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Arahael

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Arahael
Arnorian
Biographical Information
PositionChieftain of the Dúnedain
BirthT.A. 2012
RuleT.A. 2106 - 2177
DeathT.A. 2177, age 165
Family
ParentageAranarth
ChildrenAranuir
Physical Description
GenderMale

Arahael (T.A. 2012[1] - 2177,[2] died aged 165) was the second Chieftain of the Dúnedain, succeeding his father, Aranarth, when he died in 2106.

History

Arahael was raised by Elrond in Rivendell (as were all his descendants) while his father protected Eriador from the evils of the wild with the help of other Rangers.

Arahael's reign was uneventful (as far as we know), due to the secretive (and therefore now little-known) nature of the Dúnedain, and the Watchful Peace which there was at that time. It is likely that the Rangers fought minor battles and skirmishes against orcs in order to keep the region safe.[3]

Arahael died in 2177, having been Chieftain for 65 years, and was followed by his son, Aranuir.[2]

Etymology

Arahael's name is Sindarin and probably means "Wise King", coming from the prefix ara- meaning "king", and sael (becoming mutated to hael) meaning "wise".

Genealogy

 
Isildur
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kings of Arnor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kings of Arthedain
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Arvedui
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aranarth
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ARAHAEL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aranuir
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aragorn II
 
 
 
 

Other Versions of the Legendarium

In an early manuscript Arahael name was "Arahantil".[4]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil", p. 196
  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. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Eriador, Arnor, and the Heirs of Isildur"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil", Commentary, p. 211
Preceded by:
Aranarth
2nd Chieftain of the Dúnedain
T.A. 2106 - 2177
Followed by:
Aranuir