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Encyclopedia > Aragorn
Character from Tolkien's Legendarium
Name Aragorn
Other names
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Titles
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Race Men
Culture Dúnedain, House of Isildur
Date of birth March 1, T.A. 2931
Date of death March 1, F.A. 120 (age 208)
Book(s) The Fellowship of the Ring
The Two Towers
The Return of the King

Aragorn II is a fictional character from J. R. R Tolkien's Middle-earth legendarium. He is first introduced in The Fellowship of the Ring, and becomes a central character in the story of The Lord of the Rings. “Tolkien” redirects here. ... Tolkiens Legendarium (ISBN 0-313-30530-7) is a collection of scholarly essays edited by Verlyn Flieger and Carl F. Hostetter on the History of Middle-earth series of books relating to the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, compiled and edited by his son, Christopher Tolkien. ... Aragorn II, son of Arathorn II, is an important character from J. R. R Tolkiens legendarium. ... (In the context of property law, title refers to ownership or documents of ownership; see title (property). ... Aragorn II, son of Arathorn II, is an important character from J. R. R Tolkiens legendarium. ... Here is a complete bestiary of the People, Creatures and Mystical Beings of Middle-earth as written about in the mythology of J. R. R. Tolkien. ... The race of Men in J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth books, such as The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, refers to humanity and does not denote gender. ... For other uses, see Culture (disambiguation). ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens legendarium, the Dúnedain (singular: Dúnadan) were a fictional race of Men descended from the Númenóreans that survived the fall of their island kingdom and came to Eriador in Middle-earth, led by Elendil and his sons, Isildur and Anárion. ... In the liteary works of JRR Tolkien, the House of Isildur was the Royal House of Arnor and after the sundering of the North-Kingdom of Arthedain, Cardolan, and Rhudaur. ... For other uses, see The Third Age. ... The Fourth Age and the later ages that followed it, are time periods from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth, described in his fantasy writings. ... The Fellowship of the Ring is the first of three volumes of the epic novel The Lord of the Rings by the English author J. R. R. Tolkien. ... The Two Towers is the second volume of J. R. R. Tolkiens The Lord of the Rings. ... The Return of the King is the third and final volume of J. R. R. Tolkiens The Lord of the Rings, following The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers. ... John Ronald Reuel Tolkien CBE (January 3, 1892 – September 2, 1973) was an English philologist, writer and university professor who is best known as the author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. ... A map of the Northwestern part of Middle-earth at the end of the Third Age, courtesy of the Encyclopedia of Arda. ... A legendarium is a book or series of books consisting of a collection of legends. ... The Fellowship of the Ring is the first of three volumes of the epic novel The Lord of the Rings by the English author J. R. R. Tolkien. ... This article is about the novel. ...

Contents

Appearances

Literature

The Heirs of Isildur
Part of J. R. R. Tolkien's legendarium
Sons of Isildur
Elendur  · Aratan  · Ciryon
High-Kings of Arnor
Valandil  · Eldacar  · Arantar
Tarcil  · Tarondor  · Valandur
Elendur  · Eärendur
Kings of Arthedain
Amlaith  · Beleg  · Mallor
Celepharn  · Celebrindor
Malvegil
Kings of Arnor
Argeleb I  ·Arveleg I  · Araphor
Argeleb II  · Arvegil  · Arveleg II
Araval  · Araphant  · Arvedui
Chieftains of the Dúnedain
Aranarth  · Arahael  · Aranuir
Aravir  · Aragorn I  · Araglas
Arahad I  · Aragost  · Aravorn
Arahad II  · Arassuil  · Arathorn I
Argonui  · Arador  · Arathorn II
Kings of the Reunited Kingdom
Aragorn II  · Eldarion
House of Anárion

In J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth, Isildur was a Dúnadan of Númenor, elder son of Elendil. ... “Tolkien” redirects here. ... A legendarium is a book or series of books consisting of a collection of legends. ... Elendur is the name of two fictional characters in J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth, both of which were descended from Elendil. ... Aratan, a character from J. R. R. Tolkiens Lord of the Rings saga, is the second son of Isildur. ... Ciryon is a fictional character of Middle-earth, created by fantasy author J.R.R. Tolkien. ... In the fiction of J.R.R. Tolkien, Arnor, or the Northern Kingdom, was a kingdom of the Dúnedain in the land of Eriador in Middle-earth. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Valandil was a king of Arnor in Middle-earth, ruling from 2 T.A. to 249 T.A. He was the fourth son of Isildur; his elder brothers were killed by Orcs at the Gladden Fields along with their father. ... Eldacar is a fictional character in J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... Arantar is a fictional character in J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... Tarcil is a fictional character in J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... Tarondor is a fictional character in J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... Valandur is a fictional character in J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... Elendur is the name of two fictional characters in J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth, both of which were descended from Elendil. ... Eärendur is a fictional character in J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... location of Arthedain in Middle-earth marked in red In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Arthedain was one of the three kingdoms of Middle-earth that resulted from the breakup of Arnor during the Third Age. ... Amlaith is a fictional character in J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... Beleg is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... Mallor is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... Celepharn is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... Celebrindor is a fictional character from J.R.R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... Malvegil is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... Argeleb I is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... Arveleg I is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... Araphor is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... Argeleb II is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... Arvegil is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... Arveleg II is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... Araval is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... Araphant is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... Arvedui is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... This is a list of Chieftains of the Dúnedain Rangers of Arnor (aka Rangers of the North) from the fictional universe of Middle-earth by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... Aranarth is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... Arahael is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... Aranuir is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... Aravir is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... Aragorn I is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... Araglas is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... Arahad I is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... Aragost is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... Aravorn is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... Arahad II is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... Arassuil is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... Arathorn I is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... Argonui is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... Arador is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... Arathorn II is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth universe. ... Properly, the Reunited Kingdom of Arnor and Gondor is a fictional realm from J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth. ... Promotional poster featuring Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn in New Line Cinemas motion pictures directed by Peter Jackson. ... Eldarion Telcontar is a character from J. R. R. Tolkiens legendarium. ... In the literary works of JRR Tolkien the House of Anárion was the Royal House of Gondor, descended from Anárion, joint first King of Gondor with his elder brother Isildur who went north to Arnor. ...

