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Jenny Dolfen - Maedhros searching for the sons of Dior
Maedhros searches for Eluréd and Elurín in vain (Eluréd and Elurín shown in the lower right-hand side), by Jenny Dolfen

Eluréd and Elurín

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Elves of Ossiriand, Elves of Doriath (House of Thingol)
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Eluréd and Elurín were the twin sons of Dior Eluchîl, son of Beren and Lúthien, and Dior's Elven wife, Nimloth.

BiographyEdit

Eluréd and Elurín were both named after their great-grandfather Elu Thingol, the King of Doriath. They had a younger sister named Elwing.[2]

The boys Eluréd and Elurín lived with their father in Menegroth, but during the Second Kinslaying by the Sons of Fëanor they were seized by the cruel servants of Celegorm and abandoned in the forest to die. Maedhros, the eldest of the Sons of Fëanor, repented of the deed and sought in vain for them in the surrounding forest with no success.[2]

They were never found and were presumed to have perished in the forest. Tradition among the Nandor of Ossiriand held that they were led to the safety of the woodlands by birds and beasts and survived.[2]

EtymologyEdit

The name Elurín was a Sindarin word that means "Remembrance of Elu", which came from the words Elu, which was another name for Thingol, and ren ("recall, have in mind").[3]

Eluréd has less clear origins. The latter element réd may have come from the Bëorian word rêda ("heir").[3]

Earlier namesEdit

Eluréd and Elurín were initially called Eldún and Elrún.[3] In other writings, they were given the name Elboron and Elbereth. These names were also the earlier names for the sons of Elrond, Elladan and Elrohir.[4]

House of ThingolEdit

Tolkien - House of Elwe (Thingol)

   
   
Thingol
   
   
Melian
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Lúthien
   
   
Beren
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Dior Eluchil
   
   
   
   
   
   
Nimloth
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Eluréd and Elurín
   
   
   
   
   
   
Elwing
   
   
Eärendil
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Elros
   
   
   
   
Elrond


Other versions of the legendariumEdit

Eluréd and Elurín were not twins, and were born in FA 492. Both brothers died in FA 506, but their father Dior died six years later, in FA 511. Christopher Tolkien later corrected this mistake.[5]

This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at Eluréd and Elurín. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with this wiki, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License 3.0 License.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 11: The War of the Jewels, V. The Tale of Years
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XXII: "Of the Ruin of Doriath"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 12: The Peoples of Middle-earth, XII: "The Problem of Ros"
  4. The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 8: The War of the Ring, Part Three: Minas Tirith, IV: "Many Roads Lead Eastward (1)"
  5. The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 11: The War of the Jewels, Part Two: The Later Quenta Silmarillion, XIV: "Of the Coming of Men into the West", (i) The House of Bëor

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