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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. According to legend, the clan was founded by Tata, the second Elf to awake at Cuiviénen, his spouse Tatië and their 54 companions, but it was Finwë, the first Noldo to come to Valinor with Oromë, who became their king, and led most of them to Valinor. They speak Quenya in Valinor, but the exiles who returned to Middle-earth speak Sindarin. 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. ... Celeborn (portrayed by Marton Csokas), an Elf in Peter Jacksons adaptation of The Fellowship of the Ring. ... 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. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, the Awakening of the Elves is an event which took place long before the beginning of the First Age of Middle-earth. ... In the fictional works of J. R. R. Tolkien, Cuiviénen is the land where the Quendi or Elves awoke. ... Finwë is a fictional character in the fantasy universe of J.R.R. Tolkien. ... Oromë is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe, Middle-earth. ... A fan-created map of Aman and Valinor. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 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. ... Sindarin is an artificial language (or conlang) developed by J. R. R. Tolkien. ...


The Noldor are also known as Deep Elves, Golodhrim (by Sindarin-speakers) and Golug (by Orcs). The singular form of the noun is Noldo and the adjective is Noldorin. They are the Second Clan of the Elves in both order and size, the other clans being the Vanyar and the Teleri. They typically had dark hair (except for those who had Vanyarin blood, most prominently the members of the House of Finarfin). Sindarin is an artificial language (or conlang) developed by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... Orcs in Moria, from the 1978 animated film adaptation of The Lord of the Rings. ... In the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, the Vanyar are the highest of the High Elves. ... The main part of this article relates to the version of Middle-earths history that is considered canon by most Tolkien fans who accept such labels (see: Middle-earth canon). ... Finarfin is a character from J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth. ...

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The Noldor are accounted the greatest of the Elves in lore, warfare and smithcraft. Fëanor (son of Finwë by Míriel) was the greatest of their craftsmen, and their second and briefest-reigning High King. When Melkor killed Finwë and stole the Silmarils, Fëanor renamed Melkor: Morgoth ("Black Enemy"), and persuaded the Noldor to pursue him to Middle-earth and wage war against him. In J. R. R. Tolkiens legendarium, Fëanor is a fictional character who is central to Tolkiens mythology as told in The Silmarillion. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional Middle-earth, Míriel Þerindë (=Míriel Byrde, the broideress) was the first wife of Finwë, King of the Ñoldor. ... Morgoth Bauglir (Morgoth means The Dark Enemy, Bauglir is The Constrainer), originally named Melkor (He Who Arises in Might), is a fictional character of Middle-earth, created by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens legendarium, the Silmarils (Quenya Silmarilli) are three fictional sacred objects in the form of brilliant star-like jewels which contained the unmarred light of the Two Trees. ... A map of the Northwestern part of Middle-earth at the end of the Third Age, courtesy of the Encyclopedia of Arda. ...


The Noldor led by Fëanor demanded that the Teleri let them use their ships. When the Teleri refused, they took the ships by force, committing the first Kinslaying. A messenger from the Valar came and delivered the Prophecy of the North, pronouncing doom on the Noldor for the Kinslaying and warning that if they continued they would not recover the Silmarils and moreover that there would be great grief in the tragedy that would befall them. At this, some of the Noldor who had no hand in the Kinslaying, including Finarfin son of Finwë by Indis, returned to Valinor, and the Valar forgave them. Other Noldor led by Fingolfin son of Finwë by Indis (some of whom were blameless in the Kinslaying) remained determined to leave Valinor for Middle-earth. Prominent among these others was Finarfin's daughter, Galadriel. The main part of this article relates to the version of Middle-earths history that is considered canon by most Tolkien fans who accept such labels (see: Middle-earth canon). ... The Kinslaying at Alqualondë is an episode related to J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens mythology, the Valar (singular Vala) are the Powers of Arda, or direct representatives of Eru Ilúvatar (God). ... In the fiction of J.R.R. Tolkien, the Doom of Mandos, also called the Doom of the Ñoldor, the Curse of Mandos or the Prophecy of the North, was the judgement of the Valar pronounced on the Elves who carried out the Kinslaying at Alqualondë: Tears unnumbered ye shall... Finarfin is a character from J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional world of Middle-earth, Indis was the second wife of Finwë. She had two sons, Fingolfin and Finarfin, and two daughters, Findis and Irimë. She was also the stepmother to Fëanor. ... A fan-created map of Aman and Valinor. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Fingolfin was a High King of the Ñoldor in Beleriand, eldest son of Finwë and Indis, older brother of Finarfin, and the younger half-brother of Fëanor. ... Galadriel is a fictional character created by J. R. R. Tolkien. ...


