|Language||Adûnaic, Quenya, Sindarin|
|Birth||Before S.A. 630 |
Elatan (Q, pron. [ˈɛlatan]) was a nobleman who lived in the city of Andúnië during the early centuries of Númenor. He wedded Silmariën, the daughter and eldest child of Tar-Elendil, the fourth King of Númenor. Because of the law of agnatic primogeniture, Silmariën could not take the Sceptre. However, when Elatan and Silmariën had their first child, Valandil, Tar-Elendil created the title Lord of Andúnië to celebrate his first grandson. Valandil became the first Lord of Andúnië and Elatan's descendants would be titled noblemen.
Elatan's descendants would figure prominently in the history of Middle-earth. After the Downfall of Númenor, Elendil, the son of the last Lord of Andúnië, would found the Kingdoms of Arnor and Gondor. Over thousands of years, Elatan would become the ancestor of Aragorn, the hero of the War of the Ring.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
Elatan is a Quenya name. Its meaning is not glossed, but Paul Strack suggests it means "Star Man" and is a compound of el ("star") and Atan ("Man").
Genealogy[edit | edit source]
192 - 603
350 - 751
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Aldarion and Erendis: The Mariner's Wife"
- ↑ Paul Strack, "Q. Elatan m.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 26 January 2022)