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The main part of this article relates to the last versions of Middle-earth's history, and as such may contain controversial parts of The Silmarillion. See LOTR:Canon for a discussion. This subject's portrayal in earlier or alternative versions is discussed in the earlier versions of the legendarium section.

Argon was the fourth child and the youngest son of Fingolfin, the High King of the Ñoldor in Beleriand. He was one of the mighty Prince of the Noldor in Tirion, Valinor. Furthermore, Argon grew up in Valinor, until later, the Noldor went into exile for Middle-earth where he journeyed with his father Fingolfin and his siblings.

Biography

From left to right: Fingon, Turgon, Aredhel, and Argon

Argon was therefore the last child and the third son of Fingolfin and Anairë who was also of the Noldor. Argon was the younger brother of Fingon, Turgon, and Aredhel his elder sister. He was most likely born in Tirion during the Years of the Trees. He was described to be the tallest of his brothers and most impetuous. He followed his father through Helcaraxë and set foot on Middle-earth during the First Age. During the Battle of Lhammoth, Argon hewed a path through the foes and killed the orc captain, before he himself was slain.[1]

Argon was less than 1381 years old when he was killed - a young age for an Elf. His death was the first signs of the Doom of Mandos.

Etymology

Arakáno thus never received a true Sindarin name, but Argon was later devised for him in the records. It is recorded that this later became a popular name under the Eldar. His Quenya name was Arakáno ("High Commander"), named so partially for his character.[2]

House of Fingolfin

The Heraldic Device of the House of Fingolfin

   
   
   
   
Finwë
   
   
Indis
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Findis
   
   
Fingolfin
   
   
Anairë
   
   
Irimë
   
   
Finarfin
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Fingon
   
   
Turgon
   
   
Elenwë
   
   
Aredhel
   
   
Eöl
   
   
Argon
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Idril
   
   
Tuor
   
   
Maeglin
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Eärendil
   
   
Elwing
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Elrond
   
   
Elros


Other versions of the legendarium

Argon does not appear in the published The Silmarillion at all, as he only came to light in very late writings by Tolkien. His death has been changed twice; Tolkien intended for Argon to die during the Kinslaying at Alqualondë, but then later changed it to Argon perishing while crossing the Helcaraxë.[2]

Translations

Foreign Language Translated name
Arabic أرغون
Armenian Արգոն
Belarusian Cyrillic Аргон
Bengali আর্গন
Bhojpuri आर्गन
Bulgarian Cyrillic Аргон
Chinese (Hong Kong) 亞岡
Georgian არგონი
Greek Αργόν
Gujarati આર્ગોન
Hebrew ארגון
Hindi आर्गन
Japanese アルゴン
Kannada ಆರ್ಗಾನ್
Kazakh Аргон (Cyrillic) Argon (Latin)
Korean 아르곤
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Аргон
Macedonian Cyrillic Аргон
Marathi आरगॉन
Mongolian Cyrillic Аргон
Nepalese आर्गन
Odia ଆର୍ଗନ
Persian آرگون
Punjabi ਆਰਗਾਨ

آرگون (Western)

Russian Аргон
Sanskrit आर्गन
Serbian Аргон (Cyrillic) Argon (Latin)
Sinhalese ආගන්
Tajik Cyrillic Аргон
Tamil ஆர்கான்
Telugu ఆర్గాన్
Thai อาร์กอน
Ukrainian Cyrillic Аргон
Yiddish ארגאן

References

  1. The History of Middle-earth, Vol. XII: The Peoples of Middle-earth, XI: "The Shibboleth of Fëanor"
  2. 2.0 2.1 The History of Middle-earth, Vol. XII: The Peoples of Middle-earth, XI: "The Shibboleth of Fëanor", Notes
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