Dalmation Eloi

Some Eloi with the Time Traveler, in one of their domes.

Eloi Dome

An Eloi dome, one of a series of structures that the Eloi inhabit.

The Eloi are one of two posthuman races existing in Mor, the year 802,701 AD. They live aboveground, and are the main food source for the Morlocks.


The Eloi are a bright, happy people, who speak a simple language and are mainly interested in playfulness. They often play with flowers and other amusing items. Physically, they are shorter than humans, have blond hair, smooth skin, and weaker are weeker thwen modern humans. ("The Time Machine: An Invention")

Additionally, they seem to have some form of low grade telepathy. Weena was able to sense The Time Traveler's presence in her mind, and became aware of strong, clearly-imagined thoughts in his mind. ("The Time Machine: A Sequel")

In Other Continuities

1960 film

The Eloi in this continuity like dancing and playing in the sun. They also enjoy making constructions with flowers. They have an intense, but almost subconscious, fear of Morlocks and of the dark. They are fed, clothed, and otherwise cared for by the Morlocks. They speak modern English. ("1960 Film")

This movie version depicts the Eloi speaking modern-day English, a fact which contradicts the original novel and the logical timeline of language evolution.

2002 film

These Eloi appear to be identical to modern humans with a hunter-gatherer lifestyle, they have tan skin and black hair. The men apper to shave their heads and tattoo their upper body with tribal patterns, the women let their hair grow or braid it, possibly as part of their culture. The Eloi maintain the English language as merely a tradition handed down through generations and intellectual exercise, simular to modern Latin or Sanskrit, calling it "the stone language" or "De Lex," as they know of it only from surviving stone tablet inscriptions from our time. ("2002 Film")

Other Info


Notable Eloi

Intelligent Races
of the Time Machine universe
Prime Timeline HumansNeanderthalsMartiansHumanoid MartiansEloiMorlocksMorloiGrey MenCrab monstersButterfly creatures
Other Timelines WatchersUniversal Constructors
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