History

According to the appendices of Return of the King, Aragorn, named for his ancestor Aragorn I, was born on March 1 in 2931 of the Third Age, the son of Arathorn II and his wife Gilraen. Through his ancestor Elendil (whom he closely resembled)[1] Aragorn was a descendant of Elros Tar-Minyatur, Lord Elrond Half-elven's twin brother and the first king of Númenor. His ancestor Arvedui was wedded to Fíriel, who bore their son Aranarth, making Aragorn the last descendant of Anárion as well. The Return of the King is the third and final volume of J. R. R. Tolkiens The Lord of the Rings, following The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers. ... For other uses, see The Third Age. ... Arathorn II is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth universe. ... In J.R.R. Tolkiens Middle-earth legendarium, Gilraen was the mother of Aragorn II, the last chieftain of the Dúnedain. ... In Middle-earth, the fantasy universe of J. R. R. Tolkien, Elendil was a heroic figure. ... Elros Tar-Minyatur (F.A. 525 – S.A. 442, ruled 32 – 442 S.A.) is a fictional character of Middle-earth, created by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... Elrond Half-elven is a fictional character in J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth legendarium. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, the Half-elven (Sindarin singular Peredhel, plural Peredhil), are the children of the union of Elves and Men. ... Arvedui is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... Fíriel is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... Aranarth is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ...


When Aragorn was only two years old, his father was killed while pursuing Orcs. Aragorn was afterwards fostered in Rivendell by Elrond. At the request of his mother, his lineage was kept secret, as she feared he would be killed like his father and grandfather if his true identity as the descendant of Elendil and Heir of Isildur became known. Aragorn was renamed Estel and was not told about his heritage until he came of age in 2951. In J. R. R. Tolkiens fantasy writings, Orcs or Orks are a race of creatures who are used as soldiers and henchmen by both the greater and lesser villains of The Silmarillion and The Lord of the Rings — Morgoth, Sauron and Saruman. ... Location of Rivendell in Middle-earth marked in red Rivendell (Sindarin: Imladris) is an Elven outpost in Middle-earth, a fictional realm created by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth, Isildur was a Dúnadan of Númenor, elder son of Elendil. ...


Elrond revealed to "Estel" (hope in Quenya) his true name and ancestry when he came of age, and delivered to him the shards of Elendil's sword, Narsil, and the Ring of Barahir. He withheld the Sceptre of Annúminas from him until he "came of the right" to possess it. It was also around this time that Aragorn met and fell in love with Arwen, Elrond's daughter, who had newly returned from her mother's homeland of Lórien. The shards of Narsil in Peter Jacksons The Fellowship of the Ring. ... Ring of Barahir is a fictional ring from J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth legendarium. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional mythology, the Sceptre of Annúminas is the chief mark of royalty of the North-kingdom of Arnor. ... This article is about the fictional character. ... location of Lórien in Middle-earth marked in red This article is about the Lórien of J. R. R. Tolkiens works. ...


Aragorn thereafter assumed his proper role as the sixteenth Chieftain of the Dúnedain, the Rangers of the North, and went into the wild, where lived the remnants of his people, whose kingdom had been destroyed through civil and regional wars centuries before. In J. R. R. Tolkiens legendarium, the Rangers of the North, also known as the Dúnedain of the North, were the descendants of the Dúnedain from the lost kingdom of Arnor. ...


Aragorn met Gandalf the Grey in 2956, and they became close friends. At Gandalf's advice he and his followers began to guard a small land known as the Shire, inhabited by the diminutive and agrarian Hobbits, and he became known among the peoples just outside the Shire's borders as Strider. For other uses, see Gandalf (disambiguation). ... The fields of the Shire in the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy The Shire is a region of J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional Middle-earth, described in The Lord of the Rings and other works. ... For other uses, see Hobbit (disambiguation). ...


From 2957 to 2980, Aragorn undertook great journeys, serving in the armies of King Thengel of Rohan, and Steward Ecthelion II of Gondor. Many of his tasks helped to raise morale in the West and counter the growing threat of Sauron and his allies, and he earned invaluable experience which he would later put to use in the War of the Ring. Aragorn served his lords in disguise and his name in Gondor and Rohan during that time was Thorongil (Eagle of the Star). With a small Gondorian squadron of ships, he led an assault on the long-standing rebel province of Umbar in 2980, burning many of the Corsairs' ships and personally slaying their lord during the battle on the Havens. After the victory at Umbar, "Thorongil" left the field and to the dismay of his men, went East. In J.R.R. Tolkiens Middle-earth legendarium, Thengel (T.A. 2905-2980) was the sixeenth King of Rohan. ... For other uses, see Rohan (disambiguation). ... Ecthelion II is, in J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, the twenty-fifth Ruling Steward of Gondor. ... For other uses, see Sauron (disambiguation). ... Combatants Free peoples: Gondor, Rohan, Dale, Esgaroth, Erebor, The Shire, Lothlórien, the Woodland Realm and the Fangorn forest Evil forces: Under Sauron: Mordor, Rhûn, Morgul, Harad, Umbar, Khand Under Saruman: Isengard, Dunland Commanders Gandalf (died but later resurrected) Aragorn Théoden† Éomer Denethor† Dáin II† Brand† Galadriel... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional world of Arda, a great haven to the far south of Gondor in Middle-earth. ...


