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Elboron

Elboron
Gondorian
Anke Eißmann - Family Portrait.jpg
"Family Portrait" by Anke Eißmann
Biographical Information
TitlesSteward of Gondor, Prince of Ithilien
LocationGondor
RuleFrom Fo.A. 82
Family
HouseHouse of Húrin
ParentageFaramir and Éowyn
ChildrenAncestor of Barahir[1]
Physical Description
GenderMale
GalleryImages of Elboron

Elboron was the second Prince of Ithilien, and Steward of Gondor.

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History

Elboron was the son of Faramir and Éowyn. Upon his father's death in Fo.A. 82, he became the second Prince of Ithilien and the Steward of Gondor.[note 1][2][3]

Elboron was either the father or uncle of Barahir, the grandson of Faramir who wrote The Tale of Aragorn and Arwen.[1]

Etymology

Elboron may mean "Enduring Star", from elen ("star") and boron ("long-lasting, enduring").

Genealogy

Princes of
Dol Amroth
 
Ruling Stewards
of Gondor
 
 
 
 
 
Kings of
Rohan
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Finduilas
2950 - 2988
 
Denethor II
2930 - 3019
 
Éomund
d. 3002
 
Théodwyn
2963 - 3002
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Boromir
2978 - 3019
 
Faramir
2983 - Fo.A. 82
 
Éowyn
b. 2995
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ELBORON
unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Barahir
unknown
 
 
 
 


Notes

  1. In the family tree titled "The Line of Dol Amroth" in the Peoples of Middle-earth, under Elboron's name appears the description "Second Prince" affirming his succession to the princedom. Because Aragorn announced at his crowning that the office would remain hereditary, Elboron also succeeded Faramir as Steward of Gondor.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, "Prologue", "Note on the Shire Records"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "VII. The Heirs of Elendil", p.221
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Steward and the King"
Elboron
House of Húrin
Faramir
Steward to the King of Gondor
From Fo.A. 82
Followed by:
Unknown
2nd Prince of Ithilien
From Fo.A. 82