The Noldor led by Fëanor crossed the sea to Middle-earth, leaving those led by Fingolfin, his half-brother, behind. Upon his arrival in Middle-earth, Fëanor had the ships burned. When the Noldor led by Fingolfin discovered their betrayal, they went farther north and crossed the sea at the Grinding Ice which cost them many lives. With the Silmarils stolen and the Two Trees destroyed by Melkor with the help of Ungoliant, the departure of the Noldor out of the Undying Lands marked the end of the Years of the Trees, and the beginning of the Years of the Sun when the Valar created the moon and the sun out of the remains of the Two Trees (from Telperion's last flower and Laurelin's last fruit). In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Helcaraxë or the Grinding Ice was an icy waste between the lands of Aman and Middle-earth. ... The Two Trees of Valinor in the fictional universe of J.R.R. Tolkiens Middle-earth are Telperion and Laurelin, the Silver Tree and the Gold that brought light to the Land of the Valar in ancient times. ... In the fictional world of Middle-earth, Ungoliant was an evil spirit in the form of a spider who dwelt in Avathar in the First Age. ... In the fictional writings of J. R. R. Tolkien, the Undying Lands are a realm inhabited by immortal beings. ... A map of Aman, courtesy of the Encyclopedia of Arda In J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth legendarium, the Years of the Trees are one of the three great time-periods of Arda. ... 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. ... The main part of this article relates to the version of Middle-earths history that is considered canon by most Tolkien fans who accept such labels (see: Middle-earth canon). ... The main part of this article relates to the version of Middle-earths history that is considered canon by most Tolkien fans who accept such labels (see: Middle-earth canon). ...


Fëanor's company was soon attacked by Morgoth. When Fëanor rode too far from his bodyguard during the Battle under Stars (year 1 of the First Age) he was attacked by several Balrogs including Gothmog, Lord of the Balrogs, who had issued forth from Angband, the enemy's fortress in the north. Despite a valiant attempt, Fëanor himself slaying a number of Balrogs, he was mortally wounded and would have been captured and taken to Angband had it not been for the swift arrival of his sons. However Fëanor died whilst being taken back to his own people. In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional Middle-earth, the Dagor-nuin-Giliath (Battle-under-Stars) was the second battle of the Wars of Beleriand, but the first fought by the Ñoldor. ... 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. ... A Balrog fighting Gandalf, as depicted by Ted Nasmith. ... 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. ... 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... In J. R. R. Tolkiens world of Middle-earth, the seven sons of Fëanor, the great Ñoldorin Prince, led their people from Valinor to rule over kingdoms in the Northeast of Beleriand: Maedhros the Tall, who ruled from the March of Maedhros, based at the hill of Himring...


Because Fëanor had taken the ships and left the Noldor led by his half-brother on the west side of the sea, the royal houses of the Noldor were feuding, but Fingon son of Fingolfin, whom Fëanor had left behind, saved Maedhros, son of Fëanor, from Morgoth's evil and the feud was settled. Maedhros was due to succeed Fëanor, but he regretted his part of the Kinslaying and left the High Kingship of the Noldor to his uncle Fingolfin, who became the third High King of the Noldor. His brothers did not agree to this, and began to refer to themselves as the Dispossessed, because the High Kingship had passed them by. In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Fingon, the Valiant was a High King of the Ñoldor in Beleriand during the First Age. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens legendarium, Maedhros (Y.T. ? – Y.S. 587) was the first son of Fëanor and Nerdanel. ...


