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In J. R. R.
Tolkien's legendarium, the
Elves are one of the races of Arda. They appear in The Hobbit and in The
Lord of the Rings, but their complex history is described
in full only in The Silmarillion, edited and
published after Tolkien's death. More details about them are given
in the author's other writings edited and published since then,
such as Unfinished Tales and The History of
Middle-earth. The History of Middle-earth also
reveals their textual and conceptual history, as Tolkien had been
writing about Elves long before The Hobbit was
The following is an alphabetically ordered list of
Elves that are mentioned by name in Tolkien's works. This
list excludes the Half-elven such as Elrond and Arwen.
Tolkien devised several names (s. essë) for many of his
Elves, most having some meanings in his Elvish languages Quenya and Sindarin. In brief, there are four types of
Elven names, distinguished by the giver:
- "father-name" (ataressë), given by the father
- "mother-name" (amilessë), given by the mother
- "after-name" (epessë), given by others later in
- "self-name" (kilmessë), given by oneself
In applicable cases, these alternate names are mentioned after
the most significant or common ones they have in Tolkien's
writings, as are variant, superseded names in writings which belong
to earlier phases in the development of the stories.
Elves appearing only in superseded writings, like Legolas of
Gondolin (distinct from Legolas
of Mirkwood), are marked with an asterisk (*).
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- Aegnor was a Noldorin Elf, a
son of Finarfin and lord
of the Noldor.
- Aegnor was the elder brother of Galadriel and younger brother of Finrod Felagund
and Angrod; together with them
joined the Exile of the Noldor from Valinor. Aegnor was "renowned
as one of the most valiant of the warriors...; in wrath or battle
the light of his eyes was like flame [which gave rise to his
'prophetic' mother-name], though otherwise he was a generous and
- Later in Beleriand he was a vassal of Finrod and together with
Angrod held the highlands of Dorthonion against Morgoth, but both were slain in the Dagor
- Aegnor never married. He was in love with the human Andreth,
but because it was wartime did not make his intentions towards her
clear, and was killed soon after.
- The name Aegnor (pronounced [ˈaeɡnɔr]), is a Sindarized form of his Quenya mother-name Aikanáro or
Aikanár ([aikaˈnaːrɔ]), meaning "Fell-fire", apparently
given with regards to his character. His father-name was
Ambaráto (in Telerin Quenya), meaning "High Noble".
- In earlier versions of Tolkien's books (cf. The History of
Middle-earth), the character's name was
Egnor. In some of the earliest stories
(cf. The Book of Lost Tales),
this was the name of the father of Beren (who then was a Noldorin Elf, not a Man as in
later writings). It is unlikely that this earlier Egnor was the
- The name Aegnor was assigned to the movie-only
character Figwit for the trading card
- Amarië (pronounced [aˈmarɪɛ]) was a Vanyarin Elf who was in love with Finrod
Felagund, and he with her. She did not follow him to
Middle-earth. Finrod never married anyone else while in
Middle-earth. It is noted in The Lay of Leithian that
Finrod was soon allowed to return to life in Valinor, and "now
dwells with Amarië", so they probably were wed later.
- Amdír was an Elven king during the Second Age. He only
appears in Unfinished Tales, a posthumously
published collection of writings edited by Tolkien's son Christopher. He was conceived as a
Sindarin Elf from Doriath
who left east into Eriador after the War of Wrath. He took over the realm of
Lórinand (later called Lothlórien) from Silvan Elves who had had no lords before,
south of where Oropher (father of Thranduil the Elvenking of The Hobbit and
grandfather of Legolas of
The Lord of the Rings)
established a realm among the Silvan Elves of Mirkwood.
- Tolkien wrote that Amdír was killed in the War of the Last
Alliance of Elves and Men in S.A. 3434, during the Battle of Dagorlad. He and his troops were
cut off from their allies into marshland, where more than half of
them, including the King, were lost. The area later became known as
the Dead Marshes.
After his death his son Amroth became
King of Lórinand.
- In another version of the events, Tolkien called the character
- Amras was the twin brother of Amrod, son of Fëanor and Nerdanel. Together they were the youngest
of seven children, all male. Amras followed his father and his
brothers to Middle-earth to war against the Dark Lord Morgoth, against the wishes of
the their guardians, the angelic, even godlike Valar.
- Amras' father-name in Quenya is Telufinwë,
"Last Finwë" (after his grandfather Finwë; also he was the youngest and last son).
His mother-name was originally Ambarussa
"top-russet", referring to his red hair (most of Tolkien's named
Elves have dark hair). He shared this name with Amrod. Later
Nerdanel later called him Umbarto, "the Fated".
His father, disturbed by it, changed it to
Ambarto. Nevertheless, both twins called each
- Amrod was the twin brother of Amras son of Fëanor and Nerdanel.
Amras followed his father and his brothers on their venture to
- Amrod's father-name in Quenya is Pityafinwë,
"Little Finwë". His mother-name is Ambarussa, as
was Amras's originally.
- Amroth, son of Amdír, was a Sindarin Elf who succeeded his father as Lord
of Lórien. He grew tired of Middle-earth and journeyed south to Edhellond, an old haven of his people,
together with Nimrodel, his beloved.
- However, Nimrodel was lost in the Ered Nimrais, and
Amroth delayed his departure to Valinor. As he finally set sail, he thought he
saw Nimrodel on the quays, and he jumped overboard to swim back to
her. He drowned in the Bay of Belfalas and never returned
- Dol Amroth in
southern Gondor is named for
him, as are several places in Lórien.
- In earlier versions of the legendarium, Amroth was
briefly Galadriel and Celeborn's son, brother to Celebrían, but this
idea was dropped.
- Angrod (German pronunciation: [ˈaŋɡrɔd]) was a
son of Finarfin and lord
of the Noldor.
- Angrod was the elder brother of Galadriel and Aegnor, and the younger
brother of Finrod Felagund. He joined the Exile
of the Noldor to Middle-earth, where together with Aegnor
he held the highlands of Dorthonion against Morgoth. Aegnor and Angrod were both killed in
- His wife was an Elven lady named Eldalótë. His son was Orodreth, who escaped to Nargothrond when his
father was slain. Angrod was thus the grandfather of Gil-galad, Orodreth's
- His name was a Sindarized form of his Telerin Quenya name Angaráto [aŋɡaˈraːtɔ], which means "Iron-noble". This is
a reference to his hands of great strength and an early received
epessë Angamaitë 'iron-handed'.
