Elatan was a nobleman who lived in the city of Andúnië during the early centuries of Númenor. He wedded Silmariën, the daughter and eldest child of Tar-Elendil, the fourth King of Númenor.


Silmariën could have been the next ruling Queen of Númenor but because of the law of agnatic primogeniture, she could not take the Sceptre. However, when Elatan and Silmariën had their first child, Valandil, Tar-Elendil created the title Lords of Andúnië to celebrate his first grandson. Valandil would become the first Lord of Andúnië and Elatan's descendants would be titled noblemen.

Elatan's descendants would figure prominently in the history of Middle-earth. After the Downfall of Númenor, Elendil, the last Lord of Andúnië, would found the Kingdoms of Arnor and Gondor. Over thousands of years, Elatan would become the ancestor of Aragorn II Elessar, the hero of the War of the Ring.[citation needed]


Elatan means "star-man" in Quenya. It came from the words el, meaning "star", and atan, meaning "man" (usually pertaining to mortal men).

Translations around the worldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Amharic ኢላታን
Arabic الأتان
Armenian Էլատան
Belarusian Cyrillic Елатан
Bengali এলাতান
Bulgarian Cyrillic Елатан
Chinese 埃拉坦
Georgian ელეტანი
Greek Έλαταν
Gujarati એલાતન
Hebrew אלטאן
Hindi ऐलतन
Japanese エラタン ?
Kannada ಎಲಾಟನ್
Kazakh Елатан (Cyrillic) Elatan (Latin)
Korean 엘라 탄
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Элатан
Macedonian Cyrillic Елатан
Marathi एलाटन
Mongolian Cyrillic Элатан
Nepalese एलतन
Persian الاتان
Russian Элатан
Serbian Елатан (Cyrillic) Elatan (Latin)
Sinhalese ඊලානාන්
Tajik Cyrillic Элатан
Tamil எழத்தான்
Telugu ఎలతన
Ukrainian Cyrillic Елатан
Urdu الاتن
Yiddish עלאַטאַן
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