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Encyclopedia > Fingon
Character from Tolkien's Legendarium
Name Fingon
Other names Findekáno
Titles Prince of the Noldor
High King of the Noldor
Race Elves
Culture Noldor, House of Fingolfin
Date of death Y.S. 471
Realm Valinor, Middle-earth
Book(s) The Silmarillion
The main part of this article relates to a version of Middle-earth's history that is considered canon by many Tolkien fans (see: Middle-earth canon); it may contradict parts of The Silmarillion or other texts. This subject's portrayal in other versions is discussed in the concept and creation section.

In J. R. R. Tolkien's legendarium, Fingon was a Noldorin Elf, the eldest son of Fingolfin, older brother of Turgon, Aredhel, and Argon. His name was a Sindarin form of his Quenya name Findekáno (Q. 'fin'=skill, 'káne'=hero).[1] John Ronald Reuel Tolkien CBE (3 January 1892 – 2 September 1973) was an English writer and university professor who is best known as the author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, as well as many other works. ... A legendarium is a book or series of books consisting of a collection of legends. ... (In the context of property law, title refers to ownership or documents of ownership; see title (property). ... In the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, the Noldor (meaning those with knowledge) are of the second clan of the Elves who came to Aman, the Tatyar. ... Here is a complete bestiary of the People, Creatures and Mystical Beings of Middle-earth as written about in the mythology of J. R. R. Tolkien. ... Celeborn (portrayed by Marton Csokas), an Elf in Peter Jacksons adaptation of The Fellowship of the Ring. ... Culture (from the Latin cultura stemming from colere, meaning to cultivate), generally refers to patterns of human activity and the symbolic structures that give such activity significance. ... Heraldic device of Finwë. In J. R. R. Tolkien’s legendarium, the House of Finwë was the royal house of the Ñoldor. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, the Years of the Sun are the last of the three great time-periods of Arda, together with the Years of the Lamps and the Years of the Trees. ... This is a list of the known realms of Arda in J. R. R. Tolkiens legendarium. ... A fan-created map of Aman and Valinor. ... A map of the Northwestern part of Middle-earth at the end of the Third Age, courtesy of the Encyclopedia of Arda. ... The Silmarillion is a collection of J. R. R. Tolkiens works, edited and published posthumously by his son Christopher R. Tolkien, with assistance from fantasy fiction writer Guy Gavriel Kay. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Tolkien fandom is an international, informal community of fans of the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, especially of the Middle-earth legendarium which includes The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit and The Silmarillion. ... ... This article discusses the concept of literary ‘canon’ as it might be applied to J. R. R. Tolkien’s fictional Middle-earth legendarium. ... The Silmarillion is a collection of J. R. R. Tolkiens works, edited and published posthumously by his son Christopher R. Tolkien, with assistance from fantasy fiction writer Guy Gavriel Kay. ... John Ronald Reuel Tolkien CBE (3 January 1892 – 2 September 1973) was an English writer and university professor who is best known as the author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, as well as many other works. ... A legendarium is a book or series of books consisting of a collection of legends. ... In the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, the Noldor (meaning those with knowledge) are of the second clan of the Elves who came to Aman, the Tatyar. ... Celeborn (portrayed by Marton Csokas), an Elf in Peter Jacksons adaptation of The Fellowship of the Ring. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens legendarium, Fingolfin was a High King of the Noldor in Beleriand, second eldest son of Finwë, full brother of Finarfin, and half-brother of Fëanor, who was the eldest of Finwës sons. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Turgon the Wise is an Elven king of the Ñoldor, second son of Fingolfin, brother to Fingon, Aredhel and Argon, and ruler of the hidden city of Gondolin. ... Aredhel is a fictional character created by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Argon was the fourth child of Fingolfin, High King of the Ñoldor in Beleriand. ... Sindarin is an artificial language (or conlang) developed by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

Jenny Dolfen's portrayal of Fingon rescuing Maedhros from Thangorodrim
Jenny Dolfen's portrayal of Fingon rescuing Maedhros from Thangorodrim

Contents

The Silmarillion is a collection of J. R. R. Tolkiens works, edited and published posthumously by his son Christopher R. Tolkien, with assistance from fantasy fiction writer Guy Gavriel Kay. ... Image File history File links MaedhrosRescue. ... Image File history File links MaedhrosRescue. ... Jenny Dolfen (b. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens legendarium, Maedhros (Y.T. ? – Y.S. 587) was the first son of Fëanor and Nerdanel. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Thangorodrim (oppression mountain group) was a group of three volcanic mountains in the Iron Mountains in the north of Middle-earth during the First Age. ...

