28 October 2011

365 Days of Middle-earth ~ Day 120: Elros


Elros (‘Star-glitter’, ‘Star-foam’) was the son of Elwing and Eärendil the Mariner, and the twin brother of Elrond. Known to the Edain as Tar-Minyatur (‘High First-ruler’), he chose the Gift of Men, but was granted a 500 year lifespan by the Valar. 

He led a remnant of the Edain to Númenor, where the Valar appointed him the first King of the Dúnedain (SA 32-442). He was succeeded by his son, Vardamir Nólimon, and his heirs were the Kings of Númenor, Arnor, and Gondor.

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