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Faramir (son of Ondoher)

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Faramir
Gondorian
Biographical Information
LocationGondor
LanguageWestron
BirthBefore T.A. 1896[note 1]
DeathT.A. 1944
Disaster of the Morannon
Family
HouseHouse of Anárion
ParentageOndoher
SiblingsArtamir and Fíriel
ChildrenNone
Physical Description
GenderMale

Faramir was the younger son of King Ondoher of Gondor.[1]

[edit] History

When his father and elder brother Artamir rode to war with the Wainriders, Faramir was supposed to stay in Minas Anor as regent, according to the custom, as the second in line to the throne.

Not content with that role, Faramir rode out in disguise amongst the Éothéod. However he was caught with a party of them as they retreated to­wards the Dead Marshes. The Leader of the Éothéod came to their rescue, but Faramir died in his arms. After he searched his body he found out that the dead soldier was the Prince of Gondor.

The Leader went to join Minohtar at the head of the North Road in Ithilien. Minohtar was preparing a message to be taken to the prince when he learned the news that the prince had been killed in battle.[2]

[edit] Genealogy

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Telumehtar Umbardacil
1632 - 1850
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Narmacil II
1684 - 1856
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Arciryas
unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Calimehtar
1736 - 1936
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Calimmacil
unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ondoher
1787 - 1944
 
 
 
 
 
Kings of
Arnor
 
daughter
unknown
 
Siriondil
unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Artamir
d. 1944
 
FARAMIR
d. 1944
 
Fíriel
b. 1896
 
Arvedui
1864 - 1975
 
Minohtar
d. 1944
 
Eärnil II
1883 - 2043
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aranarth
1938 - 2106
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eärnur
1928 - 2050
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chieftains of
the Dúnedain
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aragorn
2931 - Fo.A. 120
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Notes

  1. T.A. 1896 is listed as the year of birth for Fíriel, Artamir's youngest sibling, in J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil", p. 201

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan"