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The main part of this article relates to the last versions of Middle-earth's history, and as such may controvert parts of The Silmarillion. See Middle-earth canon for a discussion. This subject's portrayal in earlier or alternative versions is discussed in the other versions of the legendarium section.

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Jenny Dolfen - Amrod and Amras
Amras and Amrod, by Jenny Dolfen

Amras

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Other names
Ambarussa, Pityafinwë
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None[2]
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Dark red
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Amras, along with his twin brother Amrod, were the youngest sons of Fëanor. Through their mother Nerdanel, they inherited red hair (probably a dark red), instead of Fëanor's black.

BiographyEdit

Amras was the younger twin brother of Amrod, thus the youngest of the Sons of Fëanor.[3] He was probably born sometime during the Years of the Trees. Along with his father and brothers, he followed the Ñoldor into exile.[4] His mother Nerdanel once asked Fëanor to leave Amrod and Amras, or at least one of them, but Fëanor did not listen. Nerdanel prophesied that not all his sons would set foot on Middle-earth.[5]

At the dawn of the Burning of the ships at Losgar, Amras noticed the absence of his twin brother Amrod. He explained that Amrod was restless and did not sleep on the ground out of discomfort. He was the last to speak about this matter to Fëanor.[5]

Later, Amras and his brothers rescued their father who died afterward from Dagor-nuin-Giliath.[6] He became a hunter in Middle-earth and held the southern lands of Estolad in the East Beleriand between the rivers Gelion, Celon, and the Andram behind the March of Maedhros.[7][8]

Amras took part in the final two Kinslayings, and eventually fell during the Third Kinslaying at the Havens of Sirion in FA 538.[9]

EtymologyEdit

His father-name is Pityafinwë "Little Finwë", from pitya ("little"). Its shorter form was Pityo. His mother-name was Ambarussa "Top-russet", the name he and his brother called each other.[5]

Earlier NamesEdit

Amras was called Diriel in earlier writings.[10]

Other NamesEdit

Like the rest of his brothers, Amras was given an Old English name. He was called Tirgeld, from the words tir ("glory") and geld ("of worth").[11]

House of FëanorEdit

House of Feanor

Finwë
   
   
Míriel
   
   
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Nerdanel
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Maedhros
   
   
Maglor
   
   
Celegorm
   
   
Caranthir
   
   
Curufin
   
   
Amrod
   
   
Amras
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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Other versions of the legendariumEdit

In The Silmarillion, Amrod lives beyond the burning of the ships, and follows Amras to East Beleriand where they held the lands of Estolad together. They share the same fate, dying during the Third Kinslaying. In later writings, Christopher Tolkien added the death of Amrod. For this reason wherever both Amrod and Amras appear in the published material it should be read as Amras alone.

ReferencesEdit

  1. The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 11: The War of the Jewels, V. The Tale of Years
  2. The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 12: The Peoples of Middle-earth, X: "Of Dwarves and Men"
  3. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter V: "Of Eldamar and the Princes of the Eldalië"
  4. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter IX: "Of the Flight of the Noldor"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 12: The Peoples of Middle-earth, XI: "The Shibboleth of Fëanor"
  6. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XIII: "Of the Return of the Noldor"
  7. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XIV: "Of Beleriand and its Realms"
  8. The Atlas of Middle-earth, The First Age, The Elder Days, "Realms-Before the Great Defeat"
  9. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XXIV: "Of the Voyage of Eärendil and the War of Wrath"
  10. The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 1: The Book of Lost Tales Part One, VII: "The Flight of the Noldoli"
  11. The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 4: The Shaping of Middle-earth, III: "The Quenta", Appendix 1: Translation of Quenta Noldorinwa into Old English

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