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Strider (Aragorn)

The name Strider refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Strider (disambiguation).
Strider by John Howe.

Strider, or Stick-at-naught Strider, was a nickname given to Aragorn by the people of northern Middle-earth (as for example at Bree) during his time as a Ranger. The name seems to refer to the long legs of the Rangers, who were of NĂºmenorean blood, compared to the shorter-legged Bree-men. Though Aragorn considered the name scornful, he took it as the name of his royal house: translated into Quenya, it became Telcontar.