Earwen

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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:

I guess I just lost my husband / I don’t know where he went
So I’m gonna drink my money / I’m not gonna pay his rent (nope)
I got a brand new attitude / And I’m gonna wear it tonight

I’m telling you, this mix is pure gold.

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Angrod was a Ñoldorin Elf, the second son of Finarfin and lord of the Ñoldor of Dorthonion.

Angrod was the elder brother of Galadriel and Aegnor, and the younger brother of Finrod Felagund. InFA 6 he was received in Doriath by King Thingol wanting his permission to establish realms in Beleriand outside Thingol’s realm.

Together with Aegnor he held the northern slopes of the highlands of Dorthonion against Morgoth. They were both killed in the Dagor Bragollach. Along with his brothers and sister, they were the few princes of the West who could enter Doriath through their mother Eärwen of Alqualondë.

His wife was a Ñoldorin lady named Eldalótë (Edhellos in Sindarin). His son was Orodreth.

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Even among the Eldar she was accounted beautiful, and her hair was held a marvel unmatched. It was golden like the hair of her father and of her foremother Indis, but richer and more radiant, for its gold was touched by some memory of the starlike silver of her mother; and the Eldar said that the light of the Two Trees, Laurelin and Telperion, had been snared in her tresses.

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Eärwen, aka “Have you seen my Swans?” Part of the these aren’t the elves you’re looking for sketch series. Fanart.

Aliases: “Swan-Maiden of Alqualondë”

The Deets:

  • Daughter of Olwë, Wife of Finarfin. Mother of Finrod, Angrod, Aegnor, and Galadriel.

Claims to Fame:

  • Teleri princess in a nest full of Noldor
  • My kids are better than yours
  • Related to the Kinslayers by marriage
  • Related to the victims of the Kinslaying via Alqualondë
  • Probably a pro at those awkward family dinner things
  • The only one that didn’t marry an idiot

Survived the First Age?

  • Yes

See the original prompt here. See the master list of characters here.