Meaning: Sindarin: "One who names"
Title(s): Chief Counsellor of Elrond's household
Dates: Third Age
Beside Glorfindel there were several other counsellors of Elrond's household, of whom Erestor was the chief; and with him was Galdor, an Elf from the Grey Havens who had come on an errand from Círdan the Shipwright.
Speaking of Tom Bombadil:
'Could we not still send messages to him and obtain his help?' asked
Erestor. 'It seems that he has a power even over the Ring.'
'But within those bounds nothing seems to dismay him,' said Erestor. 'Would he not take the Ring and keep it there, for ever harmless?'
'Then,' said Erestor, `there are but two courses, as Glorfindel already has declared: to hide the Ring for ever; or to unmake it. But both are beyond our power. Who will read this riddle for us?'
And again at the Council of Elrond:
'Thus we return once more to the destroying of the Ring,' said Erestor, 'and yet we come no nearer. What strength have we for the finding of the Fire in which it was made? That is the path of despair. Of folly I would say, if the long wisdom of Elrond did not forbid me.'
Book 2, Ch 2, The Council of Elrond,FoTR, LoTR
The only other thing known of him was that he arrived in Minas Tirith on midsummer's eve with the rest of Elrond's household.
Lyllyn 3.04.03, Zimraphel 12.31.03