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Christopher Dane as Arathorn II in Born of Hope

Arathorn II

Biographical information

Other names
Date of birth
Year ascended to the throne
Date of death
Realms ruled
Shards of Narsil, Chieftain's sword

Physical description

Hair color
Dark (film)
Eye color

Arathorn II was the fifteenth Chieftain of the Dúnedain and father of the future Heir of Isildur, Aragorn II Elessar.


Arathorn II

Arathorn prepared to fight in the fanfilm Born of Hope (2009).


Christopher Dane portraying Arathorn in the fanfilm Born of Hope (2009).

Like his forefathers, he was raised by Elrond in Rivendell while his father Arador dwelt in the wild. Arathorn asked for the hand of Gilraen at a very young age. Though her father Dírhael initially opposed the marriage, his wife prevailed upon him to agree to the match, as she foresaw that an early death awaited Arathorn.

Arathorn became the Chieftain of the Dúnedain in TA 2930, when his father was captured by Hill-trolls. He ruled for only three years until TA 2933,[1] when he was slain by an arrow that pierced his eye (in the fan work, he was stabbed by many arrows although the fatal one went to his eye) while hunting orcs. He was followed by his infant son Aragorn, also known as Elessar Telcontar.

Arathorn & Gilraen

Arathorn and his wife Gilraen talking in Born of Hope (2009)

Fan WorksEdit

In the fan work (released in December 2009) Born of Hope, Arathorn II is played by actor Christopher Dane. The fan film has been released, and substantial plot is available. We do know that Gilraen will appear as will a toddler Aragorn II. The film's site can be found here.

Preceded by
Arathorn II Succeeded by

Chieftains of the Dúnedain

Aranarth | Arahael | Aranuir | Aravir | Aragorn I | Araglas | Arahad I | Aragost | Aravorn | Arahad II | Arassuil | Arathorn I | Argonui | Arador | Arathorn II | Aragorn II (Elessar)


  1. 1.0 1.1 The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 12: The Peoples of Middle-earth, VII: "The Heirs of Elendil"
  2. The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A: Annals of the Kings and Rulers, I: The Númenórean Kings, (iii): "Eriador, Arnor, and the Heirs of Isildur"

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