Aratan was the second son of Isildur.
Aratan did not take part in the invasion of Mordor or the Siege of Barad-dur. Instead, his father sent he and his brother Ciryon to Minas Ithil with a force in case Sauron should break or escape the siege through Cirith Dúath, and assail the Dúnedain before he was yet defeated. He like his brothers Elendur and Ciryon, were slain at the Gladden Fields.
Other versions of the legendariumEdit
An earlier name for him was 'Eärnur'.
- ↑ The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 12: The Peoples of Middle-earth, VII: "The Heirs of Elendil"
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B: The Tale of Years (Chronology of the Westlands), "The Third Age"
- ↑ Unfinished Tales, Part Three: The Third Age, I: "The Disaster of the Gladden Fields", Notes
- ↑ The Silmarillion, Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age
- ↑ Unfinished Tales, Part Three: The Third Age, I: "The Disaster of the Gladden Fields"
- ↑ The History of Middle-earth, The Peoples of Middle-earth Index