Nimloth of Doriath
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|"Nimloth of Doriath" by Elawen Altariel|
|Titles||Queen of Doriath|
|Birth||unknown, possibly before the Years of the Trees |
|Rule||F.A. 502 - 506|
|Death||F.A. 506 |
Menegroth during the Sack of Doriath
|Children||Eluréd, Elurín, Elwing|
|Gallery||Images of Nimloth|
In F.A. 497 she wedded Dior, King Thingol's heir, and for a time lived with him by the Lanthir Lamath waterfall at the base of the Blue Mountains. There she gave birth to Elwing, Eluréd, and Elurín. In 504, after the murder of King Thingol, she returned to Doriath with her husband and became Queen of Doriath. Their reign was short-lived, however, as the Sons of Fëanor assaulted Menegroth and slew both her and Dior. This was the Second Kinslaying. Her youngest children, Eluréd and Elurín, were left in the forest to die by the servants of Celegorm. Elwing, however, escaped to the Havens of Sirion. Years later she would wed Eärendil and together they would gain aid from Valinor.
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The History of Galadriel and Celeborn"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Ruin of Doriath"
- ↑ This origin for Celeborn was never finalized by Tolkien and should be considered suspect. See the Celeborn for more details.