Word of the Day: Elrond – the Lord of Rivendell who fought against Sauron in the Second and Third Ages. He is also the half-Elven son of Eärendil and Elwing, and the twin brother of Elros, the first King of Númenor, and the father of Arwen.
He eventually sailed west after the Destruction of the Ring, along with Bilbo, Frodo, Gandalf, and Galadriel.
Elrond is best known for:
- Giving information to Thorin and Company in The Hobbit in order to get to the Lonely Mountain
- The creation of the Fellowship of the Ring in Lord of the Rings
It is a Sindarin name, meaning el- (‘star’) and -rond (‘the heavens, or an arched roof’). This was written in an essay that Tolkien wrote in 1969, called “The Problem of Ros.”