The Encyclopedia of Arda - an interactive guide to the world of J.R.R. Tolkien


About this entry:

  • Updated 20 November 2008
  • Updates planned: 2

The Palantíri of Middle-earth

One of the seven palantíri brought to Middle-earth by Elendil, this Stone was held in the tower of Elostirion among the Tower Hills. Unlike the other six Stones, the Elendil Stone could not be used to communicate with other palantíri, or to observe events in Middle-earth. Instead, it was set to gaze westward across the Great Sea, and through that Stone Elendil or his Heirs could see to the Undying Lands, as far as the haven of Avallónë on Tol Eressëa. The Elendil Stone remained in place until the end of the Third Age; after the close of that Age it was carried back across the Sea aboard the White Ship.

For acknowledgements and references, see the Disclaimer & Bibliography page.

Website services kindly sponsored by Axiom Software Ltd.

Original content © copyright Mark Fisher 2008. All rights reserved. For conditions of reuse, see the Site FAQ.