Born in TA 2907, Gilraen wedded Arathorn II, in 2929 and gave birth to Aragorn in TA 2931.

When her husband was killed, she brought their young son to Rivendell to be raised with the name 'Estel' meaning 'hope'.

After some time, she decided to leave Rivendell and go back to live with her people in Eriador. There she lived alone, and seldom saw Aragorn. He did visit her there once, before she died. Aragorn tried to comfort her, but all she said was: "I gave Hope to the DĂșnedain, I have kept no hope for myself." She died the next year, TA 3007.
Encyclopedia entry originally written by Hathaldir