His name meant either 'Star Foam' or 'Elf of the Spray', and he was also called Tar-Minyatur.

Elros was born in 532 of the First Age. He was the son of Eärendil and Elwing and the brother of Elrond. He was half-elven, but when given the choice he chose to be accounted with the race of Men.

He was the first king of Númenor and ruled for 410 years, until his death in year 442 of the Second Age.

According to Unfinished Tales, Elros had four children, Vardamir, Tindómiel, Manwendil, and Atanalcar.
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