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Eldarion (Quenya: IPA; "Scion of the Eldar") was the only son and heir of Elessar, the King of the Reunited Kingdom, and his Half-elven wife and queen Arwen Undómiel.


Eldarion was born in FO 1,[1] and is recorded to have several sisters. He ascended to the throne upon the death of his father in FO 120. Next to nothing is known of his rule, except that he probably maintained the peace and the borders of the Reunited Kingdom as set down by his father after the War of the Ring.[2]


Through his father, Aragorn II Elessar, he is a direct descendant of Elendil, the grandson of Arathorn II and Gilraen, great-grandson of Arador and great-great grandson of Argonui; both from Dúnedain of the North.

Through his mother, Arwen Undómiel, he was the grandson of Lord Elrond and Lady Celebrian, nephew of Elladan and Elrohir of Rivendell, grandnephew of Elros Tar-Minyatur, great-grandson of Lady Galadriel and Lord Celeborn of Lothlórien, great grandson of Eärendil and Elwing.


Eldarion is Quenya for "Son of the Eldar", from elda ("high-elf) and -ion (a patronymic ending, "son of, descendant").[3]

Behind the scenes

J.R.R. Tolkien had vague plans for a sequel to The Lord of the Rings trilogy called The New Shadow, a story set sometime during King Eldarion's reign. However, he abandoned it after about 13 pages. Therefore, it is debatable whether The New Shadow can be considered canon.



Foreign Language Translated name
Amharic ዐልዳሪኦን ?
Arabic الدرون
Armenian Էլդարիոն
Belarusian Cyrillic Эльдарыён (Eldarion)

Эльдарыён Тэлкантар (Eldarion Telcontar)

Bengali এল্দারিওন
Bulgarian Cyrillic Елдарион
Catalan Eldàrion
Chinese 艾達瑞安 (Eldarion)

艾達瑞安·泰爾康泰 (Eldarion Telcontar)

Georgian ელდარიონი
Greek Ελδαριον
Hebrew אלדרין
Hindi एल्दरिओन
Japanese エルダリオン
Kannada ಎಲ್ಡಾರಿಯನ್
Kazakh Эльярион (Cyrillic) Élyarïon (Latin)
Korean 엘다리온
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Элдарион
Macedonian Cyrillic Елдарион
Marathi एल्डरियन
Mongolian Cyrillic Элдарион
Nepalese एल्दरिओन
Persian الداریون
Punjabi ਐਲਡਰਿਅਨ
Russian Эльдарион
Serbian Елдариона (Cyrillic) Eldarion (Latin)
Sinhalese එල්ඩියොන්
Tajik Cyrillic Елдарион
Tamil ஏல்தரிஒந்
Telugu ఏల్దరిఒన
Thai เอลดาริออน
Ukrainian Cyrillic Елдаріон (Eldarion)

Елдаріон Телконтар (Eldarion Telcontar)

Urdu الدآرااون
Yiddish עלדאַריאָן
King of all the Dúnedain
King of the West
High King of Gondor and Arnor
King of Gondor
King of Arnor
King of the Reunited Kingdom
Lord of the House of Telcontar
Preceded by
Aragorn II Elessar
Eldarion Succeeded by
FO 120 - ?

High Kings of Arnor & Kings of Arthedain
Arnor ElendilIsildurValandilEldacarArantarTarcilTarondorValandurElendurEärendur
Restoration Period Aragorn II ElessarEldarion
Arthedain AmlaithBelegMallorCelepharnCelebrindorMalvegilArgeleb IArveleg IAraphorArgeleb IIArvegilArveleg IIAravalAraphantArvedui

Kings of Gondor

Elendil | Isildur | Meneldil | Cemendur | Eärendil | Anardil | Ostoher | Rómendacil I | Turambar | Atanatar I | Siriondil | Tarannon Falastur | Eärnil I | Ciryandil | Hyarmendacil I | Atanatar II Alcarin | Narmacil I | Calmacil | Rómendacil II | Valacar | Eldacar | Castamir the Usurper | Eldacar (restored) | Aldamir | Hyarmendacil II | Minardil | Telemnar | Tarondor | Telumehtar Umbardacil | Narmacil II | Calimehtar | Ondoher | Eärnil II | Eärnur | Aragorn II Elessar | Eldarion


  1. The Nature of Middle-earth, I: "Time and Ageing", The Ageing of Elves
  2. The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A: Annals of the Kings and Rulers, I: The Númenórean Kings, (v): "The tale of Aragorn and Arwen"
  3. The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 338