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Barahir (grandson of Faramir)

The name Barahir refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Barahir (disambiguation).
Biographical Information
Notable forWrote The Tale of Aragorn and Arwen
HouseDescendant of the House of Húrin
ParentageGrandson of Faramir and Éowyn[1] (possibly Elboron)
Physical Description

Barahir was the grandson of Faramir and Éowyn.[note 1]


[edit] History

Barahir wrote The Tale of Aragorn and Arwen at some point during the second century of the Fourth Age, after the death of King Aragorn II Elessar.[1] His work survived in abbreviated form in the Thain's Book.[1]

[edit] Etymology

Barahir is a Sindarin word and consists of bara ("fiery; eager") + hîr ("master, lord").[2]


  1. The only child of the couple recorded is Elboron and it is not known if they had other children; it is not clear if Barahir was the son of Elboron, or of an unrecorded sibling of his.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, "Prologue", "Note on the Shire Records"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, Part Three: "The Etymologies", pp. 351, 364