Biography

Fingon went with his father and most other Noldor, who pursued Morgoth, from Aman to Middle-earth at the beginning of the First Age. He achieved renown soon after for his daring rescue of Maedhros, who had been captured by Morgoth from Thangorodrim. After this act of friendship, regretting the desertion of Fingolfin's host, Maedhros yielded his right for kingship to the house of Fingolfin. Fingolfin gave Fingon a domain in Dor-lómin, in the west of Hithlum, where he did good service during the Siege of Angband; defeating Orcs that attempted to go around to the north and attack Hithlum from the west, and then later the first to fight against the dragon Glaurung when he first came forth from Angband. In the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, the Noldor (meaning those with knowledge) are of the second clan of the Elves who came to Aman, the Tatyar. ... Morgoth Bauglir (originally known as Melkor) is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth legendarium. ... In J.R.R. Tolkiens legendarium, Aman (blessed realm) is a continent that lies to the west of Middle-earth (although it lay in another dimension during the time of The Lord of the Rings), across the great ocean Belegaer. ... A map of the Northwestern part of Middle-earth at the end of the Third Age, courtesy of the Encyclopedia of Arda. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, the First Age began with the awakening of the Elves, and ended with the final overthrow of Morgoth by the combined armies of Valinor and Beleriand. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens legendarium, Maedhros (Y.T. ? – Y.S. 587) was the first son of Fëanor and Nerdanel. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Thangorodrim (oppression mountain group) was a group of three volcanic mountains in the Iron Mountains in the north of Middle-earth during the First Age. ... In the liteary works of J.R.R. Tolkien The House of Fingolfin, a Kingly House of the Noldor which was founded by Fingolfin, son of Finwe who was the First High-King of the Noldor, despite Fingolfin being the younger brother of Feanor the eldest son of Finwe. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Dor-lómin was a part of the land of Hithlum in Middle-earth. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, Hithlum is the region north of Beleriand near the Helcaraxë. Hithlum was separated from Beleriand proper by the Ered Wethrin mountain chain, and was named after the sea mists which formed there at times: Hithlum is Sindarin for Mist... The Siege of Angband in J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth fictional universe, was the leaguer of the Ñoldor around the fortress of Morgoth in the early centuries of the First Age, which began following the Dagor Aglareb. ... Orcs in Moria, from the 1978 animated film adaptation of The Lord of the Rings. ... J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth features dragons closely based on those of European legend. ... Known as The Deceiver,The Golden, and the Worm of Greed, Glaurung was the first and greatest of the land-bound fire-breathing Dragon, in J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional Middle-earth legendarium. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional world of Middle-earth, Angband (Sindarin for Hells of Iron, although the literal meaning is iron prison) is the name of the fortress of Melkor, constructed before the First Age, located in the Iron Mountains in the enemys realm Dor Daedeloth north...


Fingon became High King when Fingolfin died fighting Morgoth after the Dagor Bragollach. Seven years later, Morgoth's forces invaded Hithlum, and Fingon was hard-pressed and outnumbered, but rescued by Círdan and his people of the Falas, who came up the Firth of Drengist in their ships. Morgoth Bauglir (originally known as Melkor) is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth legendarium. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional Middle-earth, the Dagor Bragollach was the fourth battle of the Wars of Beleriand, known as the Battle of Sudden Flame. ... In the fiction of J.R.R. Tolkien, Círdan (ship-maker in Sindarin) the Shipwright is a Teleri Elf (of which he was one of the wisest princes), a great mariner and shipwright, lord of the Falas during much of the First Age, the wisest and perhaps the second... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, The Falas (Coast or Shore) was an area on the west coast of Beleriand, south of Nevrast. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, Hithlum is the region north of Beleriand near the Helcaraxë. Hithlum was separated from Beleriand proper by the Ered Wethrin mountain chain, and was named after the sea mists which formed there at times: Hithlum is Sindarin for Mist...