- In the published The Silmarillion, Orodreth is given
as Angrod's brother instead, following non-final versions of the
story. This was an editorial decision by Christopher
Tolkien which he admitted as a mistake.
- Aredhel is the daughter of Fingolfin and Anairë, sister of Fingon, Turgon and Argon, and mother of Maeglin. She was also known as
"Ar-Feiniel" which in one translation means "The White Lady of the
Noldor", as it is said that she was very pale, and wore only silver
and white clothes.
- Argon was the fourth child of Fingolfin, High King of the Noldor in Beleriand. His mother was Anairë, and his brothers
were Fingon, and Turgon. He had an older sister,
- His Quenya name was
Arakáno ("High Commander"), named so partially for
his character. Argon set foot on Middle-earth with his father and brothers,
but he was killed during the Dagor-nuin-Giliath.
- Arakáno thus never received a true Sindarin name, but Argon was
later devised for him in the records. It is recorded that this
later became a popular name under the Eldar.
- Argon does not appear in the published The
Silmarillion at all, as he only came to light in very late
writings by Tolkien.
- Beleg is a great archer of the First Age and comrade of Túrin
- He is called Beleg Cúthalion, Beleg
After Turin was captured by Orcs, by the treachery of Mim the
Petty Dwarf, Beleg set out to rescue Turin. A few nights after
Turin's capture, Beleg met a elf named Gwindor, and they together
on that same night found the horde of Orcs that had captured Turin.
Beleg untied Turin from a tree, where the Orcs had tied him up to
get him drunk and mock him. When Beleg had carried Turin far enough
to be out of the reach of the Orcs, he began to cut Turin's bonds.
As he was cutting, Beleg accidentally stabbed Turin's hand,
terribly frightening Turin. Therefore, Turin, not knowing what was
going on, grabbed the sword from Beleg and killed him. Just after
that moment, Turin realized what he had done, and yelled a yell
that frightened the whole horde of Orcs. After a long while of
grief, Turin and Gwindor buried Beleg.
- Caranthir was a son of Fëanor and Nerdanel, called "The Dark".
- Celeborn is the husband of Galadriel and co-ruler, along with her, of Lothlórien. He is
the father of Celebrían, the wife of Elrond, and thus the
grandfather of Arwen Evenstar
and her older brothers Elladan and Elrohir. He is also a
kinsman of Thingol.
- Tolkien also calls him Teleporno.
- Celebrían is the daughter of Celeborn and Galadriel, wife of Elrond, and mother of Elrohir, Elladan and Arwen. She was referred to as "Lady
of Rivendell". Her name means "silver queen" in Sindarin.
- Celebrimbor was the son of Curufin and grandson of Fëanor and Nerdanel. He was a leading figure in the
making of the Rings of Power, and made the Three Rings of the
- Celegorm was a son of Fëanor and Nerdanel, called "The Fair".
- Círdan (pronounced [ˈkiːrdan]) ('ship-maker' in Sindarin) is a Telerin Elf, a great mariner and shipwright. He has a
beard, which was rare for Elves; but he was of great age at the
time of the War
of the Ring (15,000 years estimated), being perhaps the oldest
of all the Elves remaining in Middle-earth.
- "Círdan" is an after-name describing his occupation. His true
name was Nōwē.
- Curufin was a son of Fëanor and Nerdanel, called "The Crafty".
- Daeron was the loremaster and minstrel of King Thingol of Doriath. He was also a skilled linguist,
and invented the Cirth alphabet.
- Daeron loved Lúthien, daughter of Thingol and Melian the Maia,
but she did not love him. Nevertheless they were good friends, and
Lúthien would often dance to his music. After Daeron found out
about Lúthien's love for the mortal Beren, he betrayed them both to Thingol. When
Lúthien later sought his help in freeing Beren who was held captive
by Morgoth, Daeron again
betrayed her to Thingol.
- After Lúthien departed in secret from Doriath Daeron repented,
and set out to search for her. He never did find her and never
returned to Doriath either, passing over the Ered Luin into Eriador where he apparently dwelt long after
writing songs lamenting over the loss of Lúthien.
- Daeron is mentioned as the greatest minstrels of all the Children of Ilúvatar, and only Maglor son of Fëanor is said to come close
to his skill.
- In earlier versions of the mythology as set out in The History of
Middle-earth, Daeron (spelled Dairon) was
originally envisioned as Lúthien's brother.
- Denethor was the son of the Nandor Elf
leader Lenwë (or Dan), who lived during
the Years of the Trees. Hearing of the power of Thingol, he led many of his people over the Ered Luin to Beleriand. They settled in
Ossiriand, renaming it
Lindon, in the east of Beleriand,
and Denethor became their king. They were called the Laiquendi, or
Green-elves. Some time later, Morgoth loosed an army on Beleriand. The
lightly-armed Laiquendi were driven back to the great hill of Amon
Ereb, where Denethor was slain. The Laiquendi became a
reclusive people, seldom taking up arms, and never again naming a
- In later years Stewards of Gondor bore the name
"Denethor", most famously Denethor II.
- Duilin was a noble of Gondolin, lord of the House of the Swallow. He
and his men were great archers. He is one of Tolkien's earliest
characters (c. 1916-17), only appearing in The
Book of Lost Tales.
- Tolkien later used his name in The Lord of the Rings
for a Gondorian hero, Duilin brother of Derufin, both also archers
leading archers; they died in the Battle of the Pelennor
- Eärwen is a daughter of Olwë of Alqualonde, the wife of Finarfin, and the mother of
Galadriel, Finrod, Angrod, and Aegnor. She also had several
stayed in Aman after the flight of
the Noldor. She is said to be
friends with Anairë, Fingolfin's wife. She
presumably still lives with Finarfin. She is Lúthien's cousin and Thingol's niece.
