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Elendil

Biographical information

Other names
The Tall, The Fair, Nimruzîr, Voronda
Date of birth
Year ascended to the throne
Date of death
Realms ruled
Spouse
Unnamed wife
Weapon

Physical description

Race
Gender
Male
Height
Very tall
Hair color
Brown
Eye color
Voice
Character

Elendil (also known as Elendil the Tall (his height was recorded at a lofty 7' 10" / 2,41 m) or Elendil the Fair) (SA 3119 - SA 3441) was the father of Isildur and Anárion, and the first High King of Gondor and Arnor and first King of all the Dúnedain. He was known as a great warrior and a wise king, and a heroic figure among the Dúnedain, who loved every man, woman and child of Arnor and Gondor, and was loved by them in return.

BiographyEdit

Life in NúmenorEdit

Elendil was born in 3119 of the Second Age in Númenor, son of Amandil, Lord of Andúnië and leader of the "Faithful" (those who remained loyal to the Valar), who maintained a strong friendship with the elves and preserved the old ways against the practices of Ar-Pharazôn and Sauron. He was married to an unnamed Númenórean woman no doubt of the same upbringing and noble blood to which they had two sons: Isildur and Anárion. It is not known whether she followed him to Middle-earth after the Fall of Númenor.[1]

Founder of Arnor and GondorEdit

Elendil, his sons Isildur and Anárion, and their supporters fled to Middle-earth at the Downfall of Númenor, sailing east in nine ships and founding the realms of Arnor and Gondor in Middle-earth in SA 3320. With them they took the Palantiri, the "Seeing Stones" that were given to the Lords of Andúnie by the elves of Tol Eressëa, and a seedling of Nimloth, the White Tree of Númenor.

As he landed on Middle-earth Elendil proclaimed in Quenya: Et Eärello Endorenna utúlien. Sinome maruvan ar Hildinyar tenn' Ambar-metta - "Out of the Great Sea to Middle-earth I am come. In this place will I abide, and my heirs, unto the ending of the world." His heir and 89-great-grandson Aragorn spoke these traditional words again when he took up the crown of Gondor at the beginning of the Fourth Age.

Elendil lived in Arnor, where he founded the city of Annúminas. His son Anárion founded the city of Minas Anor in Anórien, and his son Isildur founded Minas Ithil in Ithilien. Across the Anduin the city of Osgiliath was built. Across the realms towers are built for the Palantíri, with which the realms keep contact.[2]

Last Alliance of Elves and MenEdit

Elendil during the Last Alliance

Elendil with his men during the Last Alliance as seen in The Fellowship of the Ring.

In time Sauron returned to Middle-earth, establishing a stronghold in Mordor, next to Gondor. In SA 3428, he attacked seizing Minas Ithil. Isildur fled north to his father, leaving Anárion in charge of Gondor. In SA 3434, Elendil and Isildur returned south together with the Elven High King Gil-galad and their combined armies, in the Last Alliance of Elves and Men.

After defeating Sauron's armies and advancing into Mordor itself, the armies of Men and Elves settled into a siege of the main tower of Sauron: Barad-dûr. During this siege Anárion was killed.

Elendil Death

Elendil's dying body is held by his son, Isildur.

At the end of the long siege in the year SA 3441, Sauron came out to personally do battle with his enemies. Elendil, together with the Elven-king Gil-galad, overthrew Sauron, but they were both killed in the process, and Elendil's sword broke when he fell.

Elendil's son Isildur used his father's broken sword to cut the One Ring from Sauron's hand. Vanquished, Sauron's spirit fled. Isildur built a hidden tomb for his father on the summit of the beacon hill of Halifirien.[2][3]

LegacyEdit

Leading the remnant of The Faithful Númenóreans to Middle-earth, Elendil established strong regimes there and created the great alliance that put an end to Sauron's power for over a thousand years. His bloodline and spirited leadership survived in the Dúnedain of the North and South of Middle-earth, that would in turn sire the brave and heroic men that would help bring a final end to Sauron in the War of the Ring.[4][5]

Aragorn's battle-cry in the Lord of the Rings was "Elendil!".

