TA 139 - Fourth Age ?

Article by Elrond-(V) on the twins
Description by Varda-(Valar)
Images of Elrohir


by Elrond-(V)
Jan. 6, 2003

Elladan And Elrohir...
    Are the sons of Elrond Half-Elven and Celebrian , Daughter of Galadriel and Celeborn. They were born in the year 139 A.D., making them exactly 100 years older then their sister Arwen. The two spent most of their lives in the realms of Rivendell and Lorien where their kin dwelt.
    However one event in their lives changed the twins forever. As their mother was crossing the Misty Mountains her company was attacked and she taken prisoner. The twins were so filled with wrath that they went into the orcs' dwelling and rescued their mother. Although not anymore in the hands of the orcs, Celebrian had received a poisoned wound which could not be healed, so she was forced to sail to the undying lands in the West. The twins never forgot their mother's anguish at the hands of the orcs. For virtually all the rest of the Third Age the brothers hunted out orcs, repaying them for the cruelty they showed the elves' mother.
    They also spent a lot of time with the Dunedain Rangers, whom they were somewhat related and allied to. They therefore set out with the rangers when they went to join Aragorn during the War of the Ring. The twins were part of the Grey Company (those who traveled with Aragorn through the Paths of the Dead) and fought in the battle of the Pelennor Fields and the battle in front of the Morannon.
    After the war, the twins dwelt in Rivendell for a long while and at one point were joined by Celeborn. Although it is not said whether the twins chose mortality or to go to the undying lands, I (Elrond-V) believe that they loved their mother so much that they most likely remained immortal to see her again.

Names: Although Robert Foster says that Elladan means Man-Elf and Elf-Horse I find that El means star such as Elrond and Elros so I believe they mean Horse of the Stars and Man of the Stars.

Complete Guide to Middle Earth , by Robert Foster
Lord of the Rings
Tolkien the Illustrated Encyclopedia, by David Day 
Members of the Valar Guild

Elrohir, Description

by Varda-(Valar)
Jan. 10, 2003

    In the Grey Company, the brothers Elrond and Elrohir appeared less somber than the Dunedain with whom they rode. The pair looked so much alike that few could tell them apart as they were both dark-haired, grey-eyed, and elven fair of face. They even dressed alike in bright mail beneath cloaks of silver-grey.

Reference: Return of the King: "The Passing of the Grey Company"

Images of Elrohir:

Elf Twins  by Elwing-(V). Glittering Caves of Aglarond