Later in 2980, he visited Lórien, and there once again met Arwen. He gave her the heirloom of his House, the Ring of Barahir, and, on the hill of Cerin Amroth, Arwen pledged her hand to him in marriage, renouncing her Elvish lineage and accepting the Gift of Men: death. Ring of Barahir is a fictional ring from J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth legendarium. ... The Gift of Men in Middle-earth refers to gift of Ilúvatar to his Younger Children, which remains a source of some confusion for Tolkien enthusiasts. ...


Elrond withheld from Aragorn permission to marry his daughter until such time as his foster son should be king of both Gondor and Arnor. To Elrond's as well as Aragorn's knowledge, to marry a mortal his daughter would be required to choose mortality, and thus deprive the deathless Elrond of his daughter while the world lasted. Elrond was also concerned for Arwen's own happiness, fearing that in the end she might find death (her own and that of her beloved) too difficult to bear. Gondor is a fictional kingdom in J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth. ... In the fiction of J.R.R. Tolkien, Arnor, or the Northern Kingdom, was a kingdom of the Dúnedain in the land of Eriador in Middle-earth. ...


Before the events of The Lord of the Rings proper take place, Aragorn also travelled through the Dwarven mines of Moria, and to Harad, where (in his own words) "the stars are strange". Tolkien does not specify when these travels occurred. In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, Dwarves (also known as the Naugrim) are beings of short stature who all possess beards and are often friendly with Hobbits, although long suspicious of Elves. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Moria was an ominous name given by the Eldar to what had once been an enormous underground complex in north-western Middle-earth, comprising a vast network of tunnels, chambers, mines and huge halls or mansions, that ran under and ultimately through... Harad is a town in Saudi Arabia. ...


In 3009, Gandalf grew suspicious of the ring belonging to the Hobbit Bilbo Baggins, which later turned out to be the One Ring, the source of the Dark Lord Sauron's evil power. Aragorn went at his request into Rhovanion in search of Gollum, who had once possessed the Ring. He caught the creature in the Dead Marshes near Mordor, and brought him as a captive to Thranduil's halls in Mirkwood, where Gandalf questioned him. For other uses, see Hobbit (disambiguation). ... Bilbo Baggins (2890 Third Age - ? Fourth Age) is an important character in J. R. R. Tolkiens legendarium. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Sauron (disambiguation). ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Rhovanion or Wilderland was a large region of northern Middle-earth. ... This article is about the fictional character. ... The Dead Marshes is a fictional place from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe, Middle-earth. ... Mount Doom and Barad-dûr in Mordor, as depicted in the Peter Jackson film. ... King Thranduil was a character in the fictitious world of Middle-earth created by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... For the game Mirkwood, see Mirkwood (mud). ...


The Lord of the Rings

In Fellowship of the Ring, Aragorn joined Frodo Baggins, Bilbo's adopted heir, and three of his friends at the Inn of the Prancing Pony in Bree. These four had set out from the Shire to bring the One Ring to Rivendell. Aragorn was aged 87 at that time, nearing the prime of life for one of royal Númenórean descent. With Aragorn's help the Hobbits escaped the pursuing Nazgûl and reached Rivendell. There, Aragorn was chosen to join the Fellowship of the Ring that was formed to guard Frodo, who was tasked with destroying the Ring in the fires of Mount Doom in Mordor. Besides Aragorn, Gandalf, and Frodo, the company included Frodo's cousins Pippin and Merry, Frodo's faithful servant Samwise Gamgee, Legolas the Elf , Gimli the Dwarf, and Boromir of Gondor. Before the group set out, the shards of Narsil were reforged, and the restored blade was named Andúril. “Frodo” redirects here. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, the Inn of the Prancing Pony was an inn where Frodo Baggins met Aragorn. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional realm of Middle-earth, the Shire is the region that is occupied by Hobbits. ... Númenor is a fictional location from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth and is intended to be his version of Atlantis. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth legendarium, the Nazgûl (from Black Speech Nazg (ring) and Gûl (wraith, spirit); Ringwraiths, sometimes written Ring-wraiths), also known as the Nine Riders or Black or Dark Riders (or simply the Nine), are evil servants of Sauron. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, Mount Doom, or Orodruin, is a volcano in Mordor where the One Ring was forged in the Crack of Doom, a fiery chasm within the mountain. ... Peregrin Took (T.A. 2990–?), better known to his friends as Pippin, is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth; a Hobbit, and one of Frodo Bagginss youngest but dearest friends. ... Meriadoc Brandybuck, usually referred to as Merry, is a fictional character from J.R.R. Tolkiens Middle-earth, featured throughout his most famous work, The Lord of the Rings. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens legendarium, Samwise Gamgee, later known as Samwise Gardner[2] or Samwise the Brave and commonly known as Sam, is a fictional character who is Frodo Bagginss servant and companion on the journey to Mordor. ... Legolas is a character in J. R. R. Tolkiens legendarium, featured in The Lord of the Rings. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens legendarium, an Elf is an individual member of one of the races that inhabit the lands of Arda. ... Gimli is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth legendarium, featured in The Lord of the Rings. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, Dwarves (also known as the Naugrim) are beings of short stature who all possess beards and are often friendly with Hobbits, although long suspicious of Elves. ... Boromir is a supporting character in J. R. R. Tolkiens legendarium. ...


