Tolkien Gateway

Zimrahin

(Redirected from Meldis)
Zimrahin
Adan
Biographical Information
Other namesMeldis
LanguageMannish dialect
Family
HouseHouse of Marach
SpouseMalach Aradan
ChildrenAdanel, Magor
Physical Description
GenderFemale

Zimrahin was the wife of Malach Aradan, whom she wedded in F.A. 337 after his return from fourteen years in Hithlum. After marriage she took the Elvish name of Meldis and became the mother of Adanel and Magor.[1]

[edit] Genealogy

 
 
 
 
 
 
Marach
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ZIMRAHIN
(MELDIS)
 
Malach
(Aradan)
 
Imlach
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adanel
 
Magor
 
Amlach


[edit] Etymology

Meldis is the Sindarin name of Zimrahin, wife of Malach Aradan. The meaning of the name is "friend"[2]. The name only occurs in the genealogical table of the 'folk of Marach'[1].

[edit] Other Versions of the Legendarium

In The 'Folk of Marach' family tree (in The War of the Jewels) Zimrhin (and Malach) had a third child. Originally (in version one of the table) there was a note for multiple children that said, "Others not concerned in these Chronicles". In version two of the table this became one name, "Sael..th" that was changed to "Saelon" and then the name and birth-date were struck out.[1]

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Two. The Later Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Coming of Men into the West (Chapter 14)", p. 234
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", s. v. MEL-, 372