|Birth||S.A. 3339 |
|Death||T.A. 2 (aged 104)|
Disaster of the Gladden Fields
|House||House of Isildur|
|Siblings||Elendur, Ciryon and Valandil|
In the War of the Last Alliance of Elves and Men, Aratan and his brother Ciryon did not participate in the Siege of Barad-dûr. Isildur had sent these two brothers to man Minas Ithil so as to guard Cirith Dúath and prevent a possible breakout of Sauron should he escape the siege.
In the Disaster of the Gladden Fields, Ciryon was the first brother to fall; Aratan was mortally wounded while trying to save him. After Aratan was wounded, Elendur advised his father to put on the One Ring and escape.
 Other Versions of the Legendarium
In early manuscripts Aratan was named "Eärnur".
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Disaster of the Gladden Fields", note 11
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Disaster of the Gladden Fields"