Aragorn accompanied the group through an attempt to cross the pass of Caradhras and through the mines of Moria. He became their leader after Gandalf was lost in battle with a Balrog. Aragorn led the company to Lórien and then down the river Anduin to the Falls of Rauros. Originally he had planned to go to Gondor and aid its people in the war, but after the loss of Gandalf he also was responsible for Frodo. When Frodo continued his quest alone, Aragorn, together with Legolas and Gimli, went to Rohan to free Merry and Pippin, who had been captured by the wizard Saruman's Uruk-hai. In the fictional universe of J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth, Caradhras, also called the Redhorn (the literal English translation of the Sindarin name), is one of the mightiest peaks in the Misty Mountains. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Moria was an ominous name given by the Eldar to what had once been an enormous underground complex in north-western Middle-earth, comprising a vast network of tunnels, chambers, mines and huge halls or mansions, that ran under and ultimately through... A Balrog fighting Gandalf, as depicted by Ted Nasmith. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional Middle-earth, Anduin is the Sindarin name for the Great River of Wilderland, the longest river in the Third Age (the original Sindarin name means Long River). ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth legendarium, the Falls of Rauros were the great falls of River Anduin beneath Nen Hithoel, where the river fell from Emyn Muil to the wetland of Nindalf. ... Saruman is a fictional character in J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth legendarium. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional realm of Middle-earth, the Uruk-hai (Black Speech: Orc folk) were a new breed of Orcs that appeared during the Third Age. ...


In The Two Towers, the Three Hunters (as Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli were ever after known) encountered Éomer, who had recently been pursuing rumours of an Orc raid in the area. From Éomer Aragorn learned that the Orcs who had kidnapped Merry and Pippin had been destroyed and that the Hobbits had not been found. Dejected, he led Legolas and Gimli to the site of the battle. Clues led Aragorn to believe that the Hobbits might still be alive, and he led the Three Hunters into Fangorn forest. They did not find the Hobbits, but they did find Gandalf the White, sent back from Valinor to continue his struggle against Sauron. Gandalf told the Three Hunters that the Hobbits were safe with the Ents of Fangorn. Together, Gandalf and the Three Hunters travelled to Edoras, where Gandalf freed Théoden from Saruman's enchantment and helped him organise the Rohirrim against Saruman. The Two Towers is the second volume of J. R. R. Tolkiens The Lord of the Rings. ... Éomer is a supporting character in J. R. R. Tolkiens legendarium. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth, Fangorn forest is the habitat of the Ents. ... Valinor (meaning Land of the Valar) is a fictional location from J. R. R. Tolkiens legendarium, the realm of the Valar in Aman. ... For other uses, see ENT. Ents are a fictional race from J. R. R. Tolkiens fantasy world of Middle-earth. ... Edoras is the grand mountain top capital city of Rohan. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens The Lord of the Rings, Théoden was the seventeenth King of Rohan, and last of the Second Line. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Rohan. ...


Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli then helped the people of Rohan in the Battle of the Hornburg, in which they conclusively defeated Saruman's army. In order to distract Sauron's attention from Frodo, who had gone into Mordor, Aragorn used a palantír and revealed himself as the heir of Isildur to Sauron. Sauron probably believed that the One Ring had come into Aragorn's hands; therefore he made his assault on Minas Tirith prematurely and without adequate preparation. Combatants Isengard Rohan Commanders Saruman Théoden, Aragorn, Gandalf, Éomer Strength 10,000 Uruk-hai and common Orcs of Isengard, 2,000-5,000 Dunlendings, an unknown number of orc-human hybrids about 2,000 Rohirrim; reinforced by 1,000 more Rohirrim in the morning, and thousands of Huorns Casualties... A palantír is a magical artifact from J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth. ...


In order to defend the city, Aragorn entered the Paths of the Dead, and summoned the Dead Men of Dunharrow who owed allegiance to the king of Gondor. It had been prophesied by Isildur and Malbeth the Seer that the Dead would be summoned once more to pay their debt for betraying Gondor millennia before. With their aid the Corsairs of Umbar were defeated. Aragorn, a small force of Rangers, and a large contingent of men and soldiers from the southern regions then sailed up the Anduin to Minas Tirith. When they arrived at the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, Aragorn unfurled a standard that Arwen had made for him which showed both the White Tree of Gondor along with the jewelled crown and seven stars of the House of Elendil. With the help of the southern forces the armies of Gondor and Rohan rallied and defeated Sauron's army. In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, the Paths of the Dead was a haunted pass through the White Mountains. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens high fantasy world of Middle-earth, the Dead Men of Dunharrow (also referred as the Shadow Host, the Grey Host, the oathbreakers, or simply the Dead) were the shades of Men of the White Mountains (Ered Nimrais), who were cursed to remain in Middle... This page is a candidate to be copied to Wikiquote. ... The Corsairs of Umbar were a fleet of Men of Umbar in J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth legendarium, allied to Sauron in his war against Gondor. ... Combatants Gondor, Rohan, Dúnedain of the North Mordor, Harad, Rhûn, Khand, Umbar Participants Gandalf, Éomer, Éowyn, Aragorn, Imrahil, Merry, Denethor†, Théoden† Witch-king of Angmar†, Nazgûl, Gothmog† War of the Ring 1st Fords of Isen - 2nd Fords of Isen - Isengard - Hornburg - Lothlórien - Mirkwood - Osgiliath - Pelennor...


