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Elostirion

Elostirion
Tower
Ted Nasmith - The White Towers.jpg
"The White Towers" by Ted Nasmith
General Information
Pronunciationeh-los-teer-ee-on
LocationOn the Tower Hills, west of the Far Downs
TypeTower
DescriptionA hilly region where the White Towers were built
InhabitantsElves, Men, then Hobbits

Elostirion was the tallest and westernmost of the three White Towers that stood on the Tower Hills[1] and that had been built by Gil-galad for Elendil. It held one of the palantír of Arnor which did not communicate with the rest but looked only westward across the Sundering Seas to Tol Eressëa. It was the last stone of Arnor until it was removed at the very end of the Third Age.[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, "Prologue", "Concerning Hobbits"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Palantíri"