In the Battle of the Nirnaeth Arnoediad, Fingon was nearly victorious; but at the end he was killed by Gothmog Lord of Balrogs. Combatants Angband Sons of Fëanor, Himring, Amon Ereb, Hithlum, Falas, Edain, Gondolin, Belegost, Nargothrond Commanders Morgoth, Gothmog, Glaurung, Ulfang† Maedhros, Fingon†, Gwindor, Turgon, Azaghâl†, Bór†, Húrin, Huor† In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, the Nirnaeth Arnoediad or (Battle of) Unnumbered Tears... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, Gothmog was the Lord of the Balrogs and the High-Captain of Angband, one of the chief servants of the Dark Lord Morgoth with a rank equal to that of Sauron. ... A Balrog fighting Gandalf, as depicted by Ted Nasmith. ...


Turgon became by right the High King of the Noldor, although after the battle he returned to the secrecy of Gondolin. In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Gondolin was a hidden city of the Elves founded by Turgon in the First Age. ...


Other versions of the legendarium

In the published Silmarillion, edited by Christopher Tolkien, Fingon is the father of Gil-galad, but this reflects a short lived idea not reflected in other texts, and has been described by Christopher Tolkien as an editorial mistake. Elsewhere Fingon is said "to have no wife or children". Argon does not appear in the published Silmarillion at all. The Silmarillion is a collection of J. R. R. Tolkiens works, edited and published posthumously by his son Christopher, with the assistance of fantasy fiction writer Guy Gavriel Kay. ... Christopher Reuel Tolkien (born November 21, 1924) is best known as the third son of author J. R. R. Tolkien (1892-1973), and as the editor of much of his fathers posthumously published work. ... Ereinion Gil-galad is a fictional character in J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth. ...


See also

  • House of Finwë

Heraldic device of Finwë. In J. R. R. Tolkien’s legendarium, the House of Finwë was the royal house of the Ñoldor. ...

References

  1. ^ J. R. R. Tolkien (1987). Christopher Tolkien (ed.): The Lost Road and Other Writings. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, "The Etymologies". ISBN 0-395-45519-7.
Vacant
Title last held by
None; Line established
King of Dor-lómin Succeeded by
Hador
Preceded by
Fingolfin
King of Mithrim Vacant
High King of the Noldor Succeeded by
Turgon

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien CBE (3 January 1892 – 2 September 1973) was an English writer and university professor who is best known as the author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, as well as many other works. ... Christopher Reuel Tolkien (born November 21, 1924) is best known as the third son of author J. R. R. Tolkien (1892-1973), and as the editor of much of his fathers posthumously published work. ... ... The Lost Road and Other Writings is the fifth volume of The History of Middle-earth, a series of compilations of drafts and essays written by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... Houghton Mifflin Company is a leading educational publisher in the United States. ... Look up king in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Dor-lómin was a part of the land of Hithlum in Middle-earth. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Hador was a Lord of Men during the First Age. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens legendarium, Fingolfin was a High King of the Noldor in Beleriand, second eldest son of Finwë, full brother of Finarfin, and half-brother of Fëanor, who was the eldest of Finwës sons. ... Look up king in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... In the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, Mithrim is a land of Middle-earth. ... In the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, the Noldor (meaning those with knowledge) are of the second clan of the Elves who came to Aman, the Tatyar. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Turgon the Wise is an Elven king of the Ñoldor, second son of Fingolfin, brother to Fingon, Aredhel and Argon, and ruler of the hidden city of Gondolin. ...

The House of Fingolfin

 
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Fingon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (244 words)
Tolkien, Fingon, "the Valiant" was a High King of the Ñoldor in Beleriand during the First Age.
Fingon went with his father and people from Aman to Middle-earth at the beginning of the First Age.
In the published Silmarillion Fingon was the father of Gil-galad, but this was an editorial mistake by Christopher Tolkien, and is said "to have no wife or children".
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