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Eldarion

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Eldarion
Gondorian
Biographical Information
Other namesScion of the Eldar
PositionHeir to the throne and later King of the Reunited Kingdom
BirthEarly Fouth Age
RuleFo.A. 120-?
Family
ParentageElessar + Arwen
Physical Description
GenderMale

Eldarion (Q, pron. [elˈdari.on]) was the only recorded son of Arwen and Elessar.

Contents

History

Eldarion's birth was significant in that he represented the union of the lines of Eärendil's sons Elros (through Aragorn) and Elrond (through Arwen) separated for millennia.

Eldarion became the second King of the Reunited Kingdom after the death of his father Elessar in Fourth Age 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.

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
Born: March 1, T.A. 2931 Died: Fo.A. 120
Preceded by:
Arathorn II
Chieftain of the Dúnedain
T.A. 2933 – T.A. 3019
None
Position abolished
Preceded by:
Gandalf
Leader of the Fellowship of the Ring
January 15 - August 22, T.A. 3019
None
Position abolished
Vacant
Last held by:
Eärnur, 969 years earlier
King of Gondor
T.A. 3019 – Fo.A. 120
Followed by:
Eldarion
Preceded by:
Elessar
King of Arnor
Fo.A. 120 - ?
Preceded by:
Elessar
High King of the Reunited Kingdom
Fo.A. 120 - ?
Preceded by:
Elessar
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"