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'''Argon''' was the fourth child of [[Fingolfin]], High King of the [[Noldor|Ñoldor]] in [[Beleriand]].
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'''Argon''' was the fourth child of [[Fingolfin]], first [[High King of the Noldor]] in [[Beleriand]].
  
==History==
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== History ==
His mother was [[Anairë]], and his brothers were [[Fingon]], and [[Turgon]]. He had an older sister, [[Aredhel]].
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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 character. Argon set foot on [[Middle-earth]] with his father and brothers, but he was killed during the [[Battle of the Lammoth]].
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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]].<ref name="Shib">{{PM|Shibboleth}}, ''The names of Finwë's descendants''</ref>  Argon distinguished himself during the fighting by hewing a path through his foes and slaying the captain of the [[Orcs]].<ref name="Note">{{PM|Shibboleth}}, Note 38</ref>
  
==Etymology==
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== 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]].
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''Argon'' is the [[Sindarin]] form 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]].<ref name="Shib"/>
  
== Other versions of the legendarium ==
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== Genealogy ==
Argon does not appear in the published ''[[The Silmarillion|Silmarillion]]'' at all, as he only came to light in very late writings by [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]].
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== Other versions of the Legendarium ==
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Argon does not appear in the published ''[[The Silmarillion|Silmarillion]]'' at all, as he only came to light in very late writings by [[J.R.R. Tolkien|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]].<ref name="Note"/>
  
 
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[[Category:Noldor]]
 
[[Category:House of Fingolfin]]
 
[[Category:House of Fingolfin]]
 
[[Category:Sindarin names]]
 
[[Category:Sindarin names]]
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[[Category:First Age characters]]
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Latest revision as of 07:56, 6 October 2015

Argon
Noldo
Marya Filatova - Araman.jpg
"Araman" by Marya Filatova
Biographical Information
Other namesArakáno (Q)
LanguageQuenya
Birthbetween Y.T. 1362 and F.A. 1
DeathF.A. 1
Battle of the Lammoth
Family
HouseHouse of Fingolfin
ParentageFingolfin and Anairë
SiblingsFingon, Turgon, and Aredhel
Physical Description
GenderMale
HeightTallest of the brothers
GalleryImages of Argon

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

[edit] 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]

[edit] Etymology

Argon is the Sindarin form 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]

[edit] Genealogy

Míriel
d. Y.T. 1170
 
Finwë
d. Y.T. 1495
 
Indis
b. Y.T.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fëanor
Y.T. 1169 - 1497
 
Findis
b. Y.T.
 
Fingolfin
Y.T. 1190 - F.A. 456
 
Anairë
b. Y.T.
 
Írimë
b. Y.T.
 
Finarfin
b. Y.T. 1230
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fingon
d. F.A. 472
 
Turgon
Y.T. 1300 - F.A. 510
 
Elenwë
d. Y.T. 1500
 
Aredhel
Y.T. 1362 - F.A. 400
 
Eöl
d. F.A. 400
 
ARGON
d. F.A. 1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tuor
b. F.A. 472
 
Idril
b. Y.T.
 
 
 
 
 
Maeglin
F.A. 320 - 510
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eärendil
b. F.A. 503
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

[edit] 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