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Eldarion

Eldarion
Gondorian
Sara M. Morello - Eldarion of Gondor.jpg
"Eldarion of Gondor" by Sara M. Morello
Biographical Information
TitlesGreat King, High King, King of the Reunited Kingdom, King of Elves and Men
LocationGondor and Arnor
LanguageWestron
BirthEarly Fourth Age
RuleFo.A. 120 - c. Fo.A. 220[note 1][1]
Deathc. Fo.A. 220[1]
Family
HouseHouse of Telcontar
ParentageElessar & Arwen
SiblingsAt least 2 sisters[2]
Physical Description
GenderMale
GalleryImages of Eldarion
Eldarion (Q, pron. [elˈdari.on]) was the son of Arwen and Elessar. His birth marked the reunion of the lines of Eärendil's sons Elros (through Aragorn) and Elrond (through Arwen) separated for millennia. Also, he represented (through Galadriel) the union of the Three Houses of the Edain with the ancient House of Finarfin.

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[edit] History

Eldarion became the second King of the Reunited Kingdom after the death of his father Elessar in Fo.A. 120. He was also recorded to have several sisters.[3]

One hundred years into his reign, he encountered a renewal of Morgoth-worship known as the "Dark Tree".[4]

In a 1972 letter concerning The New Shadow, Tolkien mentioned that Eldarion's reign would have lasted for about 100 years after the death of Aragorn.[1]

[edit] Etymology

His name in Quenya means "Scion of the Eldar". In Letter 338, J.R.R. Tolkien spelled this name Eldaron, this is probably a typographic error.[1]

[edit] Genealogy

Eärendil
 
Elwing
 
Galadriel
 
Celeborn
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Elros
 
Elrond
 
Celebrían
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kings of Númenor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lords of Andúnië
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Elendil
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Isildur
 
Anárion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kings of Arnor
 
Kings of Gondor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kings of Arthedain
 
Ondoher
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Arvedui
 
Fíriel
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chieftains of the Dúnedain
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Arathorn II
 
Gilraen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aragorn II
 
Arwen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ELDARION
 
several sisters
 
 
 
 

[edit] Portrayal in adaptations

2003: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King:

While Arwen is on her way to the Grey Havens to leave Middle-earth and Aragorn, she has a vision of her future son (not named until the credits), which persuades her to stay. The boy is played by Sadwyn Brophy, son of Jed Brophy.

[edit] Notes

  1. In a 1972 letter concerning The New Shadow, Tolkien states, "I have written nothing beyond the first few years of the Fourth Age. (Except the beginning of a tale supposed to refer to the end of the reign of Eldarion about 100 years after the death of Aragorn. ...)"

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 338, (dated 6 June 1972)
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Tale of Aragorn and Arwen"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Tale of Aragorn and Arwen"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The New Shadow"
Eldarion
House of Telcontar
Continuation of the senior branch of the House of Isildur
Preceded by:
Elessar
35th King of Gondor
Fo.A. 120 - c. Fo.A. 220
Followed by:
Unknown
12th King of Arnor
Fo.A. 120 - c. Fo.A. 220
2nd High King of the Reunited Kingdom
Fo.A. 120 - c. Fo.A. 220
Head of the House of Telcontar
Fo.A. 120 - c. Fo.A. 220