Anonymous asked: “hi! i am rereading the silmarillion after many years and i’m having some trouble with the noldorin royal family’s relationships. do you know a chart that shows who was on especially good terms with who and who disliked who? or if it interests you can you talk a bit about it? i love your blog!”
Oh boy, Anon, you said the magic words: Noldor and chart. So have four! First a family tree to help keep the relations straight. Then a chart showing members of the family described by Tolkien as being on especially friendly or unfriendly terms. Then a chart showing everyone’s reaction to the Oath of Feanor, and finally one showing the lineup for the departure of the Noldor from Valinor.
If you’d like to read more about the Noldorin royal family and their complicated relationships, I’ve got plenty more posts for you:
Now rumour came to the camp in Hithlum of the march of Fingolfin and those that followed him, who had crossed the Grinding Ice; and all the world lay then in wonder at the coming of the Moon. But as the host of Fingolfin marched into Mithrim the Sun rose flaming in the West; and Fingolfin unfurled his blue and silver banners, and blew his horns, and flowers sprang beneath his marching feet, and the ages of the stars were ended. At the uprising of the great light the servants of Morgoth fled into Angband, and Fingolfin passed unopposed through the fastness of Dor Daedeloth while his foes hid beneath the earth. Then the Elves smote upon the gates of Angband, and the challenge of their trumpets shook the towers of Thangorodrim; and Maedhros heard them amid his torment and cried aloud, but his voice was lost in the echoes of the stone.
"Of the Return of the Noldor" - The Silmarillion - J.R.R. Tolkien (x)(x)
——————-> FULL VIEW HERE <—————— This is like a continuation of the other graphic where were detailed the genealogy of the Peoples (manish races) of Middle Earth. This is the time of the Elves, from their awakening in Cuivienen to the late Third Age of the Sun and the divisions their had with the passing of time. I added some non-canon information (mainly for the Avari) taken from MERP sources.
In which I like to imagine Fingolfin as every overworked teacher on every schooltrip ever:
Feanor:Let the ships burn!
Fingolfin:oh crap oh crap he did the thing
Noldor:well now what?
Fingolfin:now we FORM AN ORDERLY LINE, nobody panic I'm sure the grinding ice is LOVELY this time of year, no Finrod we don't have time to go back for Amarie, you can send her a postcard. FINGON SLOW DOWN, I'm sure Nelyo is doing just fine for the moment. Are you sure that's all you're wearing Elenwe? Alright then. EVERYONE STICK TOGETHER- Turgon I don't care if you're trying detached parenting techniques that child should be wearing shoes.
But soon after there came the first Dawn of the Sun, and it was like a great fire upon the towers of the Pelori, and the clouds of Middle-earth were kindled, and all the mists of the world smoked and glowed like gold. Then Fingolfin unfurled his blue and silver banners, and flowers awoke from the Sleep of Yavanna and sprang up beneath the feet of his host.
Nerdanel is out for ladies’ night with the other moms and aunties so that means Elf Papas have to babysit. Warm-up piece (kind of??) for Nolofinwean week. Also because I love this family a lot.
from left to right: Fingon & Maedhros, little Angrod & Aegnor, Fëanor & little Curufin, little Caranthir & Argon, Fingolfin with little Turgon and Aredhel, Amrod & Amras, Finarfin & little Galadriel, Celegorm, Finrod and Maglor.