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House of Finarfin

Heraldic Device of the House of Finarfin

The House of Finarfin was a noble house of Ñoldorin Elves.

HistoryEdit

It was founded by Finarfin, son of Finwë, after his marriage to Eärwen daughter of Olwë in YT 1280.[1] The couple had four children: Finrod, Aegnor, Angrod, and Galadriel.[2] During the Revolt of the Ñoldor, Finarfin and household followed the House of Fëanor into exile. The Kinslaying at Alqualondë made Finarfin reluctant to journey further. At last, at the proclamation of the Doom of Mandos, Finarfin repented and turned back to Aman where he sued for pardon to the Valar. He returned, but his children did not come, thus the foundation of the House of Finrod in Middle-earth. In Aman, the High Kingship of the Elves was passed to Finarfin.[3]

The House is recognizable by the golden hair of its members due to their half-Vanyarin heritage from Finarfin's mother, Indis.

House of FinarfinEdit

House of Finarfin

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


Other versions of the legendariumEdit

In The Silmarillion, Orodreth was the second son of Finarfin. This is an editorial mistake and Orodreth is later changed as the son of Angrod, and father of Finduilas and Gil-galad

ReferencesEdit

  1. The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 10: Morgoth's Ring, The Annals of Aman
  2. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter V: "Of Eldamar and the Princes of the Eldalië"
  3. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter IX: "Of the Flight of the Noldor"

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