Fingolfin reigned long in the land of Hithlum, and his younger son Turgon built the hidden city Gondolin. Fingolfin's reign was marked by warfare against Morgoth and in the year 75 of the First Age the Noldor started the siege of Angband, the great fortress of Morgoth. In the year 455 the siege was broken by Morgoth in the Battle of Sudden Flame, in which Morgoth conquered the north-eastern elvish realms, Ard-Galen, Lothlann and Dorthonion. Fingolfin rode to Angband and challenged Morgoth to single combat with him. He dealt Morgoth seven wounds but perished, and he was succeeded by his eldest son Fingon, who became the fourth High King of the Noldor. 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 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. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Gondolin was a hidden city of the Elves founded by Turgon in the First Age. ... 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. ... 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, Ard-galen (Green Region), later Anfauglith, was the wide green plain that lay north of the highlands of Dorthonion and south of Morgoths fortress of Angband in the Iron Mountains, in the First Age. ... Lothlan was a plain in J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Dorthonion (Land of Pines), later Taur-nu-Fuin, was a highland region of the First Age, lying immediately to the north of Beleriand, and south of the plains of Ard-galen (later Anfauglith) that bordered Morgoths stronghold of Thangorodrim. ...


In the year 471, Maedhros organized an all-out attack on Morgoth and this led to the Nirnaeth Arnoediad, the Battle of Unnumbered Tears. The battle was a great disaster for the Noldor, and Fingon the Valiant was slain. He was succeeded by his brother Turgon. The lives of the retreating Elves were bought dearly by the Edain, men loyal to the Lords of the west, and it was at this point that Húrin son of Huor was captured and taken to Angband, an act that years later lead to the fall of the Noldor's Hidden City, Gondolin. 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...


Turgon had withdrawn to Gondolin which was kept hidden from both Morgoth and other Elves. In 510, Gondolin was betrayed by Maeglin and sacked. During the attack Turgon was killed; however, many of his people escaped and found their way south. Turgon had had no sons, so Gil-galad, last surviving male descendant of a prince of the Noldor, became the sixth and last High King of the Noldor. In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Maeglin (F.A. 320-510) was an Elf, the son of Eöl the Dark Elf and Aredhel daughter of Fingolfin. ... Ereinion Gil-galad is a fictional character in J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth. ...


Finally the Valar came down to Middle-earth and in the year 583 the War of Wrath was fought and Morgoth was cast into the Void. But Beleriand sank into the sea, except for a part of Ossiriand (Lindon), and a few isles. The defeat of Morgoth marked the end of the First Age and the start of the Second Age. In J. R. R. Tolkiens mythology, the Valar (singular Vala) are the Powers of Arda, or direct representatives of Eru Ilúvatar (God). ... Combatants Host of the Valar, Edain Servants of Morgoth Commanders Eönwë, Eärendil Morgoth, Ancalagon the Black† Casualties Unknown Most balrogs, uncounted legions of Orcs In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, the War of Wrath, or the Great Battle was the final war against Morgoth at the... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Beleriand was the region of northwestern Middle-earth during the First Age. ... 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. ... The Second Age is a fictional time period from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ...


Gil-galad founded a new kingdom at Lindon, and ruled throughout the Second Age, longer than any of the High Kings except for Finwë. He was also accepted as High King by the Noldor of Eregion. But at the end of the Second Age his allies in Númenor violated their agreement with Eru to never set foot in Valinor, and as punishment their island was cast into the sea. Only Elendil, Isildur and Anárion, the lords who did not violate the Valar's agreement, came to Middle-earth and they founded the kingdoms of Arnor and Gondor. The Second Age is a fictional time period from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... location of Eregion in Middle-earth marked in red In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Eregion or Hollin was a kingdom of the Noldorin Elves in Eriador during the Second Age, located near the West Gate of Khazad-dûm under the shadow of the Hithaeglir (Misty Mountains). ... Númenor is a fictional location from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth and is intended to be his version of Atlantis. ... In Middle-earth, the fantasy universe of J. R. R. Tolkien, Elendil was a heroic figure. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth, Isildur was a Dúnadan of Númenor, elder son of Elendil. ... Anárion is a fictional character in J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth legendarium, born S.A. 3219 and killed S.A. 3440 (lived 221 years). ... In the fiction of J.R.R. Tolkien, Arnor, or the Northern Kingdom, was a kingdom of the Dúnedain in the land of Eriador in Middle-earth. ... Gondor is a fictional country in the southern part of J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth. ...


