pelendur (before T.A. 1944 - 1998) · Vorondil (1998 - 2029) · Mardil Voronwë (2029 - 2080) · Eradan (2080 - 2116) · Herion (2116 - 2148) · Belegorn (2148 - 2204) · Húrin I (2204 - 2244) · Túrin I (2244 - 2278) · Hador (2278 - 2395) · Barahir (2395 - 2412) · Dior (2412 - 2435) · Denethor I (2435 - 2477) · Boromir (2477 - 2489) · Cirion (2489 - 2567) · Hallas (2567 - 2605) · Húrin II (2605 - 2628) · Belecthor I (2628 - 2655) · Orodreth (2655 - 2685) · Ecthelion I (2685 - 2698) · Egalmoth (2698 - 2743) · Beren (2743 - 2763) · Beregond (2763 - 2811) · Belecthor II (2811 - 2872) · Thorondir (2872 - 2882) · Túrin II (2882 - 2914) · Turgon (2914 - 2953) · Ecthelion II (2953 - 2984) · Denethor II (2984 - 3019) · Faramir (T.A. 3019 - Fo.A. 82) · Elboron (Fo.A. 82 onwards)|
|Kings of Gondor:||Elessar (T.A. 3019 - Fo.A. 120) · Eldarion (Fo.A. 120 onwards)|
|Non-ruling stewards are in italics|
|The Lord of the Rings film series|
|Source material: The Hobbit · The Lord of the Rings|
|Films||The Fellowship of the Ring (extended edition)· The Two Towers (extended edition) · The Return of the King (extended edition)|
|Music||The Fellowship of the Ring (The Complete Recordings) · The Two Towers (The Complete Recordings) · The Return of the King (The Complete Recordings) · "May It Be" · "Gollum's Song" · "Into the West"|
|Tie-in books||The Fellowship of the Ring||Official Movie Guide · Visual Companion · The Art of The Fellowship of the Ring|
|The Two Towers||Official Movie Guide · Visual Companion · Photo Guide · The Art of The Two Towers|
|The Return of the King||Official Movie Guide · Visual Companion · The Art of The Return of the King|
|Video games||The Two Towers · The Return of the King · The Third Age · Tactics · Conquest · Aragorn's Quest · Lego The Lord of the Rings|
|Characters||Frodo · Bilbo · Gandalf · Sam · Merry · Pippin · Gandalf · Aragorn · Boromir · Legolas · Gimli · Elrond · Galadriel · Théoden · Éomer · Éowyn · Saruman · Sauron · Witch-king · Denethor · Faramir · Gollum · Gríma · Treebeard · Celeborn|