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Elendur (King of Arnor)

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This article is about the King of Arnor. For the son of Isildur, see Elendur (son of Isildur).
Elendur
Arnorian
Biographical Information
PositionKing of Arnor
BirthT.A. 552
RuleT.A. 652 - 777
Death225 years, T.A. 777
Family
ParentageValandur
ChildrenEärendur
Physical Description
GenderMale

Elendur (T.A. 552[1] - T.A. 777,[2] died aged 225) was the ninth King of Arnor.

History

Elendur's rule was uneventful. He ruled Arnor for 125 years, and was succeeded by his son, Eärendur - the last king of Arnor, upon his death in 777.[2]

Etymology

Elendur's name is Quenya for "Servant of the Elves" from elen meaning "elves", and the suffix -dur meaning "servant of, devoted to". It is likely that he was named in memory of Isildur's son who was killed in the Battle of the Gladden Fields, Elendur.

Genealogy

 
 
 
 
Isildur
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Valandur
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ELENDUR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eärendur
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Amlaith
 
Kings of Cardolan
 
Kings of Rhudaur

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil", p. 193
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Realms in Exile", "The Northern Line: Heirs of Isildur"
Preceded by:
Valandur
9th King of Arnor
T.A. 652 - 777
Followed by:
Eärendur