By this time Sauron had replaced his master Morgoth as the Dark Lord. He had deceived the Númenóreans and managed to return from Númenor to his refuge of Mordor. He hated the Númenóreans and Noldor, and attacked Eregion, destroying it, and tried to do the same to Gondor before it could take root. Both Elendil and Gil-galad set out for Mordor and defeated Sauron in the Battle of Dagorlad and finally in the Siege of Barad-dûr. There Gil-galad perished, and so ended the High Kingship of the Noldor. No new High King was elected, as no one claimed the throne. For this reason, the High Kingship of the Noldor was said to have passed overseas, to the Noldor of Valinor, ruled by Finarfin, the third son of Finwë who had never left. Because Tuor had been adopted by Turgon as a son, and had married his daughter Idril, Tuor's mortal descendants claimed the title High King: therefore Elros became first High King of Númenor, signifying this with the prefix Tar- (and later in Adûnaic Ar-). After the Downfall of Númenor, Elendil and his heirs of the older, northern line named themselves High Kings of Arnor, later signifying this with the royal prefix Ar(a)- in their names. Tuor's heirs did not, however, have a valid claim to the High Kingship of the Noldor, although his heir Elrond, who chose Elvish immortality, later was reckoned as a leader of the Noldor. Sauron (IPA: , Quenya: Abhorred) is the eponymous title character and main antagonist of The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... Mount Doom and Barad-dûr in Mordor, as depicted in the Peter Jackson film In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, Mordor is the dwelling place of Sauron, in the southeast of Middle-earth to the East of Anduin, the great river. ... location of Eregion in Middle-earth marked in red In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Eregion or Hollin was a kingdom of the Noldorin Elves in Eriador during the Second Age, located near the West Gate of Khazad-dûm under the shadow of the Hithaeglir (Misty Mountains). ... Combatants Last Alliance of Elves and Men Mordor Commanders Gil-galad, Elendil, Oropher†, Durin IV Sauron Casualties Unknown, 2/3 of the Silvan, including Oropher Unknown The Battle of Dagorlad took place in the Middle-earth fantasy world created by J.R.R. Tolkien. ... Combatants Last Alliance of Elves and Men Mordor Commanders Gil-galad†, Elendil†, Isildur Sauron Casualties Heavy, but unspecified. ... Tuor is a fictional character of J.R.R. Tolkiens Middle-earth. ... In the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, Idril Celebrindal is the daughter of Turgon and Elenwë, wife of Tuor, and the mother of Eärendil the Mariner. ... Elros Tar-Minyatur (F.A. 525 – S.A. 442, ruled 32 – 442 S.A.) is a fictional character of Middle-earth, created by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Adûnaic (language of the west) was the language of the Men of Númenor during the Second Age. ... Akallabêth is the fourth part of the fictional work The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... In the fiction of J.R.R. Tolkien, Arnor, or the Northern Kingdom, was a kingdom of the Dúnedain in the land of Eriador in Middle-earth. ... Spoiler warning: Elrond the Half-elven (F.A. 525 – ?) is a fictional character of Middle-earth, created by fantasy author J. R. R. Tolkien. ...


In the Third Age, the Noldor in Middle-earth dwindled, and by the end of the Third Age the only Noldor remaining in Middle-earth were in Rivendell and Lindon, with the exception of Galadriel in Lothlórien. The Third Age is a fictional time period from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... The Third Age is a fictional time period from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... Location of Rivendell in Middle-earth marked in red Rivendell (Sindarin: Imladris) is an Elven outpost in Middle-earth, a fictional realm created by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... Spoiler warning: In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Lindon is the land beyond the Ered Luin (Blue Mountains) in the northwest of Middle-earth. ... In J.R.R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, two places are known as Lórien, both exceptionally beautiful. ...


