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Argon
Noldo
Biographical Information
Other namesArakáno (Q)
LanguageQuenya
BirthDuring Years of the Trees
DeathIn Lammoth, during the Battle of the Lammoth
Family
HouseHouse of Fingolfin
ParentageFingolfin & Anairë
SiblingsFingon, Turgon, and Aredhel
SpouseNone
ChildrenNone
Physical Description
GenderMale
HeightTallest of the brothers

Argon was the fourth child of Fingolfin, High King of the Ñoldor in Beleriand.

History

His mother was Anairë, and his brothers were Fingon and Turgon. He had an older sister, Aredhel.

His Quenya name was Arakáno ("High Commander"), named so partially for his impetuous character. Argon set foot on Middle-earth with his father and brothers, but he was killed during the Battle of the Lammoth.[1] Argon distinguished himself during the fighting by hewing a path through his foes and slaying the captain of the Orcs.[2]

Etymology

Argon is the Sindarin name of Arakáno although he never used it. It was devised posthumously for him in the records. It is recorded that this later became a popular name under the Eldar.[1]

Genealogy

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fingolfin
 
 
 
Anairë
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fingon
 
Elenwë
 
Turgon
 
Aredhel
 
Eöl
 
ARGON
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tuor
 
Idril
 
 
 
 
 
Maeglin
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eärendil
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Other versions of the legendarium

Argon does not appear in the published Silmarillion at all, as he only came to light in very late writings by Tolkien. His character was developed as Tolkien devised the genealogies. At first he fell in the fighting at Alqualondë and then he perished while crossing the Helkaraxë before his death was set in the Battle of the Lammoth.[2]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Shibboleth of Fëanor", The names of Finwë's descendants
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Shibboleth of Fëanor", Note 38