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Finarfin
Finarfin

Finarfin

Biographical information

Other names
Arafinwë, Finarphin, the Fair & Ingalaurë[1]
Date of birth
Year ascended to the throne
YT ?
Date of death
Still Alive
Realms ruled
Spouse
Weapon

Physical description

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

Finarfin was a Ñoldorin Elf of Valinor.

Finarfin was said to be the fairest and wisest of Finwë's sons. Like all of Finwë's sons, Finarfin founded his own house. Uniquely among the Ñoldor he and his descendants all had golden hair inherited from his mother, so his house was sometimes called "The Golden House of Finarfin".

BiographyEdit

He is the third and youngest son (and also the youngest child) of Finwë, Finarfin's mother was Indis. His half brother was Fëanor and his full brother Fingolfin. His sisters were Findis and Irimë. He married Eärwen, a princess of the Teleri an act that related him to the kin of Thingol, King of Doriath. He had four children: Finrod Felagund, Angrod, Aegnor and Galadriel. Through Galadriel, he is the grandfather of Lady Celebrian of Rivendell (wife of Elrond), and consequently, the great-grandfather of her three children Elladan and Elrohir and the famous Arwen Undómiel, future Queen of Gondor. [1] After the death of Finwë when Fëanor gave his wrathful speech before the Ñoldor of Tirion, Finarfin was there and listening to the hasty words he tried in vain to persuade the Ñoldor to pause and not to be rash. Nevertheless he departed with his brothers Fëanor and Fingolfin for Middle-earth, but turned back when Mandos pronounced the Doom of the Ñoldor. Finarfin then became King of the residual Ñoldor in Aman and presumably still rules from Tirion on Túna.[3][1]

EtymologyEdit

In Quenya, his fathername is Arafinwë, "Noble-Finwë" and his mothername is Ingalaurë. Finarfin is the Sindarized form.[1]

House of FinarfinEdit

House of Finarfin

Finwë
   
   
Indis
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Fingolfin
   
   
Finarfin
   
   
Eärwen
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Finrod
   
   
Angrod
   
   
Eldalótë
   
   
Aegnor
   
   
Galadriel
   
   
Celeborn
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Orodreth
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Celebrían
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Finduilas
   
   
   
   
   
   
Gil-galad


Earlier versions of the legendariumEdit

Finarfin was called Finrod in earlier versions of the Middle-earth mythology, and his son Finrod Felagund Inglor Felagund. As such he appears in the 1st edition of The Lord of the Rings as Finrod. This was changed in later editions, but not all references to Inglor were removed: see Gildor Inglorion.


  1.   Orodreth appears as one of Finarfin's sons in the published Silmarillion. In Tolkien's writings however he clearly is Angrod's son, but this was changed in the Silmarillion by Christopher Tolkien, which he later admitted was a mistake.

See alsoEdit

Preceded by:
Finwë
High King of the Ñoldor (in Valinor)
YT ? - ?
Followed by:
None, presumably still rules

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 12: The Peoples of Middle-earth, XI: "The Shibboleth of Fëanor"
  2. The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 10: Morgoth's Ring, The Annals of Aman
  3. The Silmarillion: Quenta Silmarillion

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