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'''Eldarion''' was the only recorded son of [[Arwen]] and [[Aragorn II|Aragorn]]. He was born in the [[Fourth Age]], and became King of the [[Reunited Kingdom]] of [[Gondor]] and [[Arnor]] after his father died. He was also recorded to have several sisters.
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}}'''Eldarion''' ([[Quenya|Q]], pron. {{IPA|[elˈdari.on]}}) was the only recorded son of [[Arwen]] and [[Aragorn|Elessar]].  
  
"Eldarion" means "Scion of Elves".
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==History==
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Eldarion's birth was significant in that he represented 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 [[Edain|Three Houses of the Edain]] with the ancient [[House of Finarfin]].
  
The unfinished story ''[[The New Shadow]]'' hints at a renewal of [[Morgoth]]-worship during his reign.
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Eldarion became the second King of the [[Reunited Kingdom]] after the death of his father Elessar in {{FoA|120}}. He was also recorded to have several sisters.<ref>{{App|Tale}}</ref>
  
In [[Peter Jackson's The Return of the King]], Arwen is on her way to the [[Grey Havens]] to leave Middle-earth and Aragorn when she has a vision of Eldarion (although not named in the film), which persuades her to stay. This is a major departure from the events in the novel. Eldarion is played in the film by [[Sadwyn Brophy]].
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A hundred-and-five years after the fall of the [[Barad-dûr|Dark Tower]], he encountered a renewal of [[Morgoth]]-worship during his reign.<ref>{{PM|Shadow}}</ref>
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==Etymology==
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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.<ref>{{L|338}}</ref>
  
 
== Genealogy ==
 
== Genealogy ==
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{{familytree | | | |)|-|-|-|.| | | |!| | | |}}
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{{familytree | | | ROS | | RON |y| CLB | | |ROS=[[Elros]]|RON=[[Elrond]]|CLB=[[Celebrían]] }}
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{{familytree | | | |:| | | | | |!| | | | | |}}
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{{familytree | | | KON | | | | |!| | | | | |KON=<small>''[[Kings of Númenor]]''</small>}}
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{{familytree | | | |:| | | | | |!| | | | | |}}
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{{familytree | | | LOA | | | | |!| | | | | |LOA=<small>''[[Lords of Andúnië]]''</small>}}
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{{familytree | | | |:| | | | | |!| | | | | |}}
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{{familytree | | | ELE | | | | |!| | | | | |ELE=[[Elendil]]}}
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{{familytree | |,|-|^|-|.| | | |!| | | | | |}}
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{{familytree | ISI | | ANA | | |!| | | | | |ISI=[[Isildur]]|ANA=[[Anárion]]}}
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{{familytree | |:| | | |:| | | |!| | | | | |}}
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{{familytree | KOA | | KOG | | |!| | | | | |KOA=<small>''[[Kings of Arnor]]''</small>|KOG=<small>''[[Kings of Gondor]]''</small>}}
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{{familytree | KOA | | OND | | |!| | | | | |OND=[[Ondoher]]|KOA=<small>''[[Kings of Arthedain]]''</small>}}
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{{familytree | |:| | | |!| | | |!| | | | | |}}
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{{familytree | ARV |y| FIR | | |!| | | | | |ARV=[[Arvedui]]|FIR=[[Fíriel]]}}
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{{familytree | | | COD | | | | |!| | | | | |COD=<small>''[[Chieftains of the Dúnedain]]''</small>}}
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==Portrayal in adaptations==
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'''2003: ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King]]'':'''
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: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]].
  
[[Eärendil]] = [[Elwing]]
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  _______|__________________
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{{seq-head
  |                         |
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| race=gondorian
[[Elrond]] = [[Celebrían]]        [[Elros]]
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| house=[[House of Telcontar]]<small><br/>Continuation of the senior branch of the [[House of Isildur]]</small>
        |                   :
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}}
        |             [[Kings of Númenor]]
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{{seq
        |                   :
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| prev=[[Aragorn|Elessar]]
        |             [[Lords of Andúnië]]
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| prow=4
        |                   :
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| list=35th [[Kings of Gondor|King of Gondor]]
        |             [[Kings of Arnor]]
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| dates={{FoA|120}} - ?
        |                   :
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| next=Unknown
        |                [[Aranarth]]
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| nrow=4
        |                   :---------------
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}}
        |                    :              :
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{{seq
        |       [[Chieftains of the Dúnedain]]  :
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| list=12th [[Kings of Arnor|King of Arnor]]
        |                   :              :
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| dates={{FoA|120}} - ?
        |                    :            [[Dírhael]] = [[Ivorwen]]
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}}
        |                   :                    |
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{{seq
        |               [[Arathorn II]]    =     [[Gilraen]]
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| list=4th [[High King of the Dúnedain|High King]] of the [[Reunited Kingdom]]
        |                               |
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| dates={{FoA|120}} - ?
      [[Arwen]]              =          [[Aragorn II]]
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}}
                        |
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{{seq
                      Eldarion
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| list=Head of the [[House of Telcontar]]
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| dates={{FoA|120}} - ?
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}}
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{{seq-end}}
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{{references}}
  
[[Category:Dúnedain]]
 
[[Category:Gondorians]]
 
 
[[Category:Rulers of Gondor]]
 
[[Category:Rulers of Gondor]]
 
[[Category:Rulers of Arnor]]
 
[[Category:Rulers of Arnor]]
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[[Category:Gondorians]]
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[[Category:Fourth Age characters]]
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[[Category:House of Telcontar]]
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[[Category:House of Elrond]]
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[[Category:House of Finarfin]]
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[[Category:House of Olwë]]
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[[Category:Quenya names]]

Revision as of 12:42, 4 November 2012

Eldarion from Peter Jackson's The Return of the King.jpg
Eldarion
Gondorian
Biographical Information
TitlesKing of the Reunited Kingdom
LocationGondor and Arnor
LanguageWestron
BirthUnknown
RuleFo.A. 120 -
DeathUnknown
Family
HouseHouse of Telcontar
ParentageElessar & Arwen
SiblingsUnnamed sisters
SpouseUnknown
Physical Description
GenderMale
Eldarion (Q, pron. [elˈdari.on]) was the only recorded son of Arwen and Elessar.

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History

Eldarion's birth was significant in that he represented 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.

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.[1]

A hundred-and-five years after the fall of the Dark Tower, he encountered a renewal of Morgoth-worship during his reign.[2]

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.[3]

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
 
 
 
 

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.
Eldarion
House of Telcontar
Continuation of the senior branch of the House of Isildur
Preceded by:
Elessar
35th King of Gondor
Fo.A. 120 - ?
Followed by:
Unknown
12th King of Arnor
Fo.A. 120 - ?
4th High King of the Reunited Kingdom
Fo.A. 120 - ?
Head of the House of Telcontar
Fo.A. 120 - ?

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Tale of Aragorn and Arwen"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The New Shadow"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 338, (dated 6 June 1972)