- Eärwen's hair is stated to have been "starlike silver", like
Olwë's, and her son Finrod inherited from her "a love of the sea
and dreams of far lands that he had never seen." Her
name means "Sea-maiden".
- Ecthelion was a High Elf and one of the greatest warriors of
the First Age.
- One of the first of Tolkien's characters to be created, he
first appears in "The Fall of Gondolin", part of The Book of Lost
Tales, the earliest version of his "mythology" and histories. "The
Fall of Gondolin" was according to Tolkien's recollections the
first to be written, in 1916 or 1917.
- Eglamoth was a Noldorin Elf of Gondolin. He survived the Fall of
Gondolin, and fled to the Mouths of Sirion, and later died in
the attack by the Sons of Fëanor. In The Book of Lost
Tales and nowhere else, he is called the leader of the House
of the Heavenly Arch. Alone of all the Noldor (as detailed in the
same book), he uses a curved sword.
- His name was reused for the later The Lord of the
Rings for a different character.
- Eldalótë ([ɛlʲdaˈloːtɛ]),was the wife of Angrod and the mother of Orodreth.
- Eldalótë means "Elven-flower" in Quenya. The Sindarin
equivalent is Eðellos [ɛˈðɛlʲlɔθ].
- Elemmakil is an Elf of the hidden city of Gondolin. He was the captain of the guard at
the first gate of the city. He initially barred the passage of Voronwë and Tuor, when they tried to enter. But
afterwards consented to guide them into the city. He continued to
be an officer of Gondolin until his death at the hands of a Balrog when the city was
- Elenwë was a Vanyarin Elf, the
wife of Turgon and the mother
of Idril, to whom she passed on
the golden hair of her kindred. She died during the crossing of Helcaraxë, while Turgon almost perished
himself trying to save her.
- Elu Thingol is the King of Doriath, King of the Sindar, High-king and
Lord of Beleriand. He is
said to be "the tallest of all the Children of Ilúvatar" and "mightiest of the Eldar save Fëanor only". He is very prominent in Tolkien's
- "Elu Thingol" is Sindarin. He is also called Elwë
Singollo in Quenya.
Elu and Elwë mean "Star-man" (man as in male),
and Thingol and Singollo mean "Greycloak".
- Elmo is the younger brother of Elwë (Thingol) and Olwë.
- Elmo is only mentioned in Unfinished Tales in discussions
on Galadriel and Celeborn. Because Celeborn is
presented as a "kinsman of Thingol" in The
Silmarillion, Tolkien wished to develop this family link.
One of his solutions was to establish Celeborn as the grandson of
Elmo, a non-important brother of Elwë who remained behind when Elwë
was lost, becoming one of the Sindar of Doriath. In this conception Elmo has a son
named Galadhon, who in turn sired Celeborn and
another son named Galathil, who was the father of Queen Nimloth of Doriath.
- In writings which appear to be later than the one discussed
above, Celeborn is made into a Telerin Elf, and a relative of Olwë of Valinor instead, but this was
not further developed or published.
- It therefore remains uncertain if Elmo would have remained in
the Middle-earth legendarium.
- Enel was one of the first six Elves.
- Enelye was one of the first six Elves.
- Enerdhil was the maker of the Elfstone (Elessar)
- Eöl "the Dark Elf" was the husband of Aredhel and father of Maeglin. He was one of the
greatest Elven-smiths of Middle-earth; he forged the black sword Anglachel, famously used by
- Erestor is an Elf of Rivendell, and Lord Elrond's chief counsellor. He was present at the
Council of Elrond, where he suggested that
the One Ring should be
sent to Tom
Bombadil, there to be kept safe and hidden. When this idea was
rejected, he said that the Ring must either be hidden or unmade,
and the latter path was one "of despair". After the War of the
Ring, he travelled with most of Elrond's household to Gondor to witness the wedding of
Arwen and Aragorn.
- In early drafts of The Lord of the Rings, he was
originally referred to as Half-elven, and is considered as a member of
the Fellowship of the Ring.
- In Peter
Jackson's movie, Erestor was portrayed by Jonathan
- Fëanor is the eldest son of Finwë, the High
King of the Noldor, and his first wife Míriel. He was the creator of the Silmarils and,
according to The Silmarillion, he was "the mightiest in
skill of word and hand" and "the greatest of the Eldar in arts and
lore." He plays a pivotal role in the history of the Elves, leading
the rebellion of the Noldor against the Valar
in revenge against Morgoth.
- His name is a compromise between the Sindarin Faenor and the Quenya Fëanáro,
meaning "Spirit of Fire". He was originally named
Finwë or Finwion after his father
(Finwion is "son of Finwë") and later Curufinwë
("Skilful (son of) Finwë").
Fëanor wedded Nerdanel daughter of Mahtan, who bore him seven sons:
Maedhros, Maglor, Celegorm, Caranthir, Curufin, Amrod and Amras.
- Finarfin was the third son of Finwë, full brother of Fingolfin, and half-brother of Fëanor. His mother was
Finwë's second wife Indis. Finarfin was said to be the fairest and
wisest of Finwë's sons. Like all of Finwë's sons, Finarfin founded
his own house. Uniquely among the Noldor he and his
descendants all had golden hair inherited from his mother, so his
house was sometimes called "The Golden House of Finarfin".
- Findis was one of the daughters of Finwë.
- Findulias was an Elf of the First Age, the daughter of Orodreth, ruler of Nargothrond.
- Fingolfin was the second son of Finwë, full brother of Finarfin, and half-brother of Fëanor. His mother was
Finwë's second wife Indis. Fingolfin was said to be the strongest,
most steadfast, and most valiant of Finwë's sons, and some have
named him the greatest warrior of all the Children of Ilúvatar. His name in
Quenya was Nolofinwë, or "wise
- 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).
- Finrod Felagund was a Noldorin Elf, the eldest son of Finarfin and Eärwen
of Alqualondë in Aman. He was the brother of Galadriel, Angrod and Aegnor. He was king of Nargothrond.
