Son of Arador, Father of Aragorn II.
When Arathorn sought to marry Gilraen, her father, Dírhael was initially opposed to the marriage because Gilraen was young and Arathorn of full age, and Dírhael forboded that Arathorn would die young. His wife Ivorwen, however answered: "The more need of haste! The days are darkening before the storm, and great things are to come. If these two wed now, hope may be born for our people; but if they delay, it will not come while this age lasts."
The forsight of both proved true; Arathorn was slain by an orc-arrow while riding against the orcs with the sons of Elrond, only four years after his marriage to Gilraen, and two years after the birth of their son, Aragorn, who was to become King of the reunited realms of Gondor and Arnor.
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