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Erestor

Erestor

Biographical information

Other names
Titles
Chief counsellor of Elrond
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Date of death
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Race
Culture
Elves of Rivendell
Gender
Male
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Dark
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Actor
Jonathan Harding
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Character

Erestor was an Elf of Rivendell and chief counsellor of Elrond's household.

BiographyEdit

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. When it seemed clear that destroying the Ring was the only option, Erestor said, "That is the path of despair. Of folly I would say, if the long wisdom of Elrond did not forbid me." But Gandalf replied, "Let folly be our cloak, a veil before the eyes of the Enemy!"[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 likely that he passed over the sea into the West at some point.[2]

EtymologyEdit

The meaning of the name Erestor is difficult to decipher, though as he is an elf of Rivendell it is most likely his name was of Sindarin origin.

The first component of his name Er could come from the Sindarin words er or ereb which means "one, alone". The second element tor could come from the words taur ("lofty, king, forest"), tôr ("brother"), thôr ("eagle") or tûr ("control, victor").

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ReferencesEdit

  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"

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