Ciryon and Aratan, Isildur's middle sons, slain by Orcs in the Disaster of the Gladden Fields
Event Type: Genealogical
Age: 3rd Age - The Kings
Date: October 4, 0002
An event in the Disaster of the Gladden Fields; see that entry for an overview:
Men were falling; for some of the greater Orcs leaped up, two at a time, and dead or alive with their weight bore down a Dúnedain, so that other strong claws could drag him out and slay him.... Ciryon was slain in this way and Aratan mortally wounded in an attempt to rescue him.
Unfinished Tales, Part 3, Ch 1, The Disaster of the Gladden Fields
Elena Tiriel 7Nov07