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Sons of Fëanor

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[[Image:House-of-Fëanor.jpg|thumb|300px|left|Sons of Fëanor by [[Jenny Dolfen]] and [[Ted Nasmith]]]]'''Sons of Fëanor''' were the seven [[Noldor|Noldorin]] [[Elves]]: [[Maedhros]], [[Maglor]], [[Celegorm]], [[Caranthir]], [[Curufin]], [[Amrod]] and [[Amras]]. They took the [[Oath of Fëanor]] with their father, and pursued it after his death in the [[Dagor-nuin-Giliath]]. They held lands in [[East Beleriand]], with Maedhros and Maglor holding the immediate passes south of [[Lothlann]], and the other brothers ruling lands behind their guard to the south.  Their [[Sindarin]] names are the ones usually given.
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[[Image:House-of-Fëanor.jpg|thumb|300px|left|''Sons of Fëanor'' by [[Jenny Dolfen]] and [[Ted Nasmith]]]]
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'''Sons of Fëanor''' were the seven [[Noldor|Noldorin]] [[Elves]]: [[Maedhros]], [[Maglor]], [[Celegorm]], [[Caranthir]], [[Curufin]], [[Amrod]] and [[Amras]]. They took the [[Oath of Fëanor]] with their father, and pursued it after his death in the [[Dagor-nuin-Giliath]]. They held lands in [[East Beleriand]], with Maedhros and Maglor holding the immediate passes south of [[Lothlann]], and the other brothers ruling lands behind their guard to the south.  Their [[Sindarin]] names are the ones usually given.
  
 
[[Fëanor]]'s sons were in general allied with the other [[Elves of Beleriand]] against the power of [[Morgoth]]. After the recovery of one of the [[Great Jewels]] by [[Beren Erchamion|Beren]] and [[Lúthien Tinúviel|Lúthien]], however, the Oath of their father came into action, and they fell upon the other Elves in hope of retrieving the Silmaril. They attacked [[Dior Eluchíl|Dior]] in [[Doriath]], and the [[Exiles of Gondolin]] at the [[Mouths of Sirion]], but neither of these forays gained them the [[Silmarils|Jewel]]; it was borne into the West by [[Eärendil the Mariner|Eärendil]].
 
[[Fëanor]]'s sons were in general allied with the other [[Elves of Beleriand]] against the power of [[Morgoth]]. After the recovery of one of the [[Great Jewels]] by [[Beren Erchamion|Beren]] and [[Lúthien Tinúviel|Lúthien]], however, the Oath of their father came into action, and they fell upon the other Elves in hope of retrieving the Silmaril. They attacked [[Dior Eluchíl|Dior]] in [[Doriath]], and the [[Exiles of Gondolin]] at the [[Mouths of Sirion]], but neither of these forays gained them the [[Silmarils|Jewel]]; it was borne into the West by [[Eärendil the Mariner|Eärendil]].
  
[[Image:Jenny Dolfen - Feanoreans - Family picture.jpg|thumb|''Feanoreans - Family picture'' by [[Jenny Dolfen]].]]
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[[Image:Jenny Dolfen - Feanoreans - Family picture.jpg|thumb|''Fëanoreans - Family picture'' by [[Jenny Dolfen]]]]
At the time of the [[War of Wrath]], only two of the seven sons remained; Maedhros and Maglor. They stole the last two Silmarils from the camp of [[Eönwë]], but their evil deeds in recovering them meant that the hallowed Jewels rejected their claimants. Maedhros in anguish threw himself into a fiery fissure, and Maglor in despair cast his Jewel into the [[Belegaer|Great Sea]].
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At the time of the [[War of Wrath]], only two of the seven sons remained, Maedhros and Maglor. They stole the last two Silmarils from the camp of [[Eönwë]], but their evil deeds in recovering them meant that the hallowed Jewels rejected their claimants. Maedhros in anguish threw himself into a fiery fissure, and Maglor in despair cast his Jewel into the [[Belegaer|Great Sea]].
  