High Kings

  1. Finwë, first High King
  2. Fëanor, first son of Finwë
  3. Fingolfin, second son of Finwë.
  4. Fingon, first son of Fingolfin.
  5. Turgon, second son of Fingolfin. Turgon was Fingolfin's last living son.
  6. Gil-galad,son of Orodreth, son of Angrod, second son of Finarfin and the last High King of the Noldor in exile.

The nominal ruler of the Noldor in Valinor and later in Exile was their High King, of the House of Finwë. Succession was under agnatic primogeniture, but the sons of Fëanor were passed over after the eldes (Maedhros) gave up his claim to the title. After the death of Gil-galad there was no descendant of Finwë by the male line left in Middle-earth, and the High Kingship ended. Finwë is a fictional character in the fantasy universe of J.R.R. Tolkien. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens legendarium, Fëanor is a fictional character who is central to Tolkiens mythology as told in The Silmarillion. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Fingolfin was a High King of the Ñoldor in Beleriand, eldest son of Finwë and Indis, older brother of Finarfin, and the younger half-brother of Fëanor. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Fingon, the Valiant was a High King of the Ñoldor in Beleriand during the First Age. ... 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. ... Ereinion Gil-galad is a fictional character in J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth. ... Primogeniture is inheritance by the first-born of the entirety of a parents wealth, estate or office, or in the absence of children, by collateral relatives in order of seniority of the collateral line. ...


It is not known exactly how Finwë became High King: he may have been a descendant of the Noldorin primogen "Tata", or simply have been accepted as leader based on his status as ambassador to the Valar. The Noldor had many princely houses besides that of Finwë: Glorfindel of Gondolin and Gwindor of Nargothrond, while not related to Finwë, were princes in their own right. These lesses houses held no realms, however: all the Noldorin realms of Beleriand and later Eriador were ruled by a descendant of Finwë. In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Glorfindel is an Elf, a Noldo who appears in the tales of Middle-earth. ... Gwindor is a character in the works of J. R. R. Tolkien. ...


The Mannish descendants of Elros (the Kings of Arnor) now claimed the title High King, although there is no indication that this referred anything other than a High Kingship over the Dúnedain. As descendants through the female line Elros and his brother Elrond were not considered eligible, and Elrond indeed never claimed Kingship. The race of Men in J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth books, such as The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, refers to humanity and does not denote gender. ... Elros Tar-Minyatur (F.A. 525 – S.A. 442, ruled 32 – 442 S.A.) is a fictional character of Middle-earth, created by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... This is a list of kings of Arnor from the fictional universe of Middle-earth novels by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional lands of Middle-earth, the Dúnedain (singular: Dúnadan) were the Men who descended from the Númenóreans who survived the fall of their island kingdom and came to Eriador in Middle-earth led by Elendil and his sons, Isildur and... Spoiler warning: Elrond the Half-elven (F.A. 525 – ?) is a fictional character of Middle-earth, created by fantasy author J. R. R. Tolkien. ...


It is perhaps notable that Galadriel, the last of the House of Finwë in Middle-earth (other than the Half-elven) and Gil-galad's great-aunt, likewise never claimed a king title let alone the title of High Queen. Indeed the only known Elven Kingdom in Middle-earth after the Second Age was the Silvan Elf realm of Mirkwood, ruled by the Sinda Thranduil. Galadriel is a fictional character created by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, the Half-elven (Sindarin singular Peredhel, plural Peredhil), are the children of the union of Elves and Men. ... In popular tradition and mythology, silvans (alternatively sylvans) are creatures or people associated with trees. ... In the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, the fictional Sindar (meaning Grey People, singular Sinda, although the later term was not generally used by Tolkien) are Elves of Telerin descent. ... King Thranduil was a character in the fictitious world of Middle-earth created by J. R. R. Tolkien. ...