The restoration of the line of Elendil to the throne of Gondor is a subplot of The Lord of the Rings; Aragorn's adventures not only aid Frodo in his Quest, but also bring him closer to his own kingship — which, though his by right and lineage, has been left open for centuries due to historical, legal, and military circumstances. The people of Gondor have been under the rule of the Stewards of Gondor for centuries, as it was widely doubted that any of the royal line still lived. Shortly after Isildur's departure, Meneldil, son of Anárion, had severed Gondor from Arnor politically, although the formal title of High King remained with the northern line (as Isildur was Elendil's eldest son). This arrangement had been reinforced by the Steward Pelendur in nearly 2,000 years before when he rejected Arvedui's claim to the Throne of Gondor during a Gondorian succession crisis (Eärnil, a member of the House of Anárion, was eventually chosen as King instead). It is worth noting, however, that Arvedui had also based his claim on the fact that he had married a descendant of Anárion: thus, Aragorn was technically a descendant of not only Elendil and Isildur but of Anárion as well). Meneldil (S.A. 3318 - T.A. 158) is a fictional character in J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens Lord of the Rings, Pelendur was Steward of Gondor in the year 1944 Third Age. ... Arvedui is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, two Kings of Gondor had the name Eärnil: Eärnil I, who ruled from 913–936 of the Third Age, and Eärnil II, who ruled from 1945–2043. ...


In Return of the King, the Steward Denethor declared that he would not bow to a descendant of Isildur (years before, he had seen "Thorongil" as a rival to his father's favour). Aragorn healed Faramir, Denethor's heir, who had been expected to die; this won him the immediate recognition of Faramir as the rightful heir to the throne, and his humility and self sacrifice gained him the hearts of the inhabitants of Gondor's capital city (Aragorn's healing abilities, however, were a sign to the people of Gondor of the identity of their true king; as Ioreth said, "The hands of the King are the hands of a healer, and so shall the rightful king be known"). The people hailed him as King that same evening. This article is about the Steward of Gondor in the time of the War of the Ring. ... Faramir is also the name of Ondohers son. ...


Despite his immediate success and popularity, however, and despite his claim to the throne through raising the royal banner, Aragorn decided to lay aside his claim for the time being. He knew that if he aggressively promoted his claim, rival claimants or debates as to his legitimacy were not out of the question, and this could be a fatal distraction for Gondor at a time when the West needed to be united against Sauron. So, to avoid conflict, after he had healed people during the night of March 15/16, he left Minas Tirith and symbolically refused to enter it again until he was crowned King on May 1st.


In order to ensure safe passage across Mordor for Frodo to fulfil his quest, Aragorn then led the Army of the West out from Minas Tirith to make a diversionary feint on the Black Gate of Mordor itself in the Battle of the Morannon. Gandalf had been given supreme command of the war effort after the Pelennor Fields, and acted as chief spokesman in the parley with the Mouth of Sauron; but Aragorn commanded the Allied troops during the battle and its aftermath. Minas Tirith (IPA: ), originally named Minas Anor, is a heavily fortified city in J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth writings, which was the capital of Gondor in the second half of the Third Age. ... The Black Gate or Morannon is a location in J. R. R. Tolkiens fantasy universe of Middle-earth. ... Combatants Gondor, Rohan, Eagles Mordor, Harad, Rhûn Commanders Gandalf, Imrahil, Éomer, Aragorn, Gwaihir Sauron†, Mouth of Sauron*, Khamûl† Strength Less than 6,000 Men of Gondor and Rohan, one Wizard, one Hobbit, one Elf, two Half-elves, one Dwarf, and an unknown number of Eagles Eight Nazgûl... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, the Mouth of Sauron was the name given to the Dark Lord Saurons servant and emissary. ...


Upon Sauron's defeat, Aragorn was crowned as King Elessar (translated as Elfstone in Tolkien's invented language of Quenya), a name given to him by Galadriel. (In Sindarin, another of Tolkien's languages, this becomes Edhelharn.) He became the twenty-sixth King of Arnor, thirty-fifth King of Gondor and the first High King of the Reunited Kingdom, though it would be several years before his authority was firmly reestablished in Arnor. His line was referred to as the House of Telcontar (Telcontar being Quenya for "Strider"). Aragorn married Arwen shortly afterwards, and ruled the Kingdom of Gondor and Arnor until 120 of the Fourth Age. His reign was marked by great harmony and prosperity within Gondor and Arnor, and by a great renewal of cooperation and communication between Men, Elves, and Dwarves, fostered by his vigorous rebuilding campaign following the war. Aragorn led the forces of the Reunited Kingdom on military campaigns against some Easterlings and Haradrim, re-establishing rule over much territory that Gondor had lost in previous centuries. He died at the age of 210, after 120 years as king. He was succeeded on the throne by his son, Eldarion. Arwen, gravely saddened by the loss of her husband, gave up her now mortal life shortly afterwards. Arwen and Aragorn also had at least two unnamed daughters. Quenya is one of the fictional languages spoken by the Elves (the Quendi) the ones who speak. The first-found children of Ilúvatar, in the fantasy works of J. R. R. Tolkien. ... Galadriel is a fictional character created by J. R. R. Tolkien, appearing in The Lord of the Rings. ... Sindarin is an artificial language (or conlang) developed by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... This is a list of kings of Arnor from the fictional universe of Middle-earth novels by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... This is a list of kings of Gondor from the fictional universe of Middle-earth by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... Properly, the Reunited Kingdom of Arnor and Gondor is a fictional realm from J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth. ... In the fictional universe of J. R. R. Tolkien, the House of Telcontar, previously the House of Elendil, is the Royal House of the Reunited Kingdom of Arnor and Gondor. ... The Fourth Age and the later ages that followed it, are time periods from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth, described in his fantasy writings. ... Eldarion Telcontar is a character from J. R. R. Tolkiens legendarium. ...