- The name Finrod is a Sindarin form of his Telerin (Quenya) name Findaráto, with
the approximate meaning "Mighty descendant of Finwë". (More fully it was Findaráto
Ingoldo, including the name given by his mother which was
never translated.) Artafinde was the proper
Noldorin Quenya version of Findarato. Felagund was
an epessë given to him by the Dwarves who expanded the caves of
meant "Hewer of Caves". It is not Sindarin, but rather Sindarized
(Dwarf-language). Another name given to Finrod was
Nóm ("Wisdom"). It was given to him by Bëor and his followers. His
other titles include: King/Lord of Nargothrond, Friend-of-Men.
- Finwë, sometimes called Noldóran, was the
first High King of the Elven Noldor to lead his people on the
journey from Middle-earth to Valinor in the blessed realm of Aman. Many of the figures in Silmarillion material trace their
ancestry to him.
- Finwë's name is not fully translated. The glossary in The
Silmarillion translates Fin as "hair"; other
sources say it means "skill".
- Galadhon appears only in Unfinished Tales. He is called
the son of Elmo, who was
named as the younger brother of Thingol and the father of Celeborn. He was created to explain how
Celeborn was related to Thingol; this lineage makes Thingol
Celeborn's great-uncle (though Tolkien's later notes provide an
alternative origin for Celeborn). Galadhon was supposed to have
another son, Galathil, who was the father of Nimloth; Nimloth would go on to
marry her second-cousin, Dior.
Galadhon's name seems to be related to galadh, the Sindarin word for
- Galadriel was a royal Elf of both the Noldor and the Teleri, being a grandchild of both King Finwë and King Olwë, and
was also close kin of King Ingwë of the Vanyar through her grandmother Indis. Towards the end of her
stay in Middle-earth she was co-ruler of Lothlórien along with her husband, Lord Celeborn.
- Galathil is a descendant of Thingol's brother Elmo, and the brother of Celeborn the Lord of Lórien.
He is son of Galadhon and grandson of Elmo. His daughter Nimloth wedded Dior, Thingol's
Heir, and so Galathil was a distant ancestor of both Elrond, Aragorn, and Arwen. In this way he was grandfather to Elwing and uncle to Celebrían.
- Galdor of the Havens is an Elf of Mithlond who served as
Círdan's messenger to the Council of
- In Peter Jackson's movie The Fellowship of the Ring, Galdor was
played by Nathan Clark.
- Galdor is a Noldorin Elf, who
lived in Gondolin during
the First Age, and was
the leader of the Folk of the Tree. He was said to be the bravest
Elf of Gondolin, save king Turgon himself. After the Fall of
Gondolin he fled southwards to the Mouths of Sirion. It is said he later
returned to the Undying Lands, and dwelt on Tol Eressëa.
- In late writings (see: The History of
Middle-earth), Tolkien speculated that he and Galdor of
the Havens may have been the same, but he ultimately rejected the
notion: if Galdor had remained behind, he would either have
completely rejected the call of the Valar, and thus have Fallen, or he
would have had to leave and then return like Glorfindel did, which would make him a far
more powerful person than his appearance in The
Lord of the Rings suggests. For this reason Tolkien
speculated that "Galdor" was simply a common Sindarin name. See The Peoples of
- Gildor Inglorion was a Noldorin Elf of the House of Finrod. In
The Lord of the Rings he met
and his friends on the road out of the Shire. He warned him about the Black
Riders, gave Frodo's company food and lodging for the night and
greatly impressed Sam. At the end, he is seen at the Grey
Havens accompanying Bilbo, Frodo, Gandalf, Elrond, and
Galadriel to Valinor.
- The question has arisen of the identity of this character.
Gildor calls himself "Gildor Inglorion of the House of Finrod." He
also says: "We are Exiles, and most of our kindred have long
departed and we too are only tarrying here a while, ere we return
over the Great Sea.". At
the time when The Lord of the Rings was written, Finrod
still meant the character later known as Finarfin. Since "House of Finrod" is the same
as "House of Finarfin", we can place him among the Noldor who
joined the host of Finarfin during the Exile, and came to Beleriand under Finrod
- Some argue that the name Inglorion, which
means "son of Inglor", suggests that he was in fact the son of
Finrod Felagund himself, who was at that time still called Inglor.
There is, however, strong evidence against it. In The
Silmarillion it is stated that Finrod had no wife, since
he loved Amarië of the Vanyar, who refused to go with him to the exile.
This means that he could only have a son after he died in Middle-earth and went
to the Halls of Mandos. He might have been resurrected by
Mandos, and then married Amarië. It is very unlikely (probably
impossible), however, that he would be allowed to return to
Middle-earth. The only such instance would be Glorfindel, and it is doubtful that if that
was the case, there would be no mention of it in Tolkien's
writings. Furthermore, Gildor wouldn't describe himself as one of
the Exiles. Furthermore, if he were Finrod's son, he would have
right to claim High Kingship of the Noldor instead of Gil-galad after Turgon's death. It is also said that there were
only two children — Idril and Orodreth — "in the third
generation from Finwë to go
with the exiles".
- It should also be noted that Tolkien initially used names from
his (unpublished) The Silmarillion writings rather at
random in The
Hobbit and the first drafts of the sequel which would
become the The Lord of the Rings: other examples are the
mention of Gondolin and
the appearance of Elrond in
The Hobbit, which were only later brought into alignment
with the The Lord of the Rings and the unpublished
mythology by a third edition of the book. It is likely that after
realizing what the work had become Tolkien would have removed
Inglorion as a name of Gildor, just like he intended to
rename Glorfindel. In the end, neither of these changes actually
- This all suggests that, while Gildor might have been initially
intended to be Felagund's son, in the final version he probably
became a member of the House of Finrod as one of its servants, not
one of its sons — perhaps one of the knights of Nargothrond, and a son
of Inglor — a character unconnected to Finrod Felagund.
- Note that Inglor bears resemblance to the Quenya Ingalaure, an
epithet of Finarfin, in
the text Shibboleth of Fëanor. It's possible that according to the
later continuity, Inglorion not only means 'Son of the House of
Finrod', but 'House of Finarfin' in general.
- Gil-galad was the last High King of the Noldor in Middle-earth.
His ancestry varies in printed sources. Gil-galad was killed in the
War of the
Last Alliance against Sauron.
