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The House of the descendants and followers of [[Fingolfin]], second son of [[Finwë]], who was accounted [[High King of the Noldor]] after the death of his elder brother [[Fëanor]] in the first year of the [[First Age]].
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The '''House of Fingolfin''' were the descendants and followers of [[Fingolfin]], second son of [[Finwë]]. They hold the [[High King of the Noldor|High Kingship of the Noldor]] during the [[First Age]].
  
During the early years of the First Age, the House of Fingolfin held the lands to the northwest of [[Beleriand]]; [[Hithlum]], [[Nevrast]] and [[Gondolin]]. Of these, the city of Gondolin held until I 510, but Hithlum was overrun by [[Morgoth]] in the [[Nírnaeth Arnoediad]], where Fingon was slain (Fingolfin had already met his end in the [[Dagor Bragollach]]). The remnant of the House, including Fingon's son [[Ereinion Gil-galad]], were succoured by [[Círdan]] in the [[Grey Havens]].
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==History==
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Fingolfin was accounted [[High King of the Noldor]] after [[Maedhros]] bestowed the Kingship to him, in gratitude for his son [[Fingon]] rescuing him from [[Thangorodrim]] and as compensation for the acts of [[Fëanor|his father]] against him.
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During the early years of the [[Exile of the Noldor]], the House of Fingolfin held the lands to the northwest of [[Beleriand]]: [[Hithlum]], [[Nevrast]] and [[Gondolin]]. Of these, the city of Gondolin held until {{FA|510}}, but Hithlum was overrun by [[Morgoth]] in the [[Nirnaeth Arnoediad]], where Fingon was slain (Fingolfin had already met his end in the [[Dagor Bragollach]]). The remnant of the House, including Fingon's son [[Gil-galad|Ereinion Gil-galad]], were succoured by [[Círdan]] in the [[Grey Havens]].
  
 
After the Nirnaeth, [[Tuor]] son of [[Huor]] was sent as a messenger to [[Turgon]] in [[Gondolin]], and there wedded Turgon's daughter [[Idril]]. Thus was the blood of [[Men]] introduced into the House, and the descendants of their line were named half-elven, given the choice of whether they were to considered [[Men]] or [[Elves]]. All these descendants chose to be considered among the [[Firstborn]], except [[Elrond]]'s brother [[Elros]] (who became the first King of [[Númenor]] and was a direct ancestor of [[Aragorn|Aragorn Elessar]]), and Elrond's daughter [[Arwen]] (Queen to Aragorn at the end of the [[Third Age]]).
 
After the Nirnaeth, [[Tuor]] son of [[Huor]] was sent as a messenger to [[Turgon]] in [[Gondolin]], and there wedded Turgon's daughter [[Idril]]. Thus was the blood of [[Men]] introduced into the House, and the descendants of their line were named half-elven, given the choice of whether they were to considered [[Men]] or [[Elves]]. All these descendants chose to be considered among the [[Firstborn]], except [[Elrond]]'s brother [[Elros]] (who became the first King of [[Númenor]] and was a direct ancestor of [[Aragorn|Aragorn Elessar]]), and Elrond's daughter [[Arwen]] (Queen to Aragorn at the end of the [[Third Age]]).
  
After the [[Fall of Gondolin]], the survivors of the House lived as exiles at the [[Mouths of Sirion]] or in the [[Falas]], until [[Eärendil]], descendant of Fingolfin's second son Turgon, sailed into the West to seek the aid of the [[Valar]], who overthrew Morgoth in the [[War of Wrath]] in c. I 583.
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After the [[Fall of Gondolin]], the survivors of the House lived as exiles at the [[Mouths of Sirion]] or in the [[Falas]], until [[Eärendil]], descendant of Fingolfin's second son Turgon, sailed into the West to seek the aid of the [[Valar]], who overthrew Morgoth in the [[War of Wrath]] in c. {{FA|583}}.
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The House of Fingolfin was probably no more as an entity; the only known descendants were the two [[Half-elven]] sons of [[Eärendil]]; [[Elrond]] and [[Elros]], the patriarch of the [[Men|Mannish]] [[House of Elros]] and the [[Kings of Númenor]].
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==Genealogy==
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==Other versions of the legendarium==
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The last High King of the Noldor, Ereinion Gil-galad, remained in Middle-earth. Despite having been listed as the son of Fingon in the published ''Silmarillion'', Christopher Tolkien later admitted this was an editorial error on his part. Gil-Galad's correct parentage is [[Orodreth]] of the [[House of Finarfin]].{{fact}}
  
