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Encyclopedia > Isildur
Character from The Lord of the Rings


Harry Sinclair portrays Isildur in Peter Jackson's films.
Name Isildur
Other names none
Titles King of the Arnor and Gondor
Race Men
Culture Númenórean
Gender male
Realm
 
Numenorean Realms-in-Exile
 Arnor & Gondor
Life span S.A. 3209 - T.A. 2
Weapon

In J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth, Isildur was a Dúnadan of Númenor, elder son of Elendil. He was (briefly) the second king of Gondor and Arnor. His name means "devoted to the moon". In a note written well after the initial publication of The Lord of the Rings, Tolkien gave Isildur's height as 7 feet tall. The Lord of the Rings is an epic high fantasy saga by the British author J. R. R. Tolkien, his most popular work and a sequel to his popular fantasy novel The Hobbit. ... Uploaded 6/17/2005. ... Harry Sinclair portrays Isildur in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Harry Sinclair (born 1959 in Auckland, New Zealand) is a filmmaker, actor, and musician. ... The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring movie poster (2001) The Lord of the Rings (film) redirects here. ... A name is a label for a thing, person, place, product (as in a brand name) and even an idea or concept, normally used to distinguish one from another. ... (In the context of property law, title refers to ownership or documents of ownership; see title (property). ... In the fiction of J.R.R. Tolkien, Arnor, or the Northern Kingdom, was a kingdom of the Dúnedain in the land of Eriador in Middle-earth. ... Gondor is a fictional location from J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth. ... Fantasy fiction tends to draw upon a common set of creatures that are easily recognizable to fans of the fantastic genre and have some pre-determined traits. ... The race of Men in J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth books, such as The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, refers to humanity and does not denote gender. ... The word culture, from the Latin colo, -ere, with its root meaning to cultivate, generally refers to patterns of human activity and the symbolic structures that give such activity significance. ... Númenor is a fictional location from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth and is intended to be his version of Atlantis. ... The shield and spear of the Roman god Mars are often used to represent the male sex. ... The shield and spear of the Roman God Mars are often used to represent the male sex In heterogamous species, male is the sex of an organism, or of a part of an organism, which typically produces smaller, mobile gametes (spermatozoa) that are able to fertilise female gametes (ova). ... A Realm is a primary synonym for a world usually other than our own. ... Life span is one of the most important parameters of any living organism. ... The Second Age is a fictional time period from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... The Third Age is a fictional time period from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... The bayonet, still used in war as both knife and spearpoint. ... J. R. R. Tolkien in 1972, in his study at Merton Street (from by H. Carpenter) John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (January 3, 1892 – September 2, 1973) is best known as the author of The Hobbit and its sequel The Lord of the Rings. ... A map of the Northwestern part of Middle-earth at the end of the Third Age, courtesy of the Encyclopedia of Arda. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth and The Undying Lands, the Dúnedain (singular: Dúnadan) were the Men who descended from the Númenóreans who survived the fall of their island kingdom and came to Eriador in Middle-earth led by Elendil and... Númenor is a fictional location from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth and is intended to be his version of Atlantis. ... In Middle-earth, the fantasy universe of J. R. R. Tolkien, Elendil is a heroic figure. ... Gondor is a fictional location from J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth. ... In the fiction of J.R.R. Tolkien, Arnor, or the Northern Kingdom, was a kingdom of the Dúnedain in the land of Eriador in Middle-earth. ... The main part of this article relates to the version of Middle-earths history that is considered canon by most Tolkien fans who accept such labels (see: Middle-earth canon). ...


Isildur was born in the year 3209 of the Second Age in Númenor, the first son of Elendil son of Amandil, the last Lord of Andúnië. He had a younger brother, Anárion. Isildur had four sons: Elendur, Aratan, Ciryon, and Valandil. The Second Age is a fictional time period from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... Amandil is a fictional character from J.R.R. Tolkiens Middle-earth legendarium. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Andúnië was an important city and port in the realm of Númenor, located on the Bay of Andúnië in the Andustar region, Andúnie was initially the chief city of Númenor, as it was the haven where the... Anárion is a fictional character in J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth legendarium, born S.A. 3219 and killed S.A. 3440 (lived 221 years). ... Elendur is the name of two fictional characters in J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth, both of which were descended from Elendil. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Valandil was a king of Arnor in Middle-earth, ruling from 2 T.A. to 249 T.A. He was the fourth son of Isildur; his elder brothers were killed by Orcs at the Gladden Fields along with their father. ...


