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Elboron

Race/Species: Man

Type/Kind: Dunadan of Gondor

Title(s):
2nd Prince of Ithilien
Steward to King Elessar

Dates: Fourth Age

Parents:
father: Faramir, Prince of Ithilien
mother: Éowyn of Rohan

Description:

In the family tree titled "The Line of Dol Amroth" in HoME 12, the son of Faramir, Prince of Ithilien, and Éowyn of Rohan is given the name Elboron; under his name appears the description "Second Prince". Because Aragorn announced at his crowning that the office would remain hereditary, Elboron also succeeded Faramir as Steward of Gondor.

The Peoples of Middle-Earth, HoME Vol 12, Part 1, Ch 7, The Heirs of Elendil: The Line of Dol Amroth

Faramir's son Elboron likewise only appears in this genealogy. In him an old name reappears: Elboron and Elbereth were the original names of the young sons [later called Eluréd and Elurín] of Dior Thingol's Heir who were murdered by the followers of [Maedhros1] ([HoME IV, V]). Later the sons of Elrond were named Elboron and Elbereth, before they became Elladan and Elrohir ([HoME VIII]).

The Peoples of Middle-earth, HoME Vol 12, Part 1, Ch 7, The Heirs of Elendil: The House of Dol Amroth


Notes
1   This text is from one of Tolkien's early drafts. For the sake of clarity, earlier versions of some proper names used by Tolkien in this draft have been replaced with the versions in use in the canon sources. All substitutions are marked with brackets.

Contributors:
Elena Tiriel 26Jan08

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