40 Little-Known Facts About Aragorn from Lord of the Rings
Arwen and Aragorn are Related
Arwen and Aragorn are not closely related, but they are distant cousins. Elrond comes from a mixed lineage, which means he and his siblings could choose whether they wanted to mortal or immortal. Elrond chose immortality, but his brother chose to be a mortal.
Many generations later, Aragorn was born. That means that Arwen and Aragorn are distant cousins, but that never had an impact on their relationship. Their love for one another was too strong. It also means that Arwen wasn’t the first relative of Elrond’s to choose a mortal life. She follows in the footsteps of her uncle, choosing to live with Aragorn.