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Arahad I

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

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 followed 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, waylaying 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 is a Sindarin name. Its meaning is not glossed. Paul Strack suggests it is a compound of the prefix ar(a)- ("noble", "royal", "high") and the lenited form had of sad ("place", "spot").[5]

[edit] Genealogy

Aragorn I
2227 - 2327
2296 - 2455
2365 - 2523
2431 - 2588
2497 - 2654


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "VII. 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"
  5. Paul Strack, "S. Arahad m.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 5 February 2022)
Arahad I
House of Isildur
Cadet branch of House of Elros
Born: T.A. 2365 Died: T.A. 2523
Preceded by:
30th Heir of Isildur
T.A. 2455 - 2523
Followed by:
7th Chieftain of the Dúnedain
T.A. 2455 - 2523