Eärwen was the daughter of Olwë and had several unnamed brothers. She was the wife of Finarfin, and mother of Finrod, Angrod, Aegnor, and Galadriel.[2]


Eärwen was born during the Years of the Trees either in Middle-earth or in the Elven realms of the Far West, possibly Tol Eressëa or Alqualondë. In YT 1280, she wedded Finarfin the youngest son of Finwë.[3] Her children were Finrod, Angrod, Aegnor, and Galadriel. She was said to be a friend of Anairë, wife of Fingolfin.[4]

Like Anairë, Eärwen did not follow her husband into exile during the Revolt of the Ñoldor.[4] Later, Finarfin repented because of the Kinslaying at Alqualondë and returned to Aman.[5]


The name Eärwen means "Sea-maiden" from the Quenyan ëar ("Sea") and the sufix -wen ("maiden").[6][7][8]

House of OlwëEdit


Other versions of the legendariumEdit

In The Silmarillion, Eärwen has another son called Orodreth.[2] This is later changed by Christopher Tolkien, making Orodreth a son of Angrod and Eärwen's grandson instead.


Līga Kļaviņa - Royal Couple
Royal Couple, by Līga Kļaviņa
Earwen by andi scribbles
Eärwen of Alqualondë, by Andi Scribbles

Translations around the WorldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Amharic ዐአርወን ?
Arabic ائارون
Armenian Եարւեն
Belarusian Cyrillic Еарўен
Bulgarian Cyrillic Еарвен
Burmese ဧအရ္ဝေန္
Chinese 伊珥雯
Georgian ეარwენი
German Earwen
Greek Εάργουεν
Gujarati ઍઅર્વેન
Hebrew יארוין ?
Hindi एअर्वेन
Japanese エアルウェン
Kannada ಏಅರ್ವ್ನ
Kazakh Cyrillic Еәруен
Korean 에아르웬
Kurdish ه‌اروه‌ن (Arabic script) Earwen (Latin)
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Эарвэн
Macedonian Cyrillic Еарwен
Marathi एअर्वेन
Mongolian Cyrillic Еарүен ?
Nepalese एअर्वेन
Pashto ېاروېن
Persian هاروهن ?
Polish Eärwena
Russian Эарвен
Sanskrit एअर्वेन्
Serbian Еарвен (Cyrillic) Earven (Latin)
Sinhalese ඒඅර්වෙන්
Tajik Cyrillic Еарwен
Tamil ஏஅர்௰எந் ?
Telugu ఏఅర్వెన
Ukrainian Cyrillic Еарwен
Urdu ااروین
Uzbek Еарwен (Cyrillic) Earwen (Latin)
Yiddish עאַרווען


  1. Unfinished Tales, Part Two: The Second Age, IV: "The History of Galadriel and Celeborn, and of Amroth King of Lórien"
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter V: "Of Eldamar and the Princes of the Eldalië"
  3. The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 10: Morgoth's Ring, The Annals of Aman
  4. 4.0 4.1 The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 12: The Peoples of Middle-earth, XI: "The Shibboleth of Fëanor"
  5. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter IX: "Of the Flight of the Noldor"
  6. The Silmarillion, Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin names
  7. The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 5: The Lost Road and Other Writings, Part Three: "The Etymologies"
  8. Parma Eldalamberon, Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

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