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Celegorm

Biographical information

Other names
Turcafinwë, Tyelkormo
Titles
Lord of Himlad
Date of birth
Year ascended to the throne
Date of death
Realms ruled
Spouse
Unknown, possible none
Weapon

Physical description

Race
Gender
Male
Height
Hair color
Either dark or golden blond
Eye color
Actor
Voice
Character

Celegorm was the third son of Fëanor and Nerdanel, most closely associated with another brother, Curufin. He is somewhat anomalously described as having golden blond hair, rather than the black or red hair of his parents and his six siblings.

Celegorm was a great huntsman, and a friend of the Vala Oromë. From Oromë he learned great skill of birds and beasts, and could understand a number of their languages. He had brought with him from Valinor the great hound Huan, a gift from Oromë.

BiographyEdit

Celegorm was born in Valinor sometime during the Noontide of Valinor. He was very close to Oromë and probably hunted with him in his woods.[1]

Celegorm
Celegorm with his brother Curufin declaring the Oath.
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After the theft of the Silmarils and the death of their grandfather, he and his father and his brothers took an oath to recover them at any cost. Celegorm, bound to his oath came to Middle-earth and established great realms in exile and joined with their relatives in the House of Fingolfin, and waged war against the armies of Morgoth.[2][3] Celegorm and his brother were great lords in the land of Himlad.[4] Celegorm and his brother were defeated and overwhelmed by the successful sudden assault of Morgoth during the Dagor Bragollach. Celegorm and his brother lost Himlad and fled south to the marches of Doriath. Not being welcome there due to the Kinslaying at Alqualondë, Celegorm, his brother and their people settled in Nargothrond.[5]

While he and his brother Curufin lived in Nargothrond they captured Lúthien Tinúviel, daughter of King Thingol of Doriath. Celegorm wished to marry her, thus forcing a bond of kinship with Thingol. Huan, however, broke with his master and helped Lúthien escape, foiling his scheme. Afterwards, he and his brother were expelled from Nargothrond.[6] Celegorm fell at Menegroth in the Second Kinslaying when the Sons of Fëanor attacked Doriath to seize a Silmaril in the possession of King Dior of Doriath. Dior and Celegorm slew each other in the halls of Menegroth.[7]

EtymologyEdit

Celegorm was the Sindarin rendering of his Quenya mother name,Tyelcormo, or "Hasty-riser" to describe his quick temper. His father name in Quenya was Turcafinwë, or "Strong Finwë", meaning "strong, powerful in body". ("Finwë" was a common family name among his House, it being the name of his grandfather Finwë, patriarch of the House and the High King of the Ñoldor.)[citation needed]

The House of FëanorEdit

House of Feanor

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

  1. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter V: "Of Eldamar and the Princes of the Eldalië"
  2. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter IX: "Of the Flight of the Noldor"
  3. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XIV: "Of Beleriand and its Realms"
  4. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XVI: "Of Maeglin"
  5. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XVIII: "Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin"
  6. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XIX: "Of Beren and Lúthien"
  7. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XXII: "Of the Ruin of Doriath"

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