The Oath of ElendilEdit

Lyrics, in Quenya:
Et Eärello
Endorenna utúlien
Sinome Maruvan
ar Hildinyar tenn' Ambar-Metta

Translation:
Out of the Great Sea to Middle-earth I am come.
In this place I will abide, and my heirs, unto the ending of the world.'"

(Sung by Aragorn during his crowning as the new King of Gondor)

EtymologyEdit

Elendil's name meant either "Elf-friend" or "Star-lover" in Quenya.[6]

House of ElrosEdit

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Elros
Tar-Minyatur
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Vardamir
   
   
Tindómiel
   
   
Manwendil
   
   
Atanalcar
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Tar-Amandil
   
   
Vardilmë
   
   
Aulendil
   
   
Nolondil
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Eärendur
   
   
Tar-Elendil
   
   
Mairen
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Vëantur
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Elatan
   
   
Silmariën
   
   
Isilmë
   
   
Tar-Meneldur
   
   
Almarian
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Valandil
   
   
Erendis
   
   
Tar-Aldarion
   
   
Ailinel
   
   
Orchaldor
   
   
Almiel
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Hallacar
   
   
Tar-Ancalimë
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Soronto
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Tar-Anárion
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Tar-Súrion
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Two daughters
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Tar-Telperiën
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Isilmo
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Tar-Minastir
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Tar-Ciryatan
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Tar-Atanamir
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Tar-Ancalimon
   
   
   
   
   
   
Unnamed child
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Tar-Telemmaitë
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Herucalmo
   
   
Tar-Vanimeldë
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Tar-Alcarin
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Tar-Calmacil
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Tar-Ardamin
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Gimilzagar
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Ar-Adûnakhôr
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Ar-Zimrathôn
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Ar-Sakalthôr
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Ar-Gimilzôr
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Tar-Palantir
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Gimilkhâd
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Tar-Míriel
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Ar-Pharazôn


Portrayal in AdaptationsEdit

Voice Dubbing actorsEdit

Foreign Language Voice dubbing artist
Portuguese (Brazil) (Television/DVD) Ivo Roberto
Preceded by:
N/A
King of all the Dúnedain
SA 3320 - SA 3441
Followed by:
Isildur
Preceded by:
None
High King of Gondor and Arnor
SA 3320 - SA 3441
Followed by:
Isildur (regent of Gondor, later High King of the Dúnedain)
Anárion (regent of Gondor in name of Elendil and Isildur)
Preceded by:
None
King of Arnor
SA 3320 - SA 3441
Followed by:
Isildur
Preceded by:
None
King of Gondor
SA 3320 - SA 3441
Followed by:
Isildur


Kings of Arnor & Kings of Arthedain
Arnor Elendil | Isildur | Valandil | Eldacar | Arantar | Tarcil | Tarondor | Valandur | Elendur | Eärendur
Restoration Period:  Aragorn II Elessar | Eldarion
Arthedain Amlaith | Beleg | Mallor | Celepharn | Celebrindor | Malvegil | Argeleb I | Arveleg I | Araphor | Argeleb II | Arvegil | Arveleg II | Araval | Araphant | Arvedui


Kings of Gondor

Elendil | Isildur | Meneldil | Cemendur | Eärendil | Anardil | Ostoher | Rómendacil I | Turambar | Atanatar I | Siriondil | Tarannon Falastur | Eärnil I | Ciryandil | Hyarmendacil I | Atanatar II Alcarin | Narmacil I | Calmacil | Rómendacil II | Valacar | Eldacar | Castamir the Usurper | Eldacar (restored) | Aldamir | Hyarmendacil II | Minardil | Telemnar | Tarondor | Telumehtar Umbardacil | Narmacil II | Calimehtar | Ondoher | Eärnil II | Eärnur | Aragorn II Elessar | Eldarion


ReferencesEdit

  1. The Silmarillion, Akallabêth
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Silmarillion, Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age
  3. The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book One, Chapter II: "The Shadow of the Past"
  4. The Atlas of Middle-earth, The Second Age, "The Realms in Exile"
  5. The Atlas of Middle-earth, The Second Age, "The Last Alliance"
  6. The Complete Guide to Middle-earth

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