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Eluréd and Elurín were the twin sons of Dior Eluchîl, son of Beren and Lúthien, and Dior's Elven wife, Nimloth.


Eluréd and Elurín were born in the short-lived renewed Kingdom of Doriath under their father Dior. They were named after their great-grandfather Elu Thingol, the King of Doriath. They had a younger sister named Elwing.[2]

The boys lived peacefully with their father and mother in Menegroth until the dreaded Oath of Fëanor descended on Doriath due to Dior's failure to turn over the Silmaril under the threat of war. When the Sons of Fëanor attacked, the twins were seized by the cruel servants of Celegorm and abandoned in the forest to die. However, Maedhros, the eldest of the Sons of Fëanor, bitterly regretted this deed and sought for them in vain in the surrounding forest.[2]

They were never found and were presumed to have perished in the forest. Tradition among the Nandor of Ossiriand held that they were led to the safety of the woodlands by birds and beasts and thereby survived.[2]


The name Elurín was a Sindarin word that means "Remembrance of Elu", which came from the words Elu, which was another name for Thingol, and ren ("recall, have in mind").[3]

Eluréd has less clear origins. The latter element réd may have come from the Bëorian word rêda ("heir").[3]

Earlier names

Eluréd and Elurín were initially called Eldún and Elrún.[3] In other writings, they were given the name Elboron and Elbereth. These names were also the earlier names for the sons of Elrond, Elladan and Elrohir.[4]

House of Thingol

The Heraldic Device of the House of Thingol

Dior Eluchil
Eluréd and Elurín

Earlier versions of the legendarium

Initially, the characters Eluréd and Elurín were not twins, and were born in FA 492. They died in FA 506, but their father Dior died six years later, in FA 511. Christopher Tolkien later corrected this mistake.[5]


Foreign Language Translated name
Afrikaans Eluréd en Elurín
Albanian Eluréd dhe Elurín
Amharic ዐሉረድ እና ዐሉሪን
Arabic ىلوريد و ىلورين
Armenian Էլուրեդ եւ Էլուրին
Azerbaijani Eluréd və Elurín
Basque Eluréd eta Elurín
Belarusian Cyrillic Елуред і Елурін
Bengali এলুরেদ এবং এলুরিন
Bosnian Eluréd i Elurín
Breton Eluréd ha Elurín
Bulgarian Cyrillic Елуред и Елурин
Catalan Elured i Elurín
Cebuano Eluréd ug Elurín
Chinese 埃盧瑞及埃盧林
Czech Eluréd a Elurín
Croatian Eluréd i Elurín
Danish Elúred og Elurín
Dutch Eluréd en Elurín
Esperanto Eluréd kaj Elurín
Estonian Eluréd ja Elurín
Faroese Eluréd og Elurín
Fijian Eluréd kei na Elurín
Filipino Eluréd at Elurín
Finnish Eluréd ja Elurín
French Eluréd et Elurín
Frisian Eluréd en Elurín
Galician Eluréd e Elurín
Greek Ελορεδ και Ελοριν
Georgian ელურედი და ელურინი
German Eluréd und Elurín
Gujarati ઍલુરેદ અને ઍલઉઇન
Hebrew ילוריד ו ילורין
Hindi एलुरेद तथा एलुरिन
Hungarian Eluréd és Elurín
Icelandic Elúred og Elurín
Indonesian Elúred dan Elurín
Irish Gaelic Elúred ná Elurín
Italian Elúred e Elurín
Japanese エルレードとエルリーン
Javanese Eluréd lan Elurín
Kannada ಎಲ್ಯುರೆಡ್ ಮತ್ತು ಎಲ್ಯುರಿನ್
Kazakh Елұред пен Елұрін (Cyrillic) Elured pen Elurin (Latin)
Korean 엘루레드 / 엘루린
Kurdish Eluréd û Elurín (Kurmanji Kurdish)
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Элурэд жана Элурин
Latin Eluréd et Elurín
Latvian Eluréd un Elurín
Lithuanian Eluréd ir Elurín
Macedonian Cyrillic Елуред и Елурин
Malagasy Eluréd sy Elurín
Maltese Elúred u Elurín
Manx Eluréd as Elurín
Maori Eluréd me Elurín
Mongolian Cyrillic Элурэд ба Элурин
Navajo Elúred dóó Elurín
Nepalese एलुरेद र एलुरिन
Norwegian Elúred og Elurín
Novial Eluréd e Elurín
Occitan Eluréd e Elurín
Old English Eluréd ge Elurín
Persian هلورهد و هلورین
Polish Eluréd i Elurín
Portuguese Eluréd e Elurín
Punjabi ਏਲੂਰਡ ਐਂਡ ਏਲੁਰਿਨ
Romanian Eluréd și Elurín
Romansh Eluréd e Elurín
Russian Элуред и Элурин
Samoan Eluréd ma le Elurín
Sanskrit एलुरेद् च एलुरिन्
Scottish Gaelic Eluréd agus Elurín
Serbian Елуред и Елурин (Cyrillic) Elured i Elurin (Latin)
Shona Eluréd naElurín
Slovak Eluréd a Elurín
Slovenian Eluréd in Elurín
Somalian Elúred iyo Elurín
Spanish Elúred y Elurín
Swahili Elúred na Elurín
Swedish Elúred och Elurín
Tajik Cyrillic Елуред ва Елурин
Telugu ఏలూరెడ్ మరియు ఎలురిన
Thai เอลูเรด และ เอลูรีน
Turkmen Elúred we Elurín
Turkish Eluréd ve Elurín
Ukrainian Cyrillic Елуред і Елурін
Urdu ےلورےد اور ےلورین
Uzbek Елуред ва Элурин (Cyrillic) Elured va Elurin (Latin)
Vietnamese Eluréd và Elurín
Volapük Eluréd e Elurín
Welsh Eluréd a Elurín
Yiddish עלוריד און עלור
Yoruba Eluréd ati Elurín


  1. The History of Middle-earth, Vol. XI: The War of the Jewels, V. The Tale of Years
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XXII: "Of the Ruin of Doriath"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 The History of Middle-earth, Vol. XII: The Peoples of Middle-earth, chapter XII: "The Problem of Ros"
  4. The History of Middle-earth, Vol. VIII: The War of the Ring, Part Three: Minas Tirith, chapter 4: "Many Roads Lead Eastward"
  5. The History of Middle-earth, Vol. XI: The War of the Jewels, Part Two: The Later Quenta Silmarillion, chapter 6: "Of the Coming of Men into the West", (i) The House of Bëor