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[edit] Eye color

When making the infobox, I purposefully left Fëanor's eye color blank. I can't think of anywhere that it is attested, though I strongly suspect it's grey. Does anyone know of a source where Tolkien stated the color of his eyes? —Tar-Telperien 18:25, 2 December 2006 (EST)

All Elves' eyes were grey, but Fëanor's, I believe, were darker than usual, and yet with a fiery light. I'll check the Sil's description. --Narfil Palùrfalas 18:32, 2 December 2006 (EST)
I seem to have. . . er. . . misplaced my Silmarillion copy. Anyway, I'm pretty sure that's right. --Narfil Palùrfalas 18:37, 2 December 2006 (EST)
In The Silmarillion it just says that his eyes were "piercingly bright", which tells us nothing about their actual color. —Tar-Telperien 19:24, 2 December 2006 (EST)
All Elves have grey eyes? I had no idea? Where did you find that bit of information? Corsair Caruso 03:02, 4 October 2013 (UTC)
Not all of the Quendi had grey eyes, just dark hair and grey eyes was the most common appearance among them. Perhaps fav type of beauty of JRRT, referenced from his wife? Finwe for example had grey-blue eyes, Olwe - blue. For general descriptions check Quendi and Eldar in HoME and other essays, for help check this set of quotations we've gathered at the Silmarillion club at deviantART - link: [1] (Sorry, I forgot how to tag URL properly.) Greetings, Sirielle 21:02, 20 November 2013 (UTC)
He was a Noldo, so his eyes were either grey or blue.Unsigned comment by Laurelin93 (talk • contribs).

[edit] FA Nomination?

This is a good article! You should put it up for FA!--Galdor of the Havens 20:38, 4 December 2009 (UTC)
It has some major source issues. Currently, the reference list is unorganized and contains both canon and noncanon sources, making it unclear what exactly came from where. -- Ederchil (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 20:54, 4 December 2009 (UTC)
Still, after a small bit of work, and drastically lowering the span of which an article is featured (maybe to a week), this article could be featured.--Galdor of the Trees 17:45, 5 December 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Order of birth

Throughout Tolkien's latest writings Curufin is listed as the fourth son of Fëanor. Yet Christopher Tolkien doesn't seem to care about that tiny fact. Woolly Mammoth 17:16, 30 May 2015 (UTC)

"His sons were too occupied in war and feuds to pay attention to such matters, save Maglor who was a poet, and Curufin, his fourth and favourite son to whom he gave his own name..." - J.R.R. Tolkien, The Shibboleth of Fëanor Woolly Mammoth 17:16, 30 May 2015 (UTC)