Adaptations

Film

Aragorn was voiced by John Hurt in Ralph Bakshi's 1978 animated film version of The Lord of the Rings. Bakshi's Aragorn, unlike all other portrayals that were to follow to date, has no beard. This actually conforms to a statement appearing in Unfinished Tales that implicitly says that Aragorn was not supposed to have one, due to his Elvish ancestry (Elves did not grow beards).[2] However, Tolkien actually wrote elsewhere that Elves did have beards; in The Lord of the Rings itself Círdan is described as having a beard. Also, some viewers and critics have said that this version of Aragorn looks Native American,[3][4][5][6] though not necessarily to the detriment of the film. For the singer, see Mississippi John Hurt. ... Ralph Bakshi (October 29, 1938) is an American director of animated and occasionally live-action films. ... The Lord of the Rings is the title of an animated film produced by Ralph Bakshi, and released to theaters in 1978. ... Unfinished Tales (full title Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-earth) is a collection of stories by J. R. R. Tolkien that were never completed during his lifetime, but were edited by his son Christopher Tolkien and published in 1980. ... In the fiction of J.R.R. Tolkien, Círdan (ship-maker in Sindarin) the Shipwright is a Teleri Elf (of which he was one of the wisest princes), a great mariner and shipwright, lord of the Falas during much of the First Age, the wisest and perhaps the second... Native Americans redirects here. ...


Aragorn was voiced by Theodore Bikel in the 1980 Rankin/Bass animated version of The Return of the King, made for television. He first appears at the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, leading the reinforcements from southern Gondor. Theodore Bikel. ... Rankin/Bass Productions, Inc. ... DVD cover The Return of the King is an animated adaptation of the novel by J. R. R. Tolkien which was released by Rankin/Bass as a TV special in 1980. ...


In the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy (2001–2003) directed by Peter Jackson, Aragorn is played by Danish-American actor Viggo Mortensen, who took over the role from Stuart Townsend after a month of rehearsals. In these movies, Aragorn begins his journey with the Fellowship with no intention of claiming the kingship; he only arrives at such a decision in the third film after sending much time battling his own self-doubt. This specific element of self-doubt is not present in Tolkien's books, where Aragorn intends to claim the throne all along once he had the opportunity. Daniel Day-Lewis was offered the role, but declined. The Lord of the Rings film trilogy comprises three live action fantasy epic films; The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). ... For other persons named Peter Jackson, see Peter Jackson (disambiguation). ... Distribution of Danish Americans according to the 2000 census Danish Americans are Americans of Danish descent. ... Viggo Peter Mortensen, Jr. ... Stuart Townsend (born on December 15, 1972 in Howth, County Dublin, Ireland) is an Irish actor. ... Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis (born 29 April 1957), is an Academy-Award winning and Golden Globe-award nominated actor. ...


Stage

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Aragorn was portrayed by Evan Buliung in the three-hour production of The Lord of the Rings, which opened in 2006 in Toronto, Canada. Motto: Diversity Our Strength Map of Ontario Counties, Toronto being red Area: 641 sq. ...


In the United States, Aragorn was portrayed by Josh Beshears in the Cincinnati, Ohio production of The Return of the King (2003) for Clear Stage Cincinnati. At Chicago's Lifeline Theatre, Aragorn was played by Robert McLean in the 1999 production of The Two Towers. “Cincinnati” redirects here. ... Clear Stage Cincinnati Founded in 2003, Clear Stage Cincinnati is a professional theatre company in Cincinnati, Ohio dedicated to developing and showcasing fresh new theatrical artists by providing them with a Clear Stage for the advancement of their craft. ... Lifeline Theatre was founded in Chicago, Illinois, United States, in 1983 by four Northwestern University graduates. ...


Radio

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Characteristics

Tolkien gives a brief but detailed description of Aragorn in The Fellowship of the Ring: lean, dark and tall, with shaggy dark hair "flecked with grey", grey eyes, and a stern pale face.[7] In "The Tale of Aragorn and Arwen" in the Appendices, he was said to be often grim and sad, with unexpected moments of levity.[8] Some time after the publication of the books, Tolkien wrote that he was 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) tall.


Aragorn possessed elven wisdom due to his childhood in Rivendell with Elrond and the foresight of the Dúnedain. He was a skilled healer, notably with the plant athelas (also known as Kingsfoil). He was also a mighty warrior and an unmatched commander; after the battle of the Pelennor Fields, he, Éomer and Imrahil were said to be left unscathed, even though they had been in the thick of the fighting.[8] Due to his position as Isildur's heir, Aragorn had impressive powers for a Man; he forced Sauron to let him use the palantír of Orthanc freely (although this was in part due to the fact that as the descendant of Elendil, Aragorn was the true owner of the seeing-stone). In J. R. R. Tolkiens legendarium, an Elf is an individual member of one of the races that inhabit the lands of Arda. ... Athelas is a fictional healing herb from J.R.R. Tolkiens Middle-earth, also known as Kingsfoil or Asëa Aranion. ... Combatants Gondor, Rohan, Dúnedain of the North Mordor, Harad, Rhûn, Khand, Umbar Participants Gandalf, Éomer, Éowyn, Aragorn, Imrahil, Merry, Denethor†, Théoden† Witch-king of Angmar†, Nazgûl, Gothmog† War of the Ring 1st Fords of Isen - 2nd Fords of Isen - Isengard - Hornburg - Lothlórien - Mirkwood - Osgiliath - Pelennor... Éomer is a supporting character in J. R. R. Tolkiens legendarium. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, Imrahil was the twenty-second Prince of Dol Amroth. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth, Isildur was a Dúnadan of Númenor, elder son of Elendil. ... A palantír is a magical artifact from J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth. ... Location of Orthanc and Isengard in Middle-earth marked in red In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, Orthanc is the black tower of Isengard. ...