In his youth, Isildur stole a fruit of Nimloth before it was cut down, preserving the line of the White Tree. He planted a seedling in the city of Minas Ithil, and then in Minas Anor. In the fantasy world of J. R. R. Tolkien, Nimloth, Sindarin for white blossom1, is the daughter of Galathil, son of Galadhon, son of Elmo. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fantasy universe of Middle-earth, the White Tree of Gondor stood as a symbol of Gondor in the Court of the Fountain in Minas Tirith. ... Location of Minas Morgul in Middle-earth marked in red Minas Ithil is a fictional fortress in the world of Middle Earth. ... For the First Age tower of the same name, see Minas Tirith (First Age). ...


Isildur, together with his father and brother, fled to Middle-earth when Númenor was destroyed by Ilúvatar. Isildur and Anárion landed in the south and established the realm of Gondor, and their father landed in the north, founding the realm of Arnor. Akallabêth is the fourth part of The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... Eru (the One), also called Ilúvatar (the All High or the Father of All as defined in the index of name elements in The Silmarillion), is the name in the legendarium of J.R.R. Tolkien for the supreme God. ... Gondor is a fictional location from J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth. ... In the fiction of J.R.R. Tolkien, Arnor, or the Northern Kingdom, was a kingdom of the Dúnedain in the land of Eriador in Middle-earth. ...


Isildur settled on the east bank of the Anduin and established the city of Minas Ithil (which would later be named Minas Morgul), as well as the province of Ithilien. However, in 3428 Sauron took Minas Ithil, and Isildur fled northwest to Gil-galad and his father in Arnor, leaving Anárion to rule over Gondor. In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional Middle-earth, the Anduin or Great River of Wilderland is the longest river in the Third Age (the original Sindarin name means Long River), rising east of the Misty Mountains and flowing south through Wilderland and eastern Gondor. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional Middle-earth, Ithilien is a region and fiefdom of Gondor. ... For other uses, see Sauron (disambiguation). ... Ereinion Gil-galad is a fictional character in J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth. ...


He returned with his father and the Elven High King Gil-galad in the Last Alliance of Elves and Men in 3434. His father and brother and Gil-galad were killed in the battle, but Isildur took the hilt shard of his father's sword Narsil, which had broken beneath Elendil in the combat with Sauron, and cut the One Ring from Sauron's finger, destroying Sauron's physical form and winning the war. This article is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... The Last Alliance of Elves and Men is an episode in J.R.R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth. ... The shards of Narsil in Peter Jacksons The Fellowship of the Ring In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional prehistory of the world (Arda), Narsil was the sword of King Elendil of the Dúnedain, although in a later age it was reforged as Andúril (see below). ... The ring-inscription appearing to Isildur (top) and Frodo (bottom) in Peter Jacksons The Fellowship of the Ring. ...


Despite the urging of Elrond and Círdan, lieutenant of Gil-galad, Isildur did not destroy the Ring, instead claiming it as an heirloom for his House. Elrond the Half-elven (F.A. 525 - ?) is a fictional character of Middle-earth, created by fantasy author J. R. R. Tolkien. ... In the fiction of J.R.R. Tolkien, Círdan (ship-maker in Sindarin) the Shipwright is a Teleri Elf (of which he was one of the wisest princes), a great mariner and shipwright, lord of the Falas during much of the First Age, one of the wisest and perhaps...


After the fall of Sauron, Isildur left Meneldil, son of his brother Anárion, in charge of Gondor, and returned north to Arnor with his three sons. His fourth son Valandil stayed behind in Rivendell. At the Gladden Fields, Isildur's party was ambushed by roaming Orcs. Isildur put on the ring, hoping to escape under the cover of the Ring's power of invisiblity, but the Ring slipped (of its own volition) from his finger, and he was killed by Orcs on the far bank seeking survivors from the attack. Meneldil (S.A. 3318 - T.A. 158) is a fictional character in J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... In the fiction of J.R.R. Tolkien, Arnor, or the Northern Kingdom, was a kingdom of the Dúnedain in the land of Eriador in Middle-earth. ... Location of Rivendell in Middle-earth marked in red Rivendell (Sindarin: Imladris) is an Elven outpost in Middle-earth, a fictional realm created by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... The Gladden Fields (Sindarin Loeg Ningloron) is a fictional location in J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... Orcs in Moria, from the 1978 animated film adaptation of The Lord of the Rings. ...


