The One Wiki to Rule Them All
The One Wiki to Rule Them All

Imrahil, also known as Prince Imrahil, was the twenty-second Prince of Dol Amroth. He had two older sisters, Ivriniel and Finduilas. His daughter Lothíriel wedded Éomer, King of Rohan, in the last year of the Third Age.


Born in TA 2955, Imrahil was the only son of Adrahil, twenty-first Prince of Dol Amroth. He succeeded to the fief at the death of his father in TA 3010. Married to an unknown wife, he had three sons, Elphir, Erchirion and Amrothos and a daughter, Lothíriel. It was said of him that:

'Here indeed was one who had elven-blood in his veins' and 'If Gondor has such men still in these days of fading, great must have been its glory in the days of its rising'.[1]

During the War of the Ring, on March 9, TA 3019, Prince Imrahil led a company of Swan Knights and 700 men at arms to Minas Tirith to help defend the city. Prince Imrahil led the sortie that rode to the aid of Faramir and the rear-guard who were retreating from Osgiliath when the forces of Sauron overran the Pelennor Fields on March 13. Gandalf rode with them, and the Winged Nazgûl fled before him. The Knights of Dol Amroth rescued Faramir from the Southrons but he was poisoned, and Imrahil carried his nephew back to Minas Tirith on his horse. Gandalf then took command of the besieged city, and Prince Imrahil assisted him because Denethor in his madness retreated to the White Tower with his dying son, paying no further attention to the city's defence.

During the Siege of Gondor, Imrahil and Gandalf made circuits of the Othram, bolstering the defenders before taking command of the defence of the Great Gate. On March 15th, with the arrival of Rohan, the defenders proceeded to sortie from the city to link up with them, with Imrahil leading the attack in the Battle of the Pelennor Fields.

While paying his respect to the procession bearing the body of King Théoden of Rohan, Imrahil noticed that the Rohirrim also bore the body of Éowyn. He perceived that she was still alive and he sent her to the Houses of Healing.

Éomer and his Riders were outnumbered, but Imrahil then rode into battle and came to their aid. Shortly after, Aragorn arrived in the black ships of the Corsairs and the tide of the battle was turned. After the Pelennor Fields had been cleared, Aragorn, Éomer and Imrahil rode to the Gate of Minas Tirith.

Imrahil recognized that Aragorn was the rightful King of Gondor, but he agreed that it was wise for Aragorn to wait to enter the city because Imrahil knew his brother-in-law Denethor was strong-willed and proud. When Imrahil learned that Denethor was dead and Faramir was dying, he suggested that Aragorn be summoned, remembering that the kings of old were great healers. Aragorn came at Gandalf's request to heal the wounded Faramir, Éowyn, and Merry, but he declared that Prince Imrahil should rule the city until Faramir awoke.

During the debate of the Captains of the West, Gandalf proposed that they march to the Black Gate to distract Sauron's attention from Frodo the Ring-bearer. Imrahil said that he would follow his liege Aragorn, but since Minas Tirith was under his command the Prince advised that some should remain to defend the City. In the end it was decided that an army of 7,000 would ride forth. Imrahil laughed and said:

"Surely this is the greatest jest in all the history of Gondor: that we should ride with seven thousands, scarce as many as the vanguard of its army in the days of its power, to assail the mountains and the impenetrable gate of the Black Land! So might a child threaten a mail-clad knight with a bow of string and green willow!" (The Return of the King: "The Last Debate")

The Army of the West left Minas Tirith on March 18. Bypassing Minas Morgul and marching north, the heralds announced the coming of King Elessar at Imrahil's suggestion. When Sauron's forces emerged from the Black Gate on March 25, Imrahil stood on the front line with his men. They fought the Battle of the Black Gate until the One Ring was destroyed.

Prince Imrahil was present at the celebrations of the Field of Cormallen, and the coronation of Aragorn as King Elessar, and rode with the funeral procession of King Théoden to Rohan, remaining in Edoras after the King's burial on August 10. Imrahil and Éomer became great friends, and in TA 3021 Éomer wed Imrahil's daughter Lothíriel.[2]

After the War of the Ring, Prince Imrahil and his nephew Prince Faramir were King Elessar's chief commanders. Imrahil was also part of the Council of Gondor, and remained an adviser of the King.

Prince Imrahil died in the year 34 of the Fourth Age, and was succeed by his eldest son Elphir, who continued the line of Princes.[3]

House of Dol Amroth

Adrahil II
Denethor II

Portrayal in adaptations


Video games

  • In The Lord of the Rings Online Imrahil is featured prominently in the main storyline and is first met within the gates of Minas Tirith. He is close to Mithrandir and has his trust, so the Wizard often leaves him and the player to take care of certain problems while he is too preoccupied elsewhere.



Foreign Language Translated name
Amharic ዒምራሂል
Arabic إمراهيل
Armenian Իմրահիլ
Belarusian Cyrillic Імраhіл
Bengali ইমরাহীল
Bulgarian Cyrillic Имрахил
Chinese (Hong Kong) 印第拉爾
Georgian იმრაჰილი
Greek Ίμραχιλ
Gujarati ઇમરાહિલ
Hebrew אימראהיל
Hindi इमरहिल
Kannada ಇಮ್ರಾಹಿಲ್
Kazakh Имрахил (Cyrillic) Ïmraxïl (Latin)
Korean 임라힐
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Имрахил
Macedonian Cyrillic Имрахил
Marathi इमराहिल
Mongolian Cyrillic Имрахил
Pashto یمراهیل
Persian عمراهیل
Russian Имрахиль
Sanskrit ईम्रहिल्
Serbian Имрахил (Cyrillic) Imrahil (Latin)
Sinhalese ඉම්රාහිල්
Tajik Cyrillic Имраҳил
Tamil இம்ரஹில்
Telugu ఈమ్రహిల
Thai ิมระฮิล ?
Ukrainian Cyrillic Імрагіль
Urdu امرہال
Uzbek Имраҳил (Cyrillic) Imrahil (Latin)
Yiddish ימראַהיל
Prince of Dol Amroth
Preceded by
Adrahil II
Imrahil Succeeded by
TA 3010 - FO 34
Lords of Gondor
Imrahil | Duinhir | Hirluin | Forlong | Angbor | Golasgil