This article is about the man of the Fourth Age. For the other namesakes, see Barahir (disambiguation).
Barahir was the grandson of Faramir and Éowyn and may have been the son of Elboron.

Biography Edit

Barahir lived sometime during the second century of the Fourth Age possibly during the threat of the New Shadow in Gondor. He was also the author of The Tale of Aragorn and Arwen which can be found in Appendix A of The Lord of the Rings.[1]

Except for his grandparents Faramir and Éowyn, the details of Barahir's descent are uncertain. In The Heirs of Elendil (the ultimate basis for much of Appendix A), there is a single mention of a son of Faramir - apparently his only child - named Elboron. It isn't completely clear whether Tolkien meant this character to stand, but it seems reasonable to speculate that this Elboron was Barahir's father. This would in turn presumably see Barahir inheriting the titles of Steward of Gondor and Prince of Ithilien, though it should be emphasised that none of this is explicitly stated by Tolkien. (The Heirs of Elendilappears in The Peoples of Middle-earth, volume 12 of The History of Middle-earth).

Trivia Edit

  • Barahir is named after a ornate ring that symbolises friendship, Barahir's Ring

References Edit

  1. The Lord of the Rings, Prologue, V: "Note on the Shire Records"