Boromir son of Denethor was a man of Gondor who was the son of the current Steward of Gondor. He was the eldest child, having only one brother Faramir, and so would have taken over as Steward after Denethor's death. However, he was slain by Orcs during the Quest of the Ring on the shores of Anduin. He fell defending the two hobbits Merry and Pippin, two members of the Fellowship of the Ring. Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli laid him to rest inside one of the boats of Lorien, and sent him down the falls of Rauros.
Boromir was a valiant warrior, having already achieved great merit in Gondor prior to the Council of Elrond. He was sent to Rivendell to decipher a cryptic rhyme that both he and his younger brother heard in their dreams