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Gilraen of the Dúnedain dies

Event Type: Genealogical

Age: 3rd Age - The Stewards

Year: 3007

Description:

Gilraen, daughter of Dírhael and Ivorwen, wife of Arathorn II, and mother of Aragorn II, dies in Eriador:
3007
... Death of Gilraen.

The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, The Tale of Years: The Third Age

After a few years Gilraen took leave of Elrond and returned to her own people in Eriador, and lived alone; and she seldom saw her son again, for he spent many years in far countries. But on a time, when Aragorn had returned to the North, he came to her, and she said to him before he went:

"This is our last parting, Estel, my son. I am aged by care, even as one of lesser Men; and now that it draws near I cannot face the darkness of our time that gathers upon Middle-earth. I shall leave it soon."

Aragorn tried to comfort her, saying: "Yet there may be a light beyond the darkness; and if so, I would have you see it and be glad."

But she answered only with this linnod:
Ónen i-Estel Edain, ú-chebin estel anim 1
and Aragorn went away heavy of heart. Gilraen died before the next spring.

The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: The Tale of Aragorn and Arwen


Notes
1'I gave Hope to the Dúnedain, I have kept no hope for myself.'

The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: The Tale of Aragorn and Arwen

Contributors:
Lyllyn 15Jun03
Elena Tiriel 22Jun06

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