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Idril Celebrindal
Idril Celebrindal, Princess of Gondolin

Idril Celebrindal

Biographical information

Other names
Celebrindal, Itaril, Itarillë, Itarildë[1]
Titles
Princess of Gondolin
Date of birth
Year ascended to the throne
Date of death
Still Alive
Realms ruled
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Physical description

Race
Gender
Female
Height
Tall
Hair color
Golden
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Idril, also called Celebrindal, was a Ñoldorin Elf of Gondolin. She was the daughter of Turgon and Elenwë, wife of the Man Tuor, and mother of Eärendil the Mariner, a Half-Elven.

BiographyEdit

Idril Celebrindal was the only child of Turgon, whose wife Elenwë perished in the crossing of the Helcaraxë.[3] Together with Angrod's son Orodreth, she was one of the two Ñoldor in the third generation to come into exile. Idril was loved in secret by her cousin Maeglin, the son of Eöl the Dark Elf and Aredhel, Turgon's sister, but she scorned his advances because of his dark character, as well as the fact that they were too closely related.[4]

When Tuor, son of Huor, arrived in Gondolin, Idril fell in love with him. Because Turgon had grown to love Tuor as a son (as he had his father before), he allowed Idril and Tuor to wed, thus bringing about the second union of Men and Elves, after Beren and Lúthien.[4]

Being far-sighted she sensed danger and she encouraged Tuor to prepare a secret passage under the city so that if the city was attacked survivors could safely escape.[5] After the Fall of Gondolin, Idril and Tuor became leaders of the exiles at the Mouths of Sirion in the West Beleriand in the region of Arvernien, where they also received Elwing, daughter of Dior.

When Tuor grew old, he and Idril departed in his ship for the West. It is believed by the Elves and the Dúnedain that Idril and Tuor safely arrived in Valinor, bypassing the Ban of the Valar, and that Tuor was reckoned in the kindred of the Elves, so that both she and her husband now live in Valinor.[6][7]

EtymologyEdit

The name Idril is a Sindarized form of her Quenya name Itarillë (or Itarildë), which means "sparkling brilliance". Celebrindal is also a Sindarin word attached to her name which means "silver-foot",[8] due to the fact that she always walked in her barefeet.[9]

House of FingolfinEdit

House of Fingolfin

   
   
   
   
Finwë
   
   
Indis
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Findis
   
   
Fingolfin
   
   
Anairë
   
   
Irimë
   
   
Finarfin
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Fingon
   
   
Turgon
   
   
Elenwë
   
   
Aredhel
   
   
Eöl
   
   
Argon
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Idril
   
   
Tuor
   
   
Maeglin
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Eärendil
   
   
Elwing
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Elrond
   
   
Elros


ReferencesEdit

  1. 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, Chapter IX: "Of the Flight of the Noldor"
  4. 4.0 4.1 The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XVI: "Of Maeglin"
  5. The Atlas of Middle-earth, The First Age, The Elder Days, "Gondolin"
  6. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XXIII: "Of Tuor and the Fall of Gondolin"
  7. Unfinished Tales, Introduction, Part One, I: "Of Tuor and his Coming to Gondolin"
  8. The Silmarillion, Index of Names
  9. The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 11: The War of the Jewels, Part Two: The Later Quenta Silmarillion, XII: "Of Turgon and the Building of Gondolin"

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