- Gimli is an aged Elf, a fellow prisoner of Beren in the kitchens of Tevildo, Prince of Cats. He
appears in The Tale of Tinúviel, the earliest version of
the story of Beren and Lúthien Tinúviel,
found in the second volume of The Book of Lost Tales. The
name "Gimli" (probably taken from Norse mythology) was later used for a Dwarf
in The Lord of the Rings.
- Glorfindel appears twice as a name of an Elf who
appears in the tales of Middle-earth. The first appears in various
material relating to the First Age of Middle-earth, including The
Silmarillion. The second appears in The
Lord of the Rings, which takes place in Middle-earth's Third Age. In later
writings, Tolkien states they were one and the same, though this is
not evident from The Silmarillion and The Lord of the
- The character and his name (meaning "golden-haired") were among
the first created, when Tolkien first conceived of what would
become his Middle-earth legendarium in
- Gwindor son of Guilin was a prince of Nargothrond, brother of Gelmir. He was
betrothed to the princess Finduilas, daughter of king Orodreth. As he was counted
the most valiant of his people, he and a small company were given
leave to go to the Battle of Unnumbered
Tears, but only under the command of Fingon, (the deeds of Celegorm and Curufin were the cause of the absence of the
main host of Nargothrond).
- He actually began the Battle of Unnumbered
Tears when, at the sight of his brother Gelmir's mangled
corpse, he charged the hosts of Morgoth on the plains of Anfauglith. It is said
that Morgoth trembled before his ire as he approached. However he
charged too fast and went too far, and was trapped behind the gates
of Angband where he was to remain for the next
14 years as a slave.
- After 14 years he managed to escape from the pits, only to
become lost in Dorthonion, there he was found by Beleg and helped to rescue Túrin
Turambar and led him by way of Eithel Ivrin to
Nargothrond. When he retuned his captivity had so greatly effected
him that few of his kin recognized him. He also was reunited with
Finduilas, only to
eventually learn that she now loved Túrin Turambar; in anger at this he
revealed Túrin's true name to the people of Nargothrond for which he was rebuked by
- He later counselled against Túrin's policy of open warfare upon
Morgoth's forces, but was mostly ignored. He met his end, along
with King Orodreth at the
Tumhalad. Before his death Túrin Turambar found him and they spoke
one last time, then Gwindor revealed to him that only Finduilas lay between him
and his doom, shortly before passing over to Mandos.
- Haldir was an Elf of Lothlórien, probably a Silvan Elf: a
marchwarden who guarded the forest's northern borders. When the Fellowship of the Ring arrived in Lórien,
he became their guide to Caras Galadhon. He and his companions
are described as wearing grey hooded cloaks and live on platforms
in the trees.
- Haldir was seen with his brothers, Rumil and Orophin, when the
fellowship entered Lorien. They are little discussed by Tolkien in
the book and much less, if at all in the movie.
- Haldir was one of the few Elves of Lórien who could speak Westron (unlike both of his
- As Haldir led the Fellowship inside Lothlórien, law required
him to blindfold Gimli the Dwarf until the company
was brought before Galadriel and Celeborn. Haldir and other Silvan Elves still
bore grudges against Dwarves as a result of long-past events involving King Thingol, and treated Gimli as a
potential foe. Aragorn, in
his wisdom, suggested that all of the Fellowship, including Legolas
the Elf, be blindfolded as well. Haldir successfully led the
Fellowship so that they did not even stub their toes. After the
company leaves Lothlórien, Tolkien never mentions him again.
- In Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings
film trilogy, he is played by Craig Parker. Notably, Jackson's Haldir
dies in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers in a
situation totally absent in the book — he leads Elves to the battle of Helm's Deep, of which
there were originally none except Legolas.
- In the video game The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for
Middle-earth II Haldir is depicted as an Elven hero comparable
to others such as Glorfindel. In the good version of the story
mode he travels north and aids in the destruction of Gorkil the
goblin king's fortress alongside Glorfindel and Glóin. Whereas in
the evil mode he is slain while defending Galadriel and Lórien from
- Imin is one of the first six Elves.
- Iminyë is one of the first six Elves.
- Indis is the second wife of Finwë, High King of the Noldor Elves. The birth of his son Fëanor drained so much of
the spirit of Finwë's first wife Míriel that she was forced to depart for the
gardens of Lórien. Finwë
and Indis had two sons, Fingolfin and Finarfin, and two daughters, Findis and Irimë. She further became stepmother
to Fëanor. After her
husband was murdered by Melkor, who then stole the Silmarils, she, along
with her eldest daughter Findis, returned to live among her people,
the Vanyar Elves. Either she
herself or her mother was a sister of Ingwë, High King of the
Vanyar. She was the grandmother of Galadriel, who plays an important role in
The Lord of the Rings.
- Idril is the daughter of Turgon and Elenwë, wife of Tuor, and the mother Eärendil the Mariner.
- The name Idril was a Sindarized form of her Quenya name Itarillë (or
Itarildë), which means "sparkling brilliance". She
was a lovely blonde; she inherited her hair colour from
her Vanyarin mother.
- See Gildor Inglorion.
- 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. He is one of the three
Elves, with Elwë and Finwë of the first embassy to Aman and he
persuades all of the clan of Vanyar to follow him there where he
becomes their king and High-king of all Eldalië. He was reckoned as
King of all the Eldar and
because of this is called Ingwë Ingweron "Chief of the Chieftains".
He lives in Taniquetil, ruling from beneath Manwë High King of Arda. He has a son named Ingwion as
well as unnamed children.
- In early versions of Tolkien's mythology (see: The History of
Middle-earth) this Elf's name was Inwë.
