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Aravorn

The ninth Chieftain of the Dúnedain

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Chieftains of the Dúnedain

The ninth Chieftain to rule the Dúnedain since the loss of Arthedain. He led the Rangers for sixty-six years, and was succeeded by his son, who became Chieftain Arahad II. Aravorn was a direct ancestor of Aragorn Elessar, through seven generations.


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1

As with all the Chieftains of the Dúnedain, Aravorn's date of birth appears only in The Peoples of Middle-earth (Chapter VII The Heirs of Elendil). It cannot therefore be considered completely reliable.

2

The translation 'Black Lord' relies on breaking down the name as ara-vorn. It could also be interpreted as ar-avorn, which would mean something like 'steadfast lord', though this derivation is somewhat less certain.

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