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40 Little-Known Facts About Aragorn from Lord of the Rings

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He Was Two Years Old When His Father Died

Aragorn in Rivendell

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Aragorn was essentially a foster child. His father died when he was only two years old, so he spent the vast majority of his childhood being raised by Elrond. That explains why he’s so familiar with the elven lord when the series begins.

Elrond is essentially Aragorn’s surrogate father, but it doesn’t seem like their relationship is particularly great. Of course, some of that strain may have materialized after Aragorn began his relationship with Arwen. Whatever the case might be, plenty of heroic figures have issues with their father. As strained as Aragon’s relationship with Elrond might be, Elrond was still willing to help when Aragorn needed it most.

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