He is also stated to be the first awakened Elf: "Ingwë, high-king
of the Eldalië, and the oldest of all Elves, for he first
- In even earlier writings Ingwë (or Ing) was
instead the name of a mortal man, King of Lúthien or Leithian or Luthany, who was driven east
over the sea by Ossë and
became ruler among the ancestors of the Angles, Saxons, Jutes
and Frisians. Eventually
the Angles, Saxon and Jutes return to Lúthien or Leithian or Luthany, now long renamed as
- Tolkien was here adapting traditions about a Germanic ancestral
figure named Ing/Ingio/Ingui/Yngvi. He is seen as an eponymous
ancestor of the Ingvaeones/Ingaevones, a people mentioned
by Tacitus in his
Germania as one of the three divisions of the Germanic tribes. In Scandinavian mythology, Ing was the
mythological ancestor of the Swedish House of Ynglings
and a name for the god Freyr.
Like Ingwë, Freyr was the lord of the Elves in Álfheim.
- Ingwion is the son of Ingwë, the leader of the first Kindred of
called the Vanyar. He is also
the cousin of Indis, wife of Finwë. His name means "Son of Ingwë (first one,
Chief)" in Quenya. He lives in
Taniquetil with his father. He led the
armed Host of the Vanyar in the Faring Forth and the War of Wrath that
overthrew Morgoth at the end
of the First Age. Ingwion was captain of the force that landed and
captured the haven of Eglarest in the first battle of that
- Irimë was one of the daughters of Finwë.
- Legolas Greenleaf "of the house of the Tree" is an Elf from
The Book of Lost Tales. His name was later re-used for a
completely different Elf.
- Greenleaf is a literal English translation of
Legolas, not a surname. An early Quenya ("Qenya")
equivalent is Laiqualassë.
- Legolas Greenleaf is an Elf from Mirkwood and one of nine members of the Fellowship of the Ring. He was the son of
Thranduil, King of the
Woodland Realm of Northern Mirkwood, who appeared as
"the Elvenking" in The
- Both Elves named Legolas are called Greenleaf.
Tolkien does not provide a developed Quenya equivalent for
- Lindir is an Elf of Rivendell who listens to Bilbo Baggins
- Lúthien Tinúviel was the only child of Elu Thingol, king of Doriath, and his queen, Melian the Maia. Lúthien's romance with the mortal
man Beren is one of the
great stories of the Elder
- The name Lúthien appears to mean "enchantress" in a
Beleriandic dialect of Sindarin, but it can also be translated
However, the root for "blossom" is "loth" as in "Lothlórien", and
"luth" is clearly given by Tolkien as the root for "enchantment",
which casts some doubt on this alternate translation.
Tinúviel was a name given to her by Beren. It literally
means "daughter of the starry twilight", which signifies "nightingale". She is
described as the Morning Star of the Elves, while her descendant Arwen is called Evenstar,
the Evening Star.
- Mablung was a Sindarin Elf who
served in the army of King Elu Thingol of Doriath. Together with Beleg Cúthalion he was one of the great captains
of the Sindar. His name means 'Heavy Hand'. It was probably not his
real name but an epessë (honorary title), but his real name
- Mablung is also the name of one of Faramir's Rangers in The Two
Towers and The Return of the King in
The Lord of the Rings.
- Maedhros was the first son of Fëanor, the creator of the Silmarils that were essential to the plot and
the history of Middle-earth. Following his father in
swearing to keep the Silmarils from being taken by anyone, he led
the war against Morgoth and
others, and brought eventual ruin upon him and his
- Maeglin was the son of Eöl
the Dark Elf and Aredhel
daughter of Fingolfin.
He lived in the First
Age of Middle-earth, and was a lord of Gondolin. His name means "sharp glance" in Sindarin.
- He is the only Elf to ever willingly and knowingly become a
servant of Morgoth.
- Maglor was the second son of Fëanor, the greatest singer and harpist of the
- Mahtan was a Noldorin Elf and
the father of Nerdanel, the wife of Fëanor.
- A skilled smith in Valinor, Mahtan learned the arts of metal and
stone work under the Vala Aulë, and for this Mahtan was also called
Aulendur, or "Servant of Aulë". He wore a copper
circlet around his head (as his grandson Maedhros also did) and was known for his
fondness for the metal. Mahtan in turn taught Fëanor, the greatest
of all Elven craftsmen, who — to Mahtan's regret — used this
knowledge to forge the first weapons and armour in Valinor.
- Mahtan had a beard, which was unusual for an Elf — especially
one as young as he. According to J. R. R. Tolkien most Elves could
only grow beards from the "third cycle" of their lives, while
Mahtan was an exception in being only early in his second. It is
unclear what these "cycles" actually refer to. Mahtan's name seems
to come from an old root mahta-, meaning "to handle", with special
reference to the arts and skills of making.
- His epessë was 'Rusco' (Quenya for "fox") in reference to his reddish
brown hair, which his daughter Nerdanel and grandsons Maedhros, Amrod and Amras inherited.
- In J. R.
R. Tolkien's fictional Middle-earth, Míriel
Þerindë (=Míriel Byrde, the broideress) was the first wife
of Finwë, King of the Noldor. Her son was Curufinwë,
whom she called Fëanor,
which means 'Spirit of Fire'. Míriel's hair was described as being
silver in appearance, an unusual colour for one of the Noldor. In
Vol. XII p.333, she is described as Finwë's first wife and a
Noldorin Elda. However, her silver hair and beautiful voice are
characteristic of the House of Elwë and the Teleri in general,
suggesting that she could be Teler and only Noldor by marriage, or
possibly one of her parents was of the House of Elwë.
- After giving birth to Fëanor she wished to die, something which
was impossible because, as an Elf, she was immortal within Arda. Instead her feä
departed from her body, and she entered the halls of Mandos: in
essence she had died of free will. This was a shocking event for
the Valar; it grieved Feanor his entire life, led
to the second marriage of Finwë, and from there to the Rebellion of
the Noldor and the First Kinslaying.
- Mithrellas was a Silvan Elf, a companion of Nimrodel who fled
Lórinand with her. According to some, she was taken in by Imrazôr the Númenórean and bore him a son,
and a daughter, Gilmith. Soon after she slipped away in the night,
never to be seen again.
- Nellas was an Elf-maiden who was a friend of the young Túrin
Turambar. Later she testified in his defence when he was unjustly
charged with the murder of Saeros.
- Nerdanel was the daughter of the Noldorin smith Mahtan and the wife of Fëanor.