As Finwë was never allowed to take bodily form again within Arda (as per the rules of the Statute of Finwë and Míriel), exactly who — if anyone — succeeded him as High King of the Noldor in Aman is in doubt. One possibility is that Finarfin, who had ruled over the Noldor of Tirion ever since the majority of the Noldor under Fëanor had left, now held the title. It is not known if Fingolfin or one of his sons was ever allowed to leave the Halls of Mandos after their death. However, even if they had been allowed to return to life, it is not likely that they regained the title. Another possibility is that, in Aman, there was no High King other than Ingwë. In the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, Arda is the name given to the Earth in a period of fictional prehistory, wherein the places mentioned in The Lord of the Rings and related material once existed. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional Middle-earth, Míriel Þerindë (=Míriel Byrde, the broideress) was the first wife of Finwë, King of the Ñoldor. ... 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. ... Mandos is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe, Middle-earth. ... In the fictional universe of J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth, Ingwë is the leader of the first Kindred of Elves called the Vanyar and the uncle of Indis, wife of Finwë. His name means first one, Chief in Quenya. ...


House of Finwë

Main article: House of Finwë

(Version deviates from the published Silmarillion — see note at end. High Kings are numbered.) Heraldic device of Finwë. In J. R. R. Tolkien’s legendarium, the House of Finwë was the royal house of the Ñoldor. ...

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Eärwen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Seven sons
 
 
 
Turgon5
 
Elenwë
 
 
Argon
 
Finrod
 
Angrod
 
Aegnor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Celebrimbor
 
Fingon4
 
 
 
 
 
Aredhel
 
Eöl
 
 
Orodreth
 
Celeborn
 
Galadriel
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tuor
 
Idril
 
 
 
Maeglin
 
Gil-galad6
 
 
Finduilas
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eärendil
 
Elwing
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Elros
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Elrond
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Celebrían
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aragorn
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Arwen
 
 
 
 
Elladan and Elrohir
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eldarion
 
At least two daughters
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kings of
Reunited Kingdom
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional Middle-earth, Míriel Þerindë (=Míriel Byrde, the broideress) was the first wife of Finwë, King of the Ñoldor. ... Finwë is a fictional character in the fantasy universe of J.R.R. Tolkien. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional world of Middle-earth, Indis was the second wife of Finwë. She had two sons, Fingolfin and Finarfin, and two daughters, Findis and Irimë. She was also the stepmother to Fëanor. ... Nerdanel is a fictional character from the fantasy universe of J.R.R. Tolkiens Middle-earth. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens legendarium, Fëanor is a fictional character who is central to Tolkiens mythology as told in The Silmarillion. ... The main part of this article relates to the version of Middle-earths history that is considered canon by most Tolkien fans who accept such labels (see: Middle-earth canon). ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Fingolfin was a High King of the Ñoldor in Beleriand, eldest son of Finwë and Indis, older brother of Finarfin, and the younger half-brother of Fëanor. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, Anairë is the wife of Fingolfin. ... The main part of this article relates to the last versions of Middle-earths history, and as such may controvert parts of The Silmarillion. ... Finarfin is a character from J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth. ... In the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, Eärwen is a daughter of Olwë, wife of Finarfin, and mother of Galadriel, Finrod, Angrod, and Aegnor. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens world of Middle-earth, the seven sons of Fëanor, the great Ñoldorin Prince, led their people from Valinor to rule over kingdoms in the Northeast of Beleriand: Maedhros the Tall, who ruled from the March of Maedhros, based at the hill of Himring... 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. ... Elenwë is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth legendarium. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Argon was the fourth child of Fingolfin, High King of the Ñoldor in Beleriand. ... The main part of this article relates to the version of Middle-earths history that is considered canon by most Tolkien fans who accept such labels (see: Middle-earth canon). ... In J.R.R. Tolkiens Middle-earth universe, Angrod was a son of Finarfin and lord of the Ñoldor. ... Aegnor is a fictional character from J.R.R. Tolkiens Middle-earth legendarium. ... Celebrimbor is a fictional character In J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Fingon, the Valiant was a High King of the Ñoldor in Beleriand during the First Age. ... Aredhel is a fictional character created by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Eöl, always called the Dark Elf was an Elf of Beleriand. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Orodreth was an Elf of the First Age, the son of Angrod and nephew of Finrod Felagund, and a ruler of Nargothrond. ... In the J. R. R. Tolkien work The Lord of the Rings, Lord Celeborn (pronounced with a hard c as in cake) was the Elven husband of Galadriel; Lord of the Galadhrim; and co-ruler along with Galadriel of Lothlórien. ... Galadriel is a fictional character created by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... Tuor is a fictional character of J.R.R. Tolkiens Middle-earth. ... In the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, Idril Celebrindal is the daughter of Turgon and Elenwë, wife of Tuor, and the mother of Eärendil the Mariner. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Maeglin (F.A. 320-510) was an Elf, the son of Eöl the Dark Elf and Aredhel daughter of Fingolfin. ... Ereinion Gil-galad is a fictional character in J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Finduilas was an Elf of the First Age, the daughter of Orodreth, ruler of Nargothrond, and sister to Gil-galad. ... For the Anglo-Saxon name, see Earendel. ... Elwing is a character of Middle-earth, created by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... Elros Tar-Minyatur (F.A. 525 – S.A. 442, ruled 32 – 442 S.A.) is a fictional character of Middle-earth, created by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... Spoiler warning: Elrond the Half-elven (F.A. 525 – ?) is a fictional character of Middle-earth, created by fantasy author J. R. R. Tolkien. ... Celebrían is a fictional character created by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens legendarium, Aragorn is a fictional character appearing in The Lord of the Rings. ... Arwen Undómiel is a character from the fictional Middle-earth universe created by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... Elladan and Elrohir are fictional characters in J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth, the twin sons of Elrond Half-elven and Celebrían. ... Spoiler warning: Eldarion Telcontar is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... Probable area of the reunited kingdom in Middle-earth marked in red Properly, the Reunited Kingdom of Arnor and Gondor is a fictional realm from J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth. ...

