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Celegorm

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Celegorm
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Biographical Information
Other namesCelegorm the Fair,
Turcafinwë (Q, fn),
Tyelkormo (Q, mn)
LocationTirion; Himlad
AffiliationOath of Fëanor
LanguageQuenya and Sindarin
Birthafter Y.T. 1190
Tirion
DeathF.A. 506
Sack of Doriath: Menegroth
Family
HouseHouse of Fëanor
ParentageFëanor & Nerdanel
SiblingsMaedhros, Maglor, Caranthir, Curufin, Amrod and Amras
Physical Description
GenderMale
Hair colorFair
WeaponrySword, spear and bow
SteedHuan
GalleryImages of Celegorm

Celegorm the Fair was the third son of Fëanor and Nerdanel,[1] and a constant companion of his younger brother, Curufin.

Celegorm was a great huntsman, and was a friend of the Vala Oromë. From Oromë he learned great skill of birds and beasts, and could understand a number of their languages.[1] He had brought with him from Valinor the great hound Huan, a gift from Oromë.[2]

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[edit] History

As with the other Sons of Fëanor, Celegorm was bound by his father's oath to recover the Silmarils, which had been stolen by the Dark Lord Morgoth.[3] This oath caused him and his brothers to follow Fëanor back to Middle-earth. Upon arrival, and before the rising of the Moon, Celegorm was the one who heard news of Orcs descending through the Vale of Sirion to attack Círdan in the Havens of the Falas. Celegrom led part of the Elven-host that fell upon the Orcs near the Eithel Sirion and drove them into the Fen of Serech.[4]

Celegorm dwelt with his brother Curufin in Himlad and fortified Aglon, a pass that led northeast into Lothlann.[5] However, in the Dagor Bragollach in F.A. 455 the two brothers were defeated and had to flee with their people[6] to Nargothrond, where their cousin Finrod Felagund welcomed them.[7]

Tuuliky - Tyelkormo and Curufinwe

In 465,[8] while he and his brother Curufin lived in Nargothrond they almost took it over at the departure of Finrod Felagund. They captured Lúthien Tinúviel, daughter of King Thingol of Doriath. Celegorm wished to marry her, thus forcing a bond of kinship with Thingol. Huan, however, broke with his master and helped Lúthien escape. He was expelled from Nargothrond with his brother at the order of Orodreth.[2]

Because of the deeds of Celegorm and Curufin, in 468 Orodreth refused to join the Union of Maedhros[9] before the Nirnaeth Arnoediad.[10]

Celegorm fell in the Second Kinslaying in 506,[11] when the Sons of Fëanor attacked Doriath to seize a Silmaril in the possession of the Elvish King Dior Eluchíl. Dior and Celegorm slew each other in the halls of Menegroth.[12]

[edit] Etymology

Celegorm's father-name was Turcafinwë, which in The Shibboleth of Feanor is translated as "Strong, powerful(in body) Finwë". His mother-name was Tyelkormo, meaning "Hasty-riser" a reference to his quick temper. Tyelka, in Quenya, is an adjective which means "swift, agile or hasty".[13] The name Celegorm is the Sindarin version of his mother-name. The Sindarin celeg has the same meaning as tyelka, as they are both derived from the root kyelek.[14]

[edit] Genealogy

Mahtan
b. Y.T.
 
Míriel
d. Y.T. 1170
 
Finwë
d. Y.T. 1495
 
Indis
b. Y.T.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nerdanel
b. Y.T.
 
 
 
Fëanor
Y.T. 1169 - 1497
 
Findis
b. Y.T.
 
Fingolfin
Y.T. 1190 - F.A. 456
 
Írimë
b. Y.T.
 
Finarfin
b. Y.T. 1230
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Maedhros
d. F.A. 587
 
Maglor
b. Y.T.
 
CELEGORM
d. F.A. 506
 
Caranthir
d. F.A. 506
 
Curufin
d. F.A. 506
 
Amrod
d. Y.T. 1497
 
Amras
d. F.A. 538
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Celebrimbor
d. S.A. 1697
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

[edit] See Also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Eldamar and the Princes of the Eldalië"
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Beren and Lúthien"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Flight of the Noldor"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Return of the Noldor"
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Beleriand and its Realms"
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "The Grey Annals": §148
  7. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin"
  8. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "The Grey Annals": §181
  9. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "The Grey Annals": §212
  10. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Fifth Battle: Nirnaeth Arnoediad"
  11. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Three. The Wanderings of Húrin and Other Writings not forming part of the Quenta Silmarillion: V. The Tale of Years"
  12. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Ruin of Doriath"
  13. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Shibboleth of Fëanor", "The names of the Sons of Fëanor"
  14. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", KYELEK-