The last High King of the Noldor, Ereinion Gil-galad, remained in Middle-earth. He dwelt in [[Lindon]] with his great-nephew Elrond and Círdan the Shipwright, and marched with the [[Last Alliance of Elves and Men|Last Alliance]] to [[Mordor]] at the end of the [[Second Age]]. There he fell in the Siege of Barad-dûr, and the royal line of the House of Fingolfin came to an end in Middle-earth.
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House of Fingolfin
Noble House
LorenzoCB - Fingolfin device.png
General Information
FounderFingolfin
LocationsTirion, North Beleriand
AffiliationHouse of Finwë, Union of Maedhros
LanguagesExilic Quenya
Sindarin
Physical Description
RaceNoldor
GalleryImages of the House of Fingolfin

The House of Fingolfin were the descendants and followers of Fingolfin, second son of Finwë. They hold the High Kingship of the Noldor during the First Age.

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[edit] History

Fingolfin was accounted High King of the Noldor after Maedhros bestowed the Kingship to him, in gratitude for his son Fingon rescuing him from Thangorodrim and as compensation for the acts of his father against him.

During the early years of the Exile of the Noldor, the House of Fingolfin held the lands to the northwest of Beleriand: Hithlum, Nevrast and Gondolin. Of these, the city of Gondolin held until F.A. 510, but Hithlum was overrun by Morgoth in the Nirnaeth Arnoediad, where Fingon was slain (Fingolfin had already met his end in the Dagor Bragollach). The remnant of the House, including Fingon's son Ereinion Gil-galad, were succoured by Círdan in the Grey Havens.

After the Nirnaeth, Tuor son of Huor was sent as a messenger to Turgon in Gondolin, and there wedded Turgon's daughter Idril. Thus was the blood of Men introduced into the House, and the descendants of their line were named half-elven, given the choice of whether they were to considered Men or Elves. All these descendants chose to be considered among the Firstborn, except Elrond's brother Elros (who became the first King of Númenor and was a direct ancestor of Aragorn Elessar), and Elrond's daughter Arwen (Queen to Aragorn at the end of the Third Age).

After the Fall of Gondolin, the survivors of the House lived as exiles at the Mouths of Sirion or in the Falas, until Eärendil, descendant of Fingolfin's second son Turgon, sailed into the West to seek the aid of the Valar, who overthrew Morgoth in the War of Wrath in c. F.A. 583.

The House of Fingolfin was probably no more as an entity; the only known descendants were the two Half-elven sons of Eärendil; Elrond and Elros, the patriarch of the Mannish House of Elros and the Kings of Númenor.

[edit] Genealogy

 
Finwë
d. Y.T. 1495
 
Indis
b. Y.T.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FINGOLFIN
Y.T. 1190 - F.A. 456
 
Anairë
b. Y.T.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fingon
d. F.A. 472
 
Turgon
Y.T. 1300 - F.A. 510
 
Elenwë
d. Y.T. 1500
 
Aredhel
Y.T. 1362 - F.A. 400
 
Eöl
d. F.A. 400
 
Argon
d. F.A. 1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tuor
b. F.A. 472
 
Idril
b. Y.T.
 
 
 
 
 
Maeglin
F.A. 320 - 510
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eärendil
b. F.A. 503
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

[edit] Other versions of the legendarium

The last High King of the Noldor, Ereinion Gil-galad, remained in Middle-earth. Despite having been listed as the son of Fingon in the published Silmarillion, Christopher Tolkien later admitted this was an editorial error on his part. Gil-Galad's correct parentage is Orodreth of the House of Finarfin.[source?]

[edit] Notes