Aragorn 

  "I do not choose paths of peril, Éowyn."
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Born: III 2931
Died: IV 120
Place of Birth: Rivendell
Relative Age: 88
Parents: Arathorn and Gilraen
Siblings: none
Spouse: Arwen Undómiel
Children: Eldarion, unnamed daughters


art by Mikel Janin
Click here to read "Aragorn and Éowyn," a 1999 article about their relationship.

Next to Frodo's quest to detroy the One Ring, Aragorn's quest to reclaim his rightful place as King of Gondor is the biggest plot thread in LotR, since it's this goal that compels him to war with Mordor.

To Éowyn, Aragorn is a savior. He arrives in Rohan with Gandalf, Legolas, and Gimli, and leads the Eorlingas to victory at Helm's Deep. It's his first real taste of command, and he does well.

Éowyn develops something of a crush on Aragorn, which she mistakes for love, and it's enough to make her sneak to battle disguised as a man. Had Aragorn returned her love, she never would have fought in the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, the Witch-King of Angmar would likely never have been killed, and Éowyn and Faramir would never have met.




Aragorn as he appears in the film The Two Towers.

After the War of the Ring, when Aragorn at last ascends the throne as King of Gondor, he gives Faramir (formerly the Steward of Gondor), the princedom of nearby Ithilien, where Faramir and Éowyn live out their days.


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