Elostirion was the tallest of the three towers that stood on the Tower Hills in Middle-earth in the land of Eriador about fifty miles from the border of the Westfarthing in the Shire.[1]


Elostirion and two other unnamed towers were built by Gil-galad who was the High King of the Ñoldor in Middle-earth. The towers were built in honor of Elendil who came to Middle-earth with sorrow and great loss. After that Elendil came often to the towers and soon he put one of the Palantíri of Arnor inside so people could look far beyond the sea. The tower Elostirion stood for many years after the death of Gil-galad and Elendil. Elostirion was soon under the care of Círdan and the Elves of Lindon.

Soon the Palantír in Elostirion was removed, to be put in the Blessed Realm at the time when Elrond and his company sailed away after the War of the Ring at the end of the Third Age.[2][3]


Elostirion is a Sindarin word that meant 'Star-watch'.[4]

Translations around the WorldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Arabic الاوستيرييوم
Armenian Ելոստիրիոն
Belarusian Cyrillic Елостіріон
Bengali এলোস্তিরিওন
Bulgarian Cyrillic Елостирион
Georgian ელოსტირიონი
Greek Ελοστιριον
Gujarati એલોસ્ટિરિઓન
Hebrew ילוסתיריון
Hindi एलोस्तिरिओन
Japanese えぉsちりおん ?
Kannada ಎಲೊಸ್ಟೀರಿಯನ್
Kazakh Элостирия (Cyrillic) Élostïrïya (Latin)
Korean 얼오ᄉ디리오ᄂ ?
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Элостирион
Lao ເຣໂຊຕິrິໂນ ?
Macedonian Cyrillic Елостирион
Marathi एलोस्तिरिओन
Mongolian Cyrillic Елостирион
Nepalese एलोस्तिरिओन
Pashto ېلوستیریون
Persian الوستیریون
Punjabi ਏਲੋਸ੍ਤਿਰਿਓਨ
Russian Элостирион
Serbian Елостирион (Cyrillic) Elostirion (Latin)
Sinhalese ඒලොස්තිරිඔන්
Tajik Cyrillic Елостирион
Tamil ஏலொஸ்திரிஒந்
Telugu ఏలొస్తిరిఒన
Tibetan ཻལོསྟིརིོན
Thai เลโสติริโน ?
Ukrainian Cyrillic Елостіріон
Urdu الوسٹارااون
Uzbek Елостирион (Cyrillic) Elostirion (Latin)
Yiddish עלאַסטיריאָן


  1. The Atlas of Middle-earth, Regional Maps, "Introduction"
  2. The Lord of the Rings, Prologue, I: "Concerning Hobbits"
  3. Unfinished Tales, Part Four: III: "The Palantíri"
  4. The Complete Guide to Middle-earth