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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
Amrod and Amras, by Jenny Dolfen

Amrod

Biographical information

Other names
Ambarussa, Ambarto, Umbarto, Telufinwë
Titles
Lord of Estolad
Date of birth
Year ascended to the throne
Date of death
Realms ruled
Spouse
None[2]
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Race
Gender
Male
Height
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Dark red
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Amrod was the youngest son of Fëanor, along with his twin brother Amras.

BiographyEdit

Jenny Dolfen - The Oath of Feanor

Amrod taking The Oath of Fëanor with his brothers, by Jenny Dolfen

Amrod and his brother Amras were born sometime during the Years of the Trees in Valinor. During the rebellion of the Ñoldor, Amrod and his brothers swore the Oath of Fëanor.[3] Before they left for Middle-earth, Nerdanel Amrod's mother begged Fëanor to leave her two youngest son with him or at least one of them. Fëanor refused her, and Nerdanel prophesied that one of them will not set foot on Middle-earth.[4]

Arriving in Middle-earth, Fëanor had roused his sons to burn the ships. Yet in the morning, Amras noticed the absence of his twin brother and asked for him. He explained that Amrod did not sleep on the ground in great discomfort. Fëanor perceived that Amrod wished to sail back and rejoin his mother in Valinor.[4]

It was said that none dared to speak to Fëanor about this matter afterward.[4]

EtymologyEdit

His father-name is Telufinwë "Last Finwë", most likely from the Quenyan tella ("hindmost, last").[5] The short form of this name is Telvo. Originally, his mother-name was Ambarussa "Top-russet", from amba ("upwards"). When Fëanor insisted on different names for the twins, Nerdanel called Amrod Umbarto, "the Fated". Fëanor later changed it to Ambarto, "Upwards-exalted", from amba and arta ("exalted, lofty").[4]

Earlier namesEdit

In earlier versions, Amrod was given the name Damrod and his brother Amras was named Diriel.[6]

Other NamesEdit

In Old English, Amrod's name is Deormod "the Brave-hearted".[7]

Other versions of the legendariumEdit

In The Silmarillion, Amrod did not die during the Burning of the ships at Losgar. In this version, Amrod and his six brothers rescued their father during the Dagor-nuin-Giliath.[8] He had also held the lands of Estolad with his brother.[9] In FA 583, Amrod and Amras died during the Third Kinslaying at the Havens of Sirion.[10]

House of FëanorEdit

House of Feanor

Finwë
   
   
Míriel
   
   
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Fëanor
   
   
   
   
   
   
Nerdanel
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Maedhros
   
   
Maglor
   
   
Celegorm
   
   
Caranthir
   
   
Curufin
   
   
Amrod
   
   
Amras
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Celebrimbor


ReferencesEdit

  1. The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 10: Morgoth's Ring, The Annals of Aman
  2. The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 12: The Peoples of Middle-earth, X: "Of Dwarves and Men"
  3. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter IX: "Of the Flight of the Noldor"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 12: The Peoples of Middle-earth, XI: "The Shibboleth of Fëanor"
  5. The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 5: The Lost Road and Other Writings, Part Three: "The Etymologies"
  6. The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 1: The Book of Lost Tales Part One, VII: "The Flight of the Noldoli"
  7. The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 4: The Shaping of Middle-earth, III: "The Quenta", Appendix 1: Translation of Quenta Noldorinwa into Old English
  8. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XIII: "Of the Return of the Noldor"
  9. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XVII: "Of the Coming of Men into the West"
  10. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XXIV: "Of the Voyage of Eärendil and the War of Wrath"

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