- She bore Fëanor seven
sons: Maedhros, Maglor, Celegorm, Caranthir, Curufin, Amrod and Amras (see Sons of Fëanor). Nerdanel, unlike her
husband, was of a peaceful nature and sought to moderate his fiery
temper and pride with wisdom. For a time, she was the only one able
to influence him. Called "the Wise", Nerdanel refused to follow her
husband to Middle-earth, and is apparently still
living in Aman.
- Nerdanel was a noted sculptor. She is said to have made statues
so lifelike that people thought them real.
- Nerdanel's family is interesting to fans of Tolkien's Elves,
because they are the only attested examples of Elves with red hair.
Nerdanel's father Mahtan and three of her sons (Maedhros, Amrod, and Amras) are described by Tolkien as having
reddish-brown hair, and this is described as a trait "of Nerdanel's
kin" — though not of Nerdanel herself, who had brown hair and a
- Nimrodel was an Elven-maid of Lórinand
- Nimrodel was the beloved of Amroth, last
Silvan Elf-lord of
Lórinand. She lived near a river in a tree-house, but when a Balrog appeared in Moria, she left for Edhellond to join her lover Amroth and
leave Middle-earth for Valinor. However, she was lost after crossing
the Ered Nimrais. The river near her
dwelling-place was later named in her honor.
- Olwë is king of the Telerin Elves of Aman, and younger brother of Elu
Thingol, King of the Sindar. He had a second brother, Elmo.
- Elwë and Olwë were both lords of the third clan of the Elves,
the Teleri, and together they led their people from Cuiviénen to Aman. However, during a long
wait in Beleriand Elwë
disappeared. After years of searching, Olwë grew impatient, and led
the greater part of the Teleri to Valinor, on the insistence of the Vala Ulmo.
- Olwë became lord of the island of Tol Eressëa, where the Teleri built a great
number of cities, and grew in number. When they finally came to Eldamar some centuries later,
Olwë became King of Alqualondë. He had several sons. His
daughter Eärwen married Finarfin, son of Finwë, and later High King of the Noldor in Valinor. Their children, when these came to
Middle-earth, could thus claim kinship with Thingol.
- Orodreth was an Elf of the First Age, ruler of Nargothrond after Finrod
Felagund. In the published Silmarillion he
is the brother of Finrod and Angrod; later notes published in The Peoples of
Middle-earth make him the son of Angrod (and father of Gil-galad, though his
relationship to Gil-galad also varies in different printed
- Oropher was one of the Sindarin Elves of Doriath, but after the War of Wrath he declined to depart
Middle-earth as many others did. He instead went over the Ered Luin with his
household. He eventually settled in Greenwood the
Great, where Silvan Elves of Nandorin descent lived, and he
was taken by them as lord. His capital was at Amon Lanc.
- West of Oropher's realm was the realm of Lórinand across Anduin, where Amdír, another Sinda, ruled
over Silvan Elves. When Sauron
returned to Middle-earth from the Downfall of Númenor and began to grow in
power, Oropher's folk retreated north of the old Dwarf Road, and
later again north of the Mountains of Mirkwood, where they fortified
- Oropher answered the summons for the Last
Alliance of Elves and Men, and joined with Gil-galad's forces as they marched down
Anduin to Dagorlad. Oropher's company was lightly
armed. In the battle of Dagorlad, Oropher's company fought
valiantly, but he was slain with the greater part of his people
when he charged early. After Sauron was defeated, Thranduil, Oropher's son
and heir, returned with the remainder of his people north back to
Mirkwood. While beaten, their army was still large enough that the
hiding in secret in the Hithaeglir did not dare attack them.
- He was also grandfather to (the later) Legolas.
- Orophin is a marchwarden of Lothlórien. He accompanied his brothers Rúmil and
Haldir, and was present when Haldir waylaid
the Fellowship of the Ring. He went away to
warn his people of an approaching Orc-host, and is not mentioned
- Pengolodh is a loremaster of the Noldor. In different works his name was also
spelled Pengolod, Pengoloð,
Pengoloth, and Pengoloþ (the
ending in all cases representing the voiced dental fricative). He
appears only in The History of
Middle-earth and not the major works published within
Tolkien's lifetime (The Hobbit, The Lord of the
Rings) or after (The Silmarillion).
- Pengolodh was a Noldorin
Gondolin, who was born in
to a Noldorin lord and a Sindarin lady. As a member of the Lambengolmor,
Pengolodh was known as the Sage of the Noldor, and counted
as the greatest Loremaster since Fëanor and Rúmil. He was also the tallest of the Elves
- Pengolodh escaped the sack of the city with Tuor and Idril,
and followed them to the Mouths of Sirion. He is not further
mentioned in writing, but since the Annals of Beleriand are
attributed to him, as well as the edited Annals of Aman
(furthering the work of Rúmil), he must have stayed in Lindon for at least a while after
the War of Wrath,
so that the Dúnedain
could copy his work.
- It was during his stay at the Mouths that Pengolodh did the
majority of his work. Basing on information obtained from the
refugees of Doriath, he made
copies and extracts of documents written in cirth, possibly preserving them as an active
- Later, in the Second Age, he dwelt in the Noldorin kingdom of
Gil-galad. Pengolodh was
one of the few Elves admitted into Khazad-dûm, where he might have
learned Khuzdul. Pengolodh left Middle-earth during
the War of the Elves and Sauron and after the fall of Eregion, and left for Tol Eressëa, last
of the Loremasters to leave Middle-earth.
- Pengolodh does not appear in any of the works on Middle-earth
published within Tolkien's lifetime, but in the History of Middle-earth
he is given as the author of many works, including the Annals of
Beleriand, a work which was developed by Tolkien at the same time
Silmarillion, and from which Christopher
Tolkien drew much information to establish the published
Silmarillion. Various late essays by Tolkien dealing with
linguism are presented as being the work of
Pengolodh, including the essay Quendi and Eldar.
- Early Tolkien texts stated that, after removing to Tol Eressëa,
Pengolodh dwelt in a village called Tavrobel (or
Tathrobel). Centuries later Ælfwine
of England, an Anglo-Saxon traveler, spoke with him
there. The figure of Gilfanon, which fulfilled a similar role as a
chronicler of the annals of Beleriand in earlier works, probably
became this character as well in Tolkien's mind.
