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|"Amrod and Amras, sons of Feanor" by Jenny Dolfen|
|Other names||Pityafinwë (Q, fn)Ambarussa (Q, mn)Minyarussa (Q, epessë)|
|Affiliation||Oath of Fëanor|
|Birth||after Y.T. 1190 |
|Death||F.A. 538 |
Third Kinslaying at the Havens of Sirion
|House||House of Fëanor|
|Parentage||Fëanor & Nerdanel|
|Siblings||Maedhros, Maglor, Celegorm, Caranthir, Curufin and Amrod (twin)|
|Hair color||Dark red|
|Gallery||Images of Amras|
He, like his brothers, participated in the Flight of the Noldor. He was deeply attached to his twin brother, and thus they were called "Ambarussa" (see below). After his brother's death in the Ships of the Teleri at Losgar, according to the Shibboleth of Fëanor, he dared speak against his father, and was the last to do so.
- "In the morning the host was mustered, but of Fëanor's seven sons only six were to be found. Then Ambarussa went pale with fear. 'Did you not then rouse Ambarussa my brother (whom you called Ambarto?' he said. 'He would not come ashore to sleep (he said) in discomfort.' But it is thought (and no doubt Fëanor had guessed this also) that it was in the mind of Ambarto to sail his ship back [?afterwards] and rejoin Nerdanel; for he had been much [?shocked] by the deed of his father. That ship I destroyed first,' said Fëanor (hiding his own dismay). 'Then rightly you gave the name to the youngest of your children,' said Ambarussa, 'And Umbarto "the Fated" was its true form. Fell and fey are you become.' And after that no one dared to speak again to Fëanor of this matter."
- ― The Shibboleth of Fëanor
Amras' father-name was Pityafinwë, or "Little Finwë", as he was the second youngest of the House of Finwë. The short form of his name was Pityo, "Little One". His mother-name was Ambarussa ("top-russet", referring to his hair). His twin Amrod shared the same mother-name for a time (see Amrod for further information). While in Aman, others called him Minyarussa, which means "First-russa".
The name Amras is the Sindarin version of Ambarussa.
In later notes found in The Peoples of Middle-earth, Tolkien mentions that he wished to change the name to Amros because of linguistic issues. While this occurred late in life, and there are no known manuscripts written later that contradict this, its canonicity is in dispute.
Other versions of the Legendarium
- The Silmarillion, Of Eldamar and the Princes of the Eldalië
- The Silmarillion, Of Fëanor and the Unchaining of Melkor
- The Silmarillion, Of the Silmarils and the Unrest of the Noldor
- The Silmarillion, Of the Flight of the Noldor
- The Silmarillion, Of the Return of the Noldor
- The Silmarillion, Of Beleriand and its Realms
- The Silmarillion, Of the Noldor in Beleriand
- The Silmarillion, Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin
- The Silmarillion, Of the Fifth Battle: Nirnaeth Arnoediad
- The Silmarillion, Of the Ruin of Doriath
- The Silmarillion, Of the Voyage of Eärendil and the War of Wrath
- The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, The Nauglafring
- The Shaping of Middle-earth, The Earliest Annals of Valinor
- The Shaping of Middle-earth, The Earliest Annals of Beleriand
- The Lost Road and Other Writings, The later Annals of Beleriand
- The Lost Road and Other Writings, The later Annals of Valinor
- The Lost Road and Other Writings, Quenta Silmarillion
- The Lost Road and Other Writings, The Etymologies
- Morgoth's Ring, The Annals of Aman
- Morgoth's Ring, The Later Quenta Silmarillion
- The War of the Jewels, The Grey Annals
- The War of the Jewels, The Later Quenta Silmarillion
- The Peoples of Middle-earth, The Shibboleth of Feanor
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, "From The Shibboleth of Fëanor" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 41, July 2000
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, "The Nauglafring", pp. 241, 245, 251