Though there is no indication of him ever doubting his role and destiny as one of the leaders of the war against Sauron and the future king of the Reunited Kingdom (as in Peter Jackson's film), he was not immune to self-doubt, as he doubted the wisdom of his decisions while leading the Fellowship after the loss of Gandalf in Moria, and blamed himself for many of their subsequent misfortunes.[7][9]


On one occasion, his pride (or reverence for his heritage) led to complications, as he refused to disarm and leave his sword Andúril (a priceless heirloom of Númenor and one of the weapons which slew Sauron) at the door of Edoras, as Théoden had required, and only did so after Gandalf left his own sword (also of high lineage) behind. Even so, he swore that death would come to anyone else who touched it (whether by his own hand or by some magic is left unsaid).[9]


Names and titles

Aragorn was called the Dúnadan ("Man of the West/Númenórean", given by Bilbo in Rivendell), Longshanks (given by Bill Ferny in Bree), Strider, called so by Butterbur, and Wingfoot (given by Éomer after discovering that Aragorn had travelled forty-five leagues in four days in pursuit of Pippin, Merry, and their Uruk-hai captors). He was the founder of the House of Telcontar (Telcontar is "Strider" in Quenya, after the mistrustful nickname given him by the rustics of the North), which ruled Gondor well into the Fourth Age of Middle-earth; in records, his full ruling name is given as Elessar Telcontar ("Elfstone Strider"). He was also known as Estel ("hope") to protect his true lineage from the Enemy when they were seeking the heir of Isildur. He was also known as Thorongil ("Eagle of the Star") in his younger days when he travelled around Middle-earth and performed services in Rohan and Gondor often by protecting camps and raiding enemy strongholds like he did when he crossed the Corsairs of Umbar. He is also referred to as Aragorn, son of Arathorn. Númenor is a fictional location from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth and is intended to be his version of Atlantis. ... Bilbo Baggins (2890 Third Age - ? Fourth Age) is an important character in J. R. R. Tolkiens legendarium. ... Bill Ferny is a fictional character in J. R. R. Tolkiens The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring and The Return of the King. ... Éomer is a supporting character in J. R. R. Tolkiens legendarium. ... In the fictional universe of J. R. R. Tolkien, the House of Telcontar, previously the House of Elendil, is the Royal House of the Reunited Kingdom of Arnor and Gondor. ... Quenya is one of the fictional languages spoken by the Elves (the Quendi) the ones who speak. The first-found children of Ilúvatar, in the fantasy works of J. R. R. Tolkien. ...


Concept and creation

The concept of Aragorn's person and fate underwent a series of developments and name changes before reaching his final identity, as Tolkien did not have the full plot of the story or its background planned-out when he started writing, but rather he "discovered" it as he wrote.


Identity

The "first germ" of the character that later evolved into Aragorn or Strider was a peculiar hobbit met by Bingo Bolger-Baggins (precursor of Frodo Baggins) at the inn of The Prancing Pony. His description and behaviour, however, was already quite close to the final story, with the difference that the hobbit wore wooden shoes, and was nicknamed Trotter for the "clitter-clap" sound that they produced. He was also accounted to be "one of the wild folk — rangers", and he played the same role in Frodo's journey to Rivendell as in The Lord of the Rings.[10]


Later Tolkien hesitated about the true identity of "Trotter" for a long time. One of his notes suggested that the Rangers should not be hobbits as originally planned, and that this would mean that Trotter was either a Man, or a hobbit who associated himself with the Rangers and was "very well known" (within the story).[11] The latter suggestion was linked to an early comment of Bingo: "I keep on feeling that I have seen him somewhere before".[12] Tolkien made a proposal that Trotter might be Bilbo Baggins himself, but rejected that idea.[11]


Another suggestion was that Trotter was "Fosco Took (Bilbo's first cousin), who vanished when a lad, owing to Gandalf".[11] This story was further elaborated, making Trotter a nephew of Bilbo, named Peregrin Boffin, and an elder cousin of Frodo. He was said to had run away after he came of age,[13] some twenty years before Bilbo's party, and had helped Gandalf in tracking Gollum later. A hint was also given as to why Trotter wore wooden shoes: he had been captured by the Dark Lord in Mordor and tortured, but saved by Gandalf; a note was added by Tolkien in the margin, saying that it would later be revealed that Trotter had wooden feet.[14]


The conception of Trotter being a hobbit was discarded with the following recommencing of writing; another short-lived idea was to make Trotter "a disguised elf − friend of Bilbo's in Rivendell,” and a scout from Rivendell who "pretends to be a ranger".[15]


Quite soon Tolkien finally settled on the Mannish identity of Trotter, from the beginning introducing him as a "descendant of the ancient men of the North, and one of Elrond's household", as well as the name Aragorn.[15] While the history of Númenor and the descendants of Elros and Elendil was not fully developed, the germs of it were in existence, and would come to be connected with The Lord of the Rings as the character of Aragorn developed. Thus the evolution of the history of the Second and Third Ages was dependent on the bringing of Trotter to association with them. In the fiction of J.R.R. Tolkien, the Edain were those Men (humans) who made their way into Beleriand in the First Age, and were friendly to the Elves. ... Númenor is a fictional location from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth and is intended to be his version of Atlantis. ... Elros Tar-Minyatur (F.A. 525 – S.A. 442, ruled 32 – 442 S.A.) is a fictional character of Middle-earth, created by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... In Middle-earth, the fantasy universe of J. R. R. Tolkien, Elendil was a heroic figure. ...


