Dirhael was the father of Gilraen, mother of Aragorn.

At first, when Arathorn father of Aragorn, sought the hand of Gilraen in marriage, Dírhael refused, feeling that the heir to the Chieftainship of the Dúnedain would not live long and that his daughter was too young to wed.

On the urging of his wife, Ivorwen, Dírhael finally agreed and Arathorn and Gilraen were wed. Only two years later Aragorn was born, who would later go on to become the King of the Reunited Kingdoms of Gondor and Arnor.

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