The Lord of the Rings: Elladan and Elrohir
The twin sons of Elrond are mighty warriors and faithful companions of Aragorn.
Unfortunately, these guys are not in the movie so their lack of recognition makes sense. It’s hard to gain a fandom when you’re not in the blockbuster movie, but these guys still deserve recognition.
Elladan and Elrohir have a close relationship with the Ranger’s of the North and have fought with them on many occasions. In The Lord of the Rings, Elladan and Elrohir join Halbarad and the Rangers on their quest to aid Aragorn.
“Word came to Rivendell, they say: Aragorn has need of his kindred. Let the Dúnedain ride to him in Rohan!”
Elladan and Elrohir were not necessarily called to join, but they had a message for Aragorn, and they desired to go to war. They knew Aragorn would need help and they wanted to make sure he had theirs. From that point on, the pair accompanied Aragorn through the Paths of the Dead, into the Southern Realms of Gondor, they fought through the Battle of Pelennor Fields, and were the first to join Aragorn as he planned to attack the Black Gates of Mordor.
Then said Elrohir: “From the North we came with this purpose, and from Elrond our father we brought this very counsel. We will not turn back.”
With zero doubt and hesitation they agreed to follow Aragorn. That’s what they were there for, to help him, and nothing could waiver their commitment.
A lot can, and should, be said about the companions Aragorn kept by his side. He had a lot of help to get him to the Throne of Gondor. Sadly, Elladan and Elrohir’s part doesn’t get talked about. These brothers are Elven-Lords taking their time away from home and family to fight alongside Men. Make no mistake, Elladan and Elrohir are great companions and deserve to be treated as such. When Aragorn was taken in by their father, they took him in as a brother. They fought along side him when he was a Chieftain for the Ranger’s in the North, and they stood by his side through his toughest trials.
If you’re thinking to yourself, “These warriors deserve their own story!” You’re not alone, but we can talk about that another time.
We hope you join us in celebrating the twin sons of Elrond: Elladan and Elrohir.
Thank you for your time and remember, the crownless again shall be king.
– The Wandering One