Elostirion was the tallest of the three towers that stood on the Tower Hills in what would become known as the Westmarch of the Shire, some fifty miles from the border of the Westfarthing.[1]


Elostirion and two other unnamed towers were built by Gil-galad, the High King of the Ñoldor. The towers were built in honor of Elendil, who came to Middle-earth with sorrow and great loss. After that Elendil came often to the towers and soon placed one of the Palantíri of Arnor within, to allow sight beyond the sea. The tower stood for many years after the death of Gil-galad and Elendil, and eventually came under the care of Círdan and the Elves of Lindon.

Soon the Palantír in Elostirion was removed, to be taken to the Blessed Realm by Elrond and his company at their departure following the War of the Ring.[2][3]


Elostirion is a Sindarin word that meant 'Star-watch'.[4]


Foreign Language Translated name
Amharic አሎስቲሪኦን
Arabic الاوستيرييوم
Armenian Ելոստիրիոն
Belarusian Cyrillic Елостіріон
Bengali এলোস্তিরিওন
Bulgarian Cyrillic Елостирион
Georgian ელოსტირიონი
Greek Ελοστιριον
Gujarati એલોસ્ટિરિઓન
Hebrew אלוסטיריון
Hindi एलोस्तिरिओन
Japanese エロスティリオン
Kannada ಎಲೊಸ್ಟೀರಿಯನ್
Kazakh Элостирия (Cyrillic) Élostïrïya (Latin)
Korean 엘로 스테온
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Элостирион
Macedonian Cyrillic Елостирион
Marathi एलोस्तिरिओन
Mongolian Cyrillic Елостирион
Nepalese एलोस्तिरिओन
Pashto ېلوستیریون
Persian الوستیریون
Punjabi ਏਲੋਸ੍ਤਿਰਿਓਨ
Russian Элостирион
Serbian Елостирион (Cyrillic) Elostirion (Latin)
Sinhalese ඒලොස්තිරිඔන්
Tajik Cyrillic Елостирион
Tamil ஏலொஸ்திரிஒந்
Telugu ఏలొస్తిరిఒన
Thai เอลอสทิเรียน
Ukrainian Cyrillic Елостіріон
Urdu الوسٹارااون
Uzbek Елостирион (Cyrillic) Elostirion (Latin)
Yiddish עלאַסטיריאָן


  1. The Atlas of Middle-earth, Regional Maps, "Introduction"
  2. The Lord of the Rings, Prologue, I: "Concerning Hobbits"
  3. Unfinished Tales, Part Four: III: "The Palantíri"
  4. The Complete Guide to Middle-earth
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