Other versions of the legendarium

In the early versions of Tolkien's Middle-earth legendarium (see: The History of Middle-earth), the Noldor were most often called Noldoli or Gnomes. They were still called Gnomes in early editions of The Hobbit. They were also the ones who spoke the language that later became Sindarin (then called Gnomish). A legendarium is a book or series of books consisting of a collection of legends. ... The History of Middle-earth is a 12-volume series of books that collect and analyse material relating to the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, compiled and edited by his son, Christopher Tolkien. ... Gnome can refer to many different things: Gnome — a mythical creature The GNOME desktop — a desktop environment for computers running Unix and Unix-like operating systems. ... The Hobbit is a novel written by J. R. R. Tolkien in the tradition of the fairy tale. ... Sindarin is an artificial language (or conlang) developed by J. R. R. Tolkien. ...


The spelling Ñoldor rather than Noldor is used in later writings, but even in earlier versions the name Noldo came from a Primitive Quendian stem *NGolodo, which led to NGoldo (Ñoldo) in Quenya and 'Golodh' in Sindarin. The posthumously published and edited version of The Silmarillion uses the "Noldor" form. In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, Primitive Quendian is the proto-language of the Quendi, or Elves, which they spoke soon after their Awakening. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Sindarin is an artificial language (or conlang) developed by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... 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. ...


The family tree given above is correct in the placement of Orodreth and Gil-galad: Orodreth was Angrod's son, and Gil-galad was Orodreth's son, thus the grandson of Angrod and great-grandson of Finarfin, and brother to Finduilas. These are wrongly placed in the published Silmarillion. (See Orodreth and Gil-galad articles for details). Argon, the third son of Fingolfin, does not appear in the published Silmarillion at all. In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Orodreth was an Elf of the First Age, the son of Angrod and nephew of Finrod Felagund, and a ruler of Nargothrond. ... Ereinion Gil-galad is a fictional character in J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth. ... In J.R.R. Tolkiens Middle-earth universe, Angrod was a son of Finarfin and lord of the Ñoldor. ... Ereinion Gil-galad is a fictional character in J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth. ... In J.R.R. Tolkiens Middle-earth universe, Angrod was a son of Finarfin and lord of the Ñoldor. ... Finarfin is a character from J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Finduilas was an Elf of the First Age, the daughter of Orodreth, ruler of Nargothrond, and sister to Gil-galad. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Argon was the fourth child of Fingolfin, High King of the Ñoldor in Beleriand. ... In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, Fingolfin was a High King of the Ñoldor in Beleriand, eldest son of Finwë and Indis, older brother of Finarfin, and the younger half-brother of Fëanor. ...


 
 

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