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Strider (Aragorn)

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'''Strider''', or '''Stick-at-naught Strider''', was a nickname given to [[Aragorn]] by the people of [[Eriador]] (as for example at [[Bree]]) during his time as a [[Rangers of the North|Ranger]].  
 
'''Strider''', or '''Stick-at-naught Strider''', was a nickname given to [[Aragorn]] by the people of [[Eriador]] (as for example at [[Bree]]) during his time as a [[Rangers of the North|Ranger]].  
  
The name seems to refer to the long legs of the Rangers, who were of [[Númenorean]] blood, compared to the shorter-legged [[Bree-landers|Bree-men]].  
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The name seems to refer to the long legs of the Rangers, who were of [[Númenóreans|Númenórean]] blood, compared to the shorter-legged [[Bree-landers|Bree-men]].  
  
 
Though Aragorn considered the name scornful, he took it as the name of his royal house: translated into [[Quenya]] as [[Telcontar]].
 
Though Aragorn considered the name scornful, he took it as the name of his royal house: translated into [[Quenya]] as [[Telcontar]].

Latest revision as of 07:31, 10 October 2018

The name Strider refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Strider (disambiguation).
John Howe - Strider

Strider, or Stick-at-naught Strider, was a nickname given to Aragorn by the people of Eriador (as for example at Bree) during his time as a Ranger.

The name seems to refer to the long legs of the Rangers, who were of Númenórean blood, compared to the shorter-legged Bree-men.

Though Aragorn considered the name scornful, he took it as the name of his royal house: translated into Quenya as Telcontar.

Leaving Minas Tirith, Frodo Baggins jokingly named his pony "Strider" in order to honor his former companion.