|"Arakáno" by Marya Filatova|
|Other names||Arakáno (Q)|
|Birth||Between Y.T. 1362 and 1495 |
|Death||F.A. 1 |
Battle of the Lammoth
|House||House of Fingolfin|
|Parentage||Fingolfin and Anairë|
|Siblings||Fingon, Turgon, and Aredhel|
|Height||Tallest of the brothers|
|Gallery||Images of Argon|
Argon was the fourth and last child and the youngest son of Fingolfin, who was the second son of Finwë, King of the Noldor.
The mother of Argon was Anairë who was of the Noldor as well, and his elder brothers were Fingon and Turgon. Argon and his elder brothers also had only one sister, Aredhel (only daughter of Fingolfin and Anairë) who was elder to Argon.
His Quenya name was Arakáno ("High Commander"), named so partially for his impetuous character. Argon set foot on Middle-earth with his father and siblings, but he was killed during the Battle of the Lammoth. Argon distinguished himself during the fighting by hewing a path through his foes and slaying the captain of the Orcs.
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 of Argon which was used by the Eldar.
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.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "XI. The Shibboleth of Fëanor", "The names of Finwë's descendants", p. 345
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "XI. The Shibboleth of Fëanor", "Notes", p. 362, note 38