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Caranthir by Filat
Caranthir the Dark by Filat

Caranthir

Biographical information

Other names
Caranthir the Dark, Carnastir
Titles
Lord of Thargelion, Prince of the Ñoldor
Date of birth
YT?, during the Noontide of Valinor
Year ascended to the throne
Date of death
Realms ruled
Spouse
Unknown, possibly none
Weapon

Physical description

Race
Gender
Male
Height
Hair color
Dark
Eye color
Actor
Voice
Character

Caranthir, also known as Caranthir the Dark, was the fourth son of Fëanor and the harshest and the quickest to anger of his seven brothers.

BiographyEdit

As with his brothers, Caranthir was bound by an oath to recover his father's Silmarils, which had been stolen by the Dark Lord Morgoth in Aman. This oath took the seven brothers to Middle-earth during the First Age where they established realms in exile, waged war against the armies of Morgoth, fought their own Elvish kind, and eventually brought ruin upon themselves.

Caranthir's realm was in Thargelion in the East Beleriand, and was sometimes called Dor Caranthir (Caranthir's land); his abode was on the shores of Lake Helevorn. Because his realm bordered the great Dwarfish Kingdoms of Nogrod and Belegost in the Blue Mountains (Ered Luin), he became very wealthy probably controlling much of the trade coming through the Dwarf-Road. After the Dagor Bragollach (Battle of Sudden Flame) he was forced to flee south to Amon Ereb with his brother Amrod.

He rescued the Edain lady Haleth and her people, the Haladin, as they were besieged by Orcs. He then saw the bravery and valour of Men, and offered the Haladin settlement in the North, but Haleth, thanking him, refused and left eventually settling in the Brethil.

He perished along with his brothers Celegorm and Curufin during the Second Kinslaying the attack by the Sons of Fëanor on Menegroth to recover the Silmarils from Elven King Dior of Doriath.[1]

Earlier versions of the LegendariumEdit

Caranthir was called Cranthor in The Book of Lost Tales and Cranthir in early versions of the Quenta Silmarillion.[2]

The House of FëanorEdit

House of Feanor

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


ReferencesEdit

  1. The Silmarillion: Quenta Silmarillion
  2. The Book of Lost Tales

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