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Celegorm by Filat
Celegorm, by Filat

Celegorm

Biographical information

Other names
Celegorn the Fair, Turcafinwë, Tyelkormo
Titles
Lord of Himlad
Date of birth
During in the Noontide of Valinor
Year ascended to the throne
Date of death
Realms ruled
Spouse
None[2]
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Physical description

Race
Gender
Male
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Celegorm, called Celegorm the Fair,[3] was the third son of Fëanor and Nerdanel, most closely associated with another brother, Curufin. He is somewhat anomalously described as having fair 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.[3]

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.[4][5] Celegorm and his brother were great lords in the land of Himlad.[6] 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.[7]

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.[8] 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.[9]

EtymologyEdit

His father-name is Turcafinwë ("Strong [in body] Finwë). His mother-name is Tyelkormo ("Hasty-riser"), from the Quenyan tyelka ("hasty"), possibly in references of his quick temper and habit of leaping when angered.[10]

House of FëanorEdit

House of Feanor

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


GalleryEdit

Turkafinwe in Valinor by Filat
Celegorm with Huan in Valinor, by Filat
Jenny Dolfen - Celegorm and Curufin
Celegorm with his brother Curufin declaring the Oath, by Jenny Dolfen

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. 3.0 3.1 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. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XIV: "Of Beleriand and its Realms"
  6. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XVI: "Of Maeglin"
  7. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XVIII: "Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin"
  8. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XIX: "Of Beren and Lúthien"
  9. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XXII: "Of the Ruin of Doriath"
  10. The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 12: The Peoples of Middle-earth, XI: "The Shibboleth of Fëanor"

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