Further character developments

The development of Aragorn's connection to Gondor was long and complex, as was his association with Boromir. Initially it is said that Aragorn's forefathers were the exiles of Númenor who ruled over the people of Ond (early name of Gondor), but were driven out by the Wizard King "when Sauron raised a rebellion".[16] The story of the two branches of Elendil's descendants ruling over two kingdoms of Men through many generations only emerged gradually; at one time, Tolkien even seems to have conceived only three generation between Isildur and Aragorn.[17] The Witch-king of Angmar, also known as the Lord of the Nazgûl and the Black Captain among other names, is a fictional character from the novel The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien, set in the fantasy world of Middle-earth. ...


One significant feature which was not established until late stages was Aragorn's relationship with Arwen. When Tolkien first introduced Éowyn, the interest which she showed towards Aragorn was not one-sided, with suggestions in notes that they would marry at the end of the story. Another proposal was done soon, that Éowyn would die to save or avenge Théoden, and Aragorn would never marry after her death.[18]


The first mention of Elrond's daughter, named Finduilas, was in reference to the banner which she made for Aragorn,[19] but Tolkien did not give any hint whether she had any further part to play. The references to her marriage with Aragorn were made later,[20] but it was explicitly stated only near the completion of the book.[21] It is only in his working on the appendices for The Lord of the Rings that Tolkien recorded the full tale of Aragorn and Arwen.[22]


A passing idea was that Galadriel gave her Ring to Aragorn, and that he would accordingly be titled the "Lord of the Ring".[20]


Rejected names

The original nickname Trotter was retained for a long while, and Tolkien decided to change it to Strider only after the story was completed. There were also several experimental translations of Trotter to Sindarin: Padathir, Du-finnion and Rimbedir, with Ethelion possibly equivalenting Peregrin (Boffin).[23] Instead of the latter title "the Dúnadan", Quenya Tarkil ('noble Man') was first used, synonym with Númenórean.[24] Sindarin is an artificial language (or conlang) developed by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... Quenya is one of the fictional languages spoken by the Elves (the Quendi) the ones who speak. The first-found children of Ilúvatar, in the fantasy works of J. R. R. Tolkien. ... Númenor is a fictional location from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth and is intended to be his version of Atlantis. ...


Tolkien hesitated for some time about Trotter's "real" name. Although Aragorn was the first suggestion when the Mannish decent was settled, it was changed a number of times. At one point Tolkien decided that an Elvish name does not suit a Man, and thus altered it from Aragorn via Elfstone to Ingold, where the last one is an Old English name with ing- representing 'west'. Later, however, a new plot element was introduced: Galadriel's gift of a green stone, and Tolkien reverted the usage to Elfstone in order to make an additional connection.[25] This was retained into the final version of the legendarium as a side name and a translation of Elessar.


Among other names to be used instead of Elfstone Tolkien considered Elfstan, Elfmere, Elf-friend, Elfspear, Elfwold and Erkenbrand, with various Elvish forms: Eldamir, Eldavel, Eledon, Qendemir. The name of Aragorn's father also passed through many transient forms: Tolkien intended Aramir or Celegorn to go in pair with Aragorn before settling upon Arathorn; Elfhelm and Eldakar with Elfstone and Eldamir; and Ingrim with Ingold.[25] King of Reunited Kingdom


References

  1. ^ "He was Aragorn son of Arathorn, the nine and thirtieth heir in the right line from Isildur, and yet more like Elendil than any before him."J. R. R. Tolkien (1977). in Christopher Tolkien (ed.): The Silmarillion. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 303. ISBN 0-395-25730-1. 
  2. ^ "In a note written in 1972 or later, among the last writings of my father's on the subject of Middle-earth, there is a discussion of the Elvish strain in Men, as to its being observable in the beardlessness of those who were so descended (it was a characteristic of all Elves to be beardless)."J. R. R. Tolkien (1980). in Christopher Tolkien (ed.): Unfinished Tales. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. ISBN 0-395-29917-9. 
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  8. ^ a b J. R. R. Tolkien (1987). The Return of the King. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. ISBN 0-395-08256-0. 
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  10. ^ J. R. R. Tolkien (1988). in Christopher Tolkien (ed.): The Return of the Shadow. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, pp. 137–8. ISBN 0-395-49863-5. 
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  13. ^ The Return of the Shadow, pp. 371, 385.
  14. ^ The Return of the Shadow, pp. 401, 413.
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  21. ^ J. R. R. Tolkien (1992). in Christopher Tolkien (ed.): Sauron Defeated. Boston, New York, & London: Houghton Mifflin, p. 52. ISBN 0-395-60649-7. 
  22. ^ J. R. R. Tolkien (1996). in Christopher Tolkien (ed.): The Peoples of Middle-earth. Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin, pp. 262–270. ISBN 0-395-82760-4. 
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  24. ^ The Treason of Isengard, p. 499.
  25. ^ a b See the index to The Treason of Isengard and pp. 277-8.

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In the fictional universe of J. R. R. Tolkien, the House of Telcontar, previously the House of Elendil, is the Royal House of the Reunited Kingdom of Arnor and Gondor. ...

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Aragorn
Born: 2931 Third Age Died: 120 Fourth Age
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Preceded by
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Chieftain of the Dúnedain (of the North)
2933 TA – 3019 TA
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Arvedui
King of Arthedain
26th King of Arnor
3019 TA – 120 FA
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