"Aníron" is a song in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy soundtrack. It is the theme for Aragorn and Arwen, sung by Enya, and is one of the few soundtrack themes not composed by Howard Shore.[1] The song's words do not originate from the books


Aníron means "I desire" in the constructed Elvish language of Sindarin. It is featured as part of the track "The Council of Elrond" in the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, and is heard when Aragorn and Arwen are first alone together in Rivendell. The piece was composed and sung by Enya, and the lyrics had been written by Roma Ryan. The song was then conducted by Howard Shore and performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

In November 2009, Enya released the album The Very Best of Enya, which features a version of "Aníron" with alternate lyrics from the one heard in the films or on any movie score recording.



O môr henion i dhû:
Ely siriar, êl síla.
Ai! Aníron Undómiel.
Tiro! El eria e môr.
I ‘lîr en êl luitha ‘úren.
Ai! Aníron...


From darkness I understand the night
dreams flow, a star shines.
Ah! I desire Evenstar.
Look! A star rises out of the darkness.
The song of the star enchants my heart.
Ah! I desire....

2009 version of the song


E mor henion i dhu:
Ely siriar, el sila.
Ai! Aniron Undomiel.

Tiriel arad ‘ala mor
Minnon i dhu- sad oltha.
Ai! Aniron Edhelharn.

Alae! Ir el od elin!
I ‘lir uin el luitha guren.
Ai! Aniron Undomiel.

I lacha en naur e-chun
Sila, eria, bronia.
Ai! Aniron Edhelharn


Out of darkness I understand the night:
Dreams flow, a star shines.
Ah! I desire Evenstar.

Having watched the day grow dark
I go into night - a place to dream.
Ah! I desire Elfstone.

Behold! The star of stars!
The song of the star enchants my heart.
Ah! I desire Evenstar.

The flame of the fire of the heart
Shines, rises, endures.
Ah! I desire Elfstone.

External Links

Aníron music video


  1. Doug Adams, The Music of The Lord of the Rings films, pg. 166
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