- The name Pengolodh was a Sindarized form of his Quenya name Quendingoldo.
- Penlod or Penlodh is one of the lords of the city of Gondolin. He appears in "The Fall of Gondolin" in The
Book of Lost Tales. He is the ruler of "the Twin Folk of
the Pillar and the Tower of Snow" and dies in the city's
- Since his name is similar to Pengolodh, also an elf of
Gondolin (who survived the fall of the city), he may be an
early version of the latter character, but this is uncertain.
- Quennar i Onótimo is a Noldor elf who apparently lived in Tirion, a city in Valinor, before the First Age. He appears in J. R. R.
Tolkien's background notes on Middle-earth.
- In Christopher Tolkien's edited version, he has Quennar i
Onótimo as the author of three important works still known in the
Third Age. They
- Of the beginning of time and its reckoning.
- Yénonótië (which can be translated as the Counting
- the Tale of Years.
- It is thought that one or all of these works could have been
inspirations for Rúmil's Annals of Aman (another fictional
work which appeared in volume 10 of The History of
Middle-earth). It appears that he stopped writing after
the fall of Morgoth.
- Pengolodh of Gondolin later continued and completed much of
- Rôg, Lord of the House of the Hammer of Wrath, is a noble of
Gondolin in The Book of Lost Tales. Christopher Tolkien
excluded him from The Silmarillion because of his name,
which was judged unlikely for an Elf (cf. Balrog, "demon of might").
- Rumil was one of the border-guards of Lórien together with his
brothers Haldir and Orophin.
Like his brother Orophin, he lacks the ability to speak Westron. A
very minor figure in Tolkien's writings, he shares his name with a
much more prominent Rúmil.
- Rúmil was a Loremaster of the Noldor living in the city of Tirion. The origin of his name is not clear,
possibly deriving from the stem rum, a secret.
- Rúmil was the first Elf who invented writing: he
invented the alphabet called Sarati (each letter being a Sarat).
This alphabet was later expanded and perfected by Fëanor as the Tengwar. Rúmil was also a
skilled linguist, and when the Teleri finally arrived in Valinor he was first to discover just how the
Telerin language had changed from Common Eldarin
compared to Quenya.
- Rúmil was one of the Noldor who refused the summons of Fëanor,
and he remained in Tirion as one of the Noldor of Finarfin, where he presumably
- In The History of Middle-earth
series, Rúmil is additionally given as the original author of much
of the work which is included in The Silmarillion: the Ainulindalë,
and Annals of
Aman are by his hand. He is also given as the author of
the Lhammas and
Lhammasethen, as well as the Ambarkanta.
- The War of the Jewels
attributes to him a collection of sayings called i Equessi
- Pengolodh of Gondolin later continued and completed much of
- Saeros is one of the few Elves of Middle-earth to be portrayed in a negative
light. Tolkien wrote little about him except the account of his
dealings with Túrin Turambar.
- Said to be very arrogant, Saeros was one of the Laiquendi who fled to the safety of Doriath after the First Battle of Beleriand.
Over the next five centuries, he became a high councillor of Elu Thingol, King of
- On the twelfth anniversary of his departure from his mother and home, Túrin returned to the king's halls from warfare on the
marches of the realm. Weary, hungry, and saddened by the
anniversary, Túrin sat in an unoccupied seat at the king's table,
the seat of Saeros. Soon, Saeros appeared and was greatly offended
by the "usurpation" of his place. Taking a seat opposite Túrin, he
insulted his unkempt appearance. As Túrin had long, uncombed hair,
Saeros asked if his female kin behaved like animals, running "clad only in their
hair". At this, Túrin threw a goblet at his mouth, wounding
him. Horrified with himself, Túrin fled the hall immediately.
- The next day, Saeros ambushed Túrin as he was walking in the
woods. Despite the advantage of surprise, he was disarmed in the
resulting fight. At this, Túrin forced him at sword-point to strip
naked and run through the woods. Not understanding that Túrin did
not intend to harm him farther, Saeros ran quickly and carelessly
at a river crossing and fell to his death. Seeing this, and
expecting to be judged guilty of murder, Túrin fled the realm
forever, despite the pleas of Mablung for him to stay.
- In a trial in
absentia conducted some time afterward, the elf-maiden Nellas
led Thingol to judge Túrin not guilty by speaking of the ambush
(which she witnessed) and stating that Túrin did not intend to kill
- Saeros was originally named Orgof in the first
version of Túrin's story, found in The
Book of Lost Tales 2, part of the History of
Middle-earth series edited by Christopher
Tolkien, the author's son. Here he is killed outright by
Túrin's goblet. The
younger Tolkien, in re-editing the Túrin material for The Children of Húrin,
discovered that his father had decided to rename this character
Orgol, with negative meaning in Sindarin, and
permitting a pun on Old
English orgol, orgel "pride", cognate, but
not ancestral, to Modern English orgulous.
Nevertheless, Saeros was retained for the book as it was
judged too late to replace.
- Salgant is a noble of Gondolin, the Lord of the House of the Harp.
He only appears in The Book of Lost Tales. He is described
as a coward, fawning over Maeglin.
- Tata is one of the first six Elves.
- Tatie is one of the first six Elves.
- Thranduil is the Elvenking of Mirkwood and the father of Legolas.
- Turgon "the Wise" is an Elven king of the Noldor, second son of Fingolfin, brother to Fingon, Aredhel and Argon, and ruler of the hidden
city of Gondolin.
- His name is a Sindarinised form of his Quenya name Turukáno, which
probably means something like "valiant lord".
- Tuor is one of Tolkien's human heroes, a member of the
noble House of
Hador. He married Idril and
Eärendil the Mariner
was their son. He was eventually counted, uniquely among Men, among
- Voronwë was a Noldorin Elf from
Gondolin, who plays a key
role in the story of Tuor. His
name is Quenya in origin,
meaning 'steadfast one' (the Sindarin form is
- The name Voronwë also appears as an epessë (honorary title) of various
other characters, for example Mardil Voronwë.
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