|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.
S.A. 3119 - 3441†
S.A. 3209 - T.A. 2†
S.A. 3219 - 3440†
S.A. 3299 - T.A. 2†
S.A. 3339 - T.A. 2†
S.A. 3379 - T.A. 2†
S.A. 3430 - T.A. 249
T.A. 87 - 339
T.A. 185 - 435
 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"