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Arahad I

This article is about seventh Chieftain of the Dúnedain. For the tenth Chieftain, see Arahad II.
Arahad I
Arnorian
Biographical Information
TitlesChieftain of the Dúnedain
LocationRivendell
LanguageSindarin, Westron
BirthT.A. 2365
RuleT.A. 2455 - 2523
DeathT.A. 2523 (aged 158)
Family
HouseHouse of Isildur
ParentageAraglas
ChildrenAragost
Physical Description
GenderMale

Arahad I (T.A. 2365[1] - 2523,[2] died aged 158) was the son of Araglas and seventh Chieftain of the Dúnedain

[edit] History

He following his father, in Chieftainship, when Araglas died in 2455.

His rule coincided with the end of the Watchful Peace, when Sauron returned to Dol Guldur with increased strength.[3] Also during his rule, orcs began to increase and multiply in the Misty Mountains; it was then when they revealed themselves, waylaiding Celebrían and her escort.[4]

Arahad died in 2523, after having ruled for sixty-eight years, and was followed by his son, Aragost.[2]

[edit] Etymology

Arahad's name is Sindarin, but its etymology is uncertain. It contains the usual royal prefix ara- meaning "king", but the had is a little harder to work out. It could be had meaning "hurl, throw", it could be sad (lenited to had) meaning "place, spot", or it could be related to sador meaning "faithful person".

[edit] Genealogy

Aragorn I
2227 - 2327
 
 
 
 
Araglas
2296 - 2455
 
 
 
 
ARAHAD I
2365 - 2523
 
 
 
 
Aragost
2431 - 2588
 
 
 
 
Aravorn
2497 - 2654

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 B, "The Third Age"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Eriador, Arnor, and the Heirs of Isildur"
Arahad I
House of Isildur
Cadet branch of House of Elros
Born: T.A. 2365 Died: T.A. 2523
Preceded by:
Araglas
30th Heir of Isildur
T.A. 2455 - 2523
Followed by:
Aragost
7th Chieftain of the Dúnedain
T.A. 2455 - 2523