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Erestor-Magali Villeneuve
Erestor by Magali Villeneuve


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Chief Counsellor of Elrond[1]
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Elves of Rivendell
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Jonathan Harding
"That is the path of despair. Of folly I would say, if the long wisdom of Elrond did not forbid me."
The Fellowship of the Ring, The Council of Elrond

Erestor was an Elf of Rivendell and Chief Counsellor of Elrond's household.


Erestor attended the Council of Elrond on October 25, 3018. During the discussion about what to do with the One Ring, Erestor asked whether Tom Bombadil could be called upon to help, or whether the Ring could be sent to him for safe-keeping, but that option was rejected.[1]

After the War of the Ring, Erestor was among the party that accompanied Arwen to Minas Tirith for her wedding to Aragorn. They arrived in the city on Midsummer's Eve of 3019. It is not known whether Erestor left Middle-earth with Elrond in September of 3021, but it is most likely that he passed over the sea into the West at some point.[2]

Other versions of the legendariumEdit

In other versions, it was said that "There were three counsellors of Elrond's own household: Erestor his kinsman (a man of the same half-elvish folk known as the children of Luthien), " and beside him two elflords of Rivendell."[3] In others, Erestor was continued to be referred as Elrond's kinsman and one of the Half-elven. He was considered as one of the Nine Walkers, called Erestor "Half-elf", who took Pippin's role.[4]

Translations around the WorldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Chinese (Hong Kong) 伊瑞斯特

Portrayal in adaptationsEdit

Lord of the Rings film trilogyEdit

Strategy Battle Game - Erestor

Erestor, as portrayed in the Strategy Battle Game

Actor Jonathan Harding portrayed Erestor in the decipher card for The Fellowship of the Ring.

Video gamesEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book Two, Chapter II: "The Council of Elrond"
  2. The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, Book Six, Chapter V: "The Steward and the King"
  3. The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 6: The Return of the Shadow, The Story Continued, XXIII: "In the House of Elrond"
  4. The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 6: The Return of the Shadow, The Story Continued, XXIV: "The Ring Goes South"

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