Thirty-ninth heir of Isildur; Ranger of Middle-Earth; King of the reunited realms of Arnor and Gondor. As a child, he was brought into the home of Elrond as the son of Arathorn but both his identity and lineage were kept secret, and he was known as Estel; Hope. Most like Isildur amongst all his heirs he was, and it was at Rivendell that he first saw his future wife, Arwen Undómiel, daughter of Elrond. This weekend, the Hall of Fire discusses one of the greatest men in the history of Middle-Earth, a leader who shaped the future of men and the first king under the Reign of Men in Middle-Earth.

Aragorn son of Arathorn, Estel, Elessar, Strider

Despite only having a section of the Lord of the Ring’s Appendices and a couple of pages in the Silmarillion dedicated to him, the story of Aragorn son of Arathorn could take up pages and pages in detail. An ambiguous and mysterious character throughout most of the books, only in the Return of the King did we see begin to see the true Aragorn, casting his Strider guise off like a coat.

But the War of the Ring is just a chapter in the book of Elessar Elfstone, his past and future a tale in itself. An heir of Isildur, the son of a slain father, the bearer of the forged sword of Narsil and the love of Arwen Undómiel. A man who walked the lands of Middle-Earth for years under the guise of Strider the Ranger, and a man who would become the first King of Middle-Earth.

This weekend, we expect a great discussion on the back of last week’s higest ever-attended Hall of Fire. Tolkien scholar or day-old fan, we want you to join us at one of our three discussions and find out just what it is that’s so great about the Hall of Fire!

Recommended Reading:
Aragorn Character Page >
The Lord of the Rings >
The Silmarillion >

Upcoming Discussions:
Oct 6 & 7: FotR Movie Discussion – Orc Breeding
Oct 13 & 14: FotR Chapter Discussion – The Bridge of Khazad-dûm
Oct 20 & 21: FotR Movie Discussion – The Cast
Oct 27 & 28: FotR Chapter Discussion – Lothlórien

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