Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Happy Birthday Aragorn!

Happy birthday to everyone's favorite ranger/returned king, Aragorn Elessar!

Some of Aragorn's shining moments:

“Then Frodo came forward and took the crown from Faramir and bore it to Gandalf; and Aragorn knelt, and Gandalf set the White Crown upon his head and said:
Now come the days of the King, and may they be blessed while the thrones of the Valar endure!”

“The Sword of Elendil was forged anew by Elvish smiths, and on its blade was traced a device of seven stars set between the crescent Moon and rayed Sun, and about them was written many runes; for Aragorn son of Arathorn was going to war upon the marches of Mordor. Very bright was that sword when it was made whole again; the light of the sun shone redly in it, and the light of the moon shone cold, its edge was hard and keen. And Aragorn gave it a new name and called it Andúril, Flame of the West.”

“Aragorn threw back his cloak. The elven-sheath glittered as he grasped it, and the bright blade of Andúril shone like a sudden flame as he swept it out. 'Elendil!' he cried. 'I am Aragorn, son of Arathorn, and am called Elessar, the Elfstone, Dúnadan, the heir of Isildur Elendil's son of Gondor. Here is the Sword that was Broken and is forged again! Will you aid me or thwart me? Choose swiftly!”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers

"'In that hour I looked on Aragorn and thought how great and terrible a Lord he might have become in the strength of his will, had he taken the Ring to himself. Not for naught does Mordor fear him. But nobler is his spirit than the understanding of Sauron; for is he not of the line of Lúthien? Never shall that line fail, though the years may lengthen beyond count.'"

You should read this wonderful article on Council of Elrond about Aragorn.

While you're at it, see this CGP Grey videos that do a great job explaining some miscellaneous information about LOTR.


  1. Great quotes! Just remind me how much I love Tolkien's writing. I was already planning on a re-read of LOTR this year and this just makes me crave one more. :)

    1. Ooh, fun! Another read of Tolkien is always worth the time :)

  2. Yay! Happy Birthday Aragorn! :D
    Such great quotes... I was actually reading ROTK today! *sigh* it's such a great piece of art :D

  3. Wonderful quotes! Happy Birthday, Strider!

  4. "For Frodo!"
    *goes through the rest of the day staring sadly at the floor*

    1. Aw, cheer up! They survive in the end :)