#'''[[Maedhros]] the Tall''' - his [[Quenya]] [[father-name]] was ''[[Nelyafinwë]]'', or "third-Finwë", and his [[mother-name]] was ''[[Maitimo]]'', or "well-shaped one". He gave up the High Kingship because of his rescue by [[Fingon]] son of [[Fingolfin]].
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#'''[[Maglor]] the Minstrel''' - his father-name was ''[[Canafinwë]]'', or "strong-voiced [of] Finwë", and his mother-name was ''[[Makalaurë]]'', "forging gold" meant in the poetic sense.
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#'''[[Maedhros]] the Tall''' - his [[father-name]] was ''[[Nelyafinwë]]'' ("Third [of] Finwë") and his [[mother-name]] was ''[[Maitimo]]'' ("Well-shaped One"). He gave up the High Kingship because of his rescue by [[Fingon]] son of [[Fingolfin]].
#'''[[Celegorm]] the Fair''' - his father-name was ''[[Turcafinwë]]'', or "strong in body", and his mother-name was ''[[Tyelcormo]]'', "hasty-riser".
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#'''[[Maglor]] the Minstrel''' - his father-name was ''[[Canafinwë]]'' ("Strong-voiced [of] Finwë") and his mother-name was ''[[Makalaurë]]'' ("Forging Gold" meant in the poetic sense).
#'''[[Curufin]] the Crafty''' - his father-name was ''[[Curufinwë]]'', the same name as Fëanor, meaning "Skillful Finwë".  His mother-name was ''[[Atarinkë]]'', "Little Father".
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#'''[[Celegorm]] the Fair''' - his father-name was ''[[Turcafinwë]]'' ("Strong Bodied [of] Finwë") and his mother-name was ''[[Tyelcormo]]'' ("Hasty-Riser").
#'''[[Caranthir]] the Dark''' - his father-name was ''[[Morifinwë]]'', "Dark Finwë", because of his dark hair, and his mother name was ''[[Carnistir]]'', "Red-face", because of his ruddy complexion.
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#'''[[Curufin]] the Crafty''' - his father-name was ''[[Curufinwë]]'' ("Skillful [son of] Finwë"), the same name as Fëanor.  His mother-name was ''[[Atarinkë]]'' ("Little Father").
#'''[[Amrod]]''' - his father-name was ''[[Pityafinwë]]'', "Little-Finwë", and his mother name was ''[[Ambarussa]]'', "Top-russet".
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#'''[[Caranthir]] the Dark''' - his father-name was ''[[Morifinwë]]'' ("Dark[-haired of] Finwë") because of his dark hair, and his mother name was ''[[Carnistir]]'' ("Red-faced") because of his ruddy complexion.
#'''[[Amras]]''' - his father-name was ''[[Telufinwë]]'', "Last Finwë", and though his mother-name was originally ''[[Ambarussa]]'', his father insisted on naming him seperately. His mother gave him the name ''[[Umbarto]]'', "the fated", Fëanor changed it to ''[[Ambarto]]'', disturbed with the ominous name.
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#'''[[Amrod]]''' - his father-name was ''[[Pityafinwë]]'' ("Little [son of] Finwë") and his mother name was ''[[Ambarussa]]'' ("Top-russet").
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#'''[[Amras]]''' - his father-name was ''[[Telufinwë]]'' ("Last [of] Finwë") and though his mother-name was originally ''[[Ambarussa]]'', his father insisted on naming him seperately. His mother gave him the name ''[[Umbarto]]'' ("The Fated"), but Fëanor changed it to ''[[Ambarto]]'' ("Upwards-exalted"), disturbed with the ominous name.
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[[Category: High Elves]]
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[[Category: House of Finwë]]

Revision as of 20:43, 28 April 2006

Sons of Fëanor were the seven Noldorin Elves: Maedhros, Maglor, Celegorm, Caranthir, Curufin, Amrod and Amras. They took the Oath of Fëanor with their father, and pursued it after his death in the Dagor-nuin-Giliath. They held lands in East Beleriand, with Maedhros and Maglor holding the immediate passes south of Lothlann, and the other brothers ruling lands behind their guard to the south. Their Sindarin names are the ones usually given.

Fëanor's sons were in general allied with the other Elves of Beleriand against the power of Morgoth. After the recovery of one of the Great Jewels by Beren and Lúthien, however, the Oath of their father came into action, and they fell upon the other Elves in hope of retrieving the Silmaril. They attacked Dior in Doriath, and the Exiles of Gondolin at the Mouths of Sirion, but neither of these forays gained them the Jewel; it was borne into the West by Eärendil.

Fëanoreans - Family picture by Jenny Dolfen

At the time of the War of Wrath, only two of the seven sons remained, Maedhros and Maglor. They stole the last two Silmarils from the camp of Eönwë, but their evil deeds in recovering them meant that the hallowed Jewels rejected their claimants. Maedhros in anguish threw himself into a fiery fissure, and Maglor in despair cast his Jewel into the Great Sea.


  1. Maedhros the Tall - his father-name was Nelyafinwë ("Third [of] Finwë") and his mother-name was Maitimo ("Well-shaped One"). He gave up the High Kingship because of his rescue by Fingon son of Fingolfin.
  2. Maglor the Minstrel - his father-name was Canafinwë ("Strong-voiced [of] Finwë") and his mother-name was Makalaurë ("Forging Gold" meant in the poetic sense).
  3. Celegorm the Fair - his father-name was Turcafinwë ("Strong Bodied [of] Finwë") and his mother-name was Tyelcormo ("Hasty-Riser").
  4. Curufin the Crafty - his father-name was Curufinwë ("Skillful [son of] Finwë"), the same name as Fëanor. His mother-name was Atarinkë ("Little Father").
  5. Caranthir the Dark - his father-name was Morifinwë ("Dark[-haired of] Finwë") because of his dark hair, and his mother name was Carnistir ("Red-faced") because of his ruddy complexion.
  6. Amrod - his father-name was Pityafinwë ("Little [son of] Finwë") and his mother name was Ambarussa ("Top-russet").
  7. Amras - his father-name was Telufinwë ("Last [of] Finwë") and though his mother-name was originally Ambarussa, his father insisted on naming him seperately. His mother gave him the name Umbarto ("The Fated"), but Fëanor changed it to Ambarto ("Upwards-exalted"), disturbed with the ominous name.