Isildur was the last king to rule both Gondor and Arnor until King Elessar reunited the kingdoms at the beginning of the Fourth Age. Aragorn II, 16th Chieftain of the Dúnedain of the North (T.A. 2931 - F.A. 120), known in disguises as Thorongil and Strider, and later crowned King Elessar Telcontar, 26th King of Arnor, 34th King of Gondor and First High King of the Reunited Kingdom, is a fictional character... The Fourth Age is a fictional time period from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ...


In the riddling rhyme "Seek for the Sword that was Broken" the Ring is referred to cryptically as "Isildur's Bane". For other uses of the word bane, see bane (disambiguation). ...


Portrayals in adaptations

In the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy by Peter Jackson, Isildur briefly appears in the first scenes of the first film, and in an extended flashback scene in the second. In the movie, Isildur apparently is the last king of Gondor; Anárion and heirs do not appear at all, and Arnor does not feature at all. However, in the Extended Editions both Arnor and the House of Anárion are mentioned, and at times it is clear that Isildur was not the last King (though he was the last High King), so this might be dialogue error. The story of Isildur's succumbing to the temptation of the Ring affects Aragorn who fears that he could succumb to the same weakness (a fear that is not evident in the books). The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring movie poster (2001) The Lord of the Rings (film) redirects here. ... Peter Jackson in New York (USA), at the premiere of King Kong, December 5, 2005 Peter Jackson CNZM (born October 31, 1961, Pukerua Bay) is a New Zealand-born filmmaker best-known as the director of the epic film trilogy The Lord of the Rings, which he, along with Fran...


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Preceded by:
Elendil
High-King of Arnor and Gondor
3441 SA – 2 TA
Succeeded by:
Aragorn II
Preceded by:
Elendil
King of Arnor
3441 SA – 2 TA
Succeeded by:
Valandil
Preceded by:
Elendil
King of Gondor
3318 SA – 2 TA
Succeeded by:
Meneldil
Preceded by:
Sauron
Bearer of the Great Ring
3441 SA – 2 TA
Succeeded by:
Déagol

In Middle-earth, the fantasy universe of J. R. R. Tolkien, Elendil is a heroic figure. ... In the fiction of J.R.R. Tolkien, Arnor, or the Northern Kingdom, was a kingdom of the Dúnedain in the land of Eriador in Middle-earth. ... Gondor is a fictional location from J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth. ... The Second Age is a fictional time period from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... The Third Age is a fictional time period from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... Promotional poster featuring Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn in New Line Cinemas motion pictures directed by Peter Jackson. ... In Middle-earth, the fantasy universe of J. R. R. Tolkien, Elendil is a heroic figure. ... This is a list of kings of Arnor from the fictional universe of Middle-earth novels by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Valandil was a king of Arnor in Middle-earth, ruling from 2 T.A. to 249 T.A. He was the fourth son of Isildur; his elder brothers were killed by Orcs at the Gladden Fields along with their father. ... In Middle-earth, the fantasy universe of J. R. R. Tolkien, Elendil is a heroic figure. ... This is a list of Kings of Gondor from the fictional universe of Middle-earth by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... Meneldil (S.A. 3318 - T.A. 158) is a fictional character in J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... For other uses, see Sauron (disambiguation). ... The One Ring, also known as the Ruling Ring or the Great Ring of Power, is an artifact from J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional Middle-earth universe. ... Déagol, from J. R. R. Tolkiens fantasy universe of Middle-earth, was the Stoor Hobbit who became the third bearer of the One Ring, after Sauron and Isildur when he found the One Ring while diving in the Gladden river (a tributary to the Anduin) with his cousin...

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Isildur (2425 words)
Isildur was the son of Elendil, the High King of Gondor and Arnor.
Isildur built Minas Ithil in a valley of the Mountains of Shadow on the border of Mordor.
Isildur's men were outnumbered ten to one, and though they initially managed to repel the attack, the Orcs renewed their assault after nightfall and the men were overwhelmed.
Isildur - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (610 words)
Isildur was born in the year 3209 of the Second Age in Númenor, the first son of Elendil son of Amandil, the last Lord of Andúnië.
Isildur put on the ring, hoping to escape under the cover of the Ring's power of invisiblity, but the Ring slipped (of its own volition) from his finger, and he was killed by Orcs on the far bank seeking survivors from the attack.
Isildur was the last king to rule both Gondor and Arnor until King Elessar reunited the kingdoms at the beginning of the Fourth Age.
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