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House of Finarfin

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House of Finarfin
Noble House
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General Information
Other namesNost Finarfin (S)
FounderFinarfin
LocationsTirion, West Beleriand, Dorthonion
AffiliationHouse of Finwë
LanguagesExilic Quenya, Sindarin
Physical Description
RaceNoldor
DistinctionsThe most beautiful Noldorin house
Hair colorGolden
GalleryImages of the House of Finarfin

The House of Finarfin was a noble house of the Noldor formed by the descendants and followers of Finarfin, third son of Finwë. A particular aspect of this house is that many had golden hair, due to their half-Vanyarin heritage.

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[edit] History

Lord of the Third House in Middle-earth by Elena Kukanova

During the march on Aman, Finarfin himself repented when he heard the Doom of the Noldor and returned to the West with some of his followers.[1]

His children, led by Finrod, came to Beleriand, and that is why his House is also named House of Finrod. Galadriel belonged to this house as well as Gildor Inglorion[2] and perhaps Glorfindel[3]. Such Elves remained in Middle-earth until the late Third Age.

[edit] Etymology

Finarfin did not come to Middle-earth, but his children were called collectively by the Sindar as "the children of Finarfin", in Sindarin Nost Finarfin ("the house/family of Finarfin").[4]

[edit] Genealogy

Finwë
d. Y.T. 1495
 
Indis
b. Y.T.
 
 
 
Olwë
b. Y.T.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FINARFIN
b. Y.T. 1230
 
 
 
 
 
Eärwen
b. Y.T.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Finrod
Y.T. 1300 - F.A. 465
 
Angrod
d. F.A. 455
 
Eldalótë
b. Y.T.
 
Aegnor
d. F.A. 455
 
Galadriel
b. Y.T. 1362
 
Celeborn
b. F.A.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Orodreth
d. F.A. 495
 
 
 
 
 
Elrond
b. F.A. 532
 
Celebrían
b. S.A.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gil-galad
d. S.A. 3441
 
Finduilas
d. F.A. 495
 
Elladan
b. T.A. 130
 
Elrohir
b. T.A. 130
 
Arwen
T.A. 241 - Fo.A. 121
 

[edit] Other versions of the legendarium

In earlier versions, Finrod was the name for Finarfin, so in the Noldorin stage it was called Nos Finrod ("House of Finrod").[5]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Flight of the Noldor"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "Three is Company"
  3. Robert Foster, The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, p. 204, entry "House of Finrod"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "XI. The Shibboleth of Fëanor", "Notes", p. 360, note 31
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, Part Three: "The Etymologies", entry NÔ