>From: Walter Padgett <wpadgett@...>
>Aragorn, and many of his for-fathers, were raised in the house of
>Elrond, the great fortress (kingdom, perhaps in first age terms) of
First, I presume you mean "forefathers" rather than "for-fathers" (which isn't a word). Second, one would hardly call Rivendell a "great fortress". Third, most (if not all) of Aragorn's ancestors were *not* raised in Rivendell; it is one of the things that makes him special.
>Beren, Tuor, Earendil....
>And Aragorn is, perhaps, the greatest among them all.
You have got to be kidding. Beren went up against Morgoth himself, lost his hand and gained a Silmaril, and came back from death in one of the greatest love stories of all time. Earendil became the only mortal to ever set foot in Valinor, persuaded the Valar themselves to intervene in Middle-earth, and ended up as a star in the heavens.
Aragorn led a successful diversionary battle in the War of the Ring, and restored the monarchy in Gondor. Impressive achievements, yes, but hardly the greatest.
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