- This article is about Míriel, Queen of the Ñoldor. For the Queen of Númenor of the same name, see: Míriel Ar-Zimraphel
Míriel also known as Míriel Serindë was the first wife of Finwë, the High King of the Ñoldor and the mother of Fëanor. Miriel's hair was described as being silver in appearance, an unusual color for one of the Ñoldor. She was highly skilled in the art of weaving and needlework, probably nurtured by the Valier Vairë and thus was called Serindë, the broideress.
Míriel married Finwë sometime during the Noontide of Valinor and they lived in Tirion. They had one child a son Curufinwë, whom she called Fëanáro which means 'Spirit of Fire'. After giving birth to Fëanor she could no longer live and so wished to die, something which was impossible because, as an elf, she was immortal within Arda. Watched over by Irmo in Lórien, she laid down in his gardens where her fëa peacefully departed from her body, and she entered the Halls of Mandos: in essence she had died of free will. Her body was tended by the maidens of Estë and remained preserved. This was seen as a shocking event by the Valar, and eventually led to the second marriage of Finwë, and from there to the Rebellion of the Ñoldor and the First Kinslaying.
After Finwë had been killed, Míriel was granted permission to return to life, where she entered the service of Vairë, her task to weave all the deeds of the House of Finwë in the Tapestry of Time.
Míriel means 'Jewel-woman' or perhaps 'Jewel-daughter' and the surnames Serindë 'broideress' and Þerindë 'needlewoman'.
The House of FëanorEdit
Finwë = Míriel Mahtan | | Fëanor = Nerdanel | ------------------------------------------------------ | | | | | | | Maedhros Maglor Celegorm Caranthir Curufin Amrod Amras | Celebrimbor
|Elves of Arda|
Aegnor | Amarië | Angrod | Aredhel | Arminas | Beleg Cúthalion | Caranthir | Celeborn | Celebrimbor | Celebrían | Celegorm | Círdan | Curufin | Daeron | Denethor | Eärwen | Ecthelion | Elemmakil | Elemmírë | Elenwë | Elmo | Elwë (Thingol) | Elwing | Enel | Enerdhil | Eöl | Erestor | Fëanor | Finarfin | Findis | Finduilas | Fingolfin | Fingon | Finrod Felagund | Finwë | Galadriel | Galion | Galdor of the Havens | Gelmir | Gildor Inglorion | Gil-galad | Glorfindel | Gwindor | Idril | Imin | Indis | Ingwë | Ingwion | Irimë | Legolas | Lúthien | Mablung | Maedhros | Maeglin | Maglor | Mahtan | Míriel Serindë | Nerdanel | Nimloth | Olwë | Orodreth | Oropher | Rúmil | Tata | Thranduil | Turgon | Voronwë
- The Silmarillion: Quenta Silmarillion, "Of Fëanor and the Unchaining of Melkor" pgs. 63-64
- The Complete Guide to Middle-earth
- The Peoples of Middle-earth, XI: The Shibboleth of Fëanor