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Nimloth

Biographical information

Other names
Lady Lindis[1]
Titles
Date of birth
Unknown, possibly sometime during the Years of the Trees
Year ascended to the throne
Date of death
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Physical description

Race
Culture
Sindar (House of Elmo) (Elves of Doriath)
Gender
Female
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This article is about the the elf of Doriath. For the White Tree of Númenor, see Nimloth.

Nimloth was an Elf of Doriath during the First Age. She was the daughter of Galathil, son of Galadhon, the son of Elmo. Elmo was the brother of Olwë and Elwë, making her a kinswoman of King Thingol.

BiographyEdit

Nimloth later married Dior the Beautiful, her second cousin once removed, making her an heir of Melian, Queen of Doriath. In the few years before the death of Thingol, she lived near the land of Lanthir Lamath at the base of the Blue Mountains in the Northeast. There her children Eluréd, Elurín and Elwing were born.

When Thingol died, she went Northwest to Doriath with her husband and their children and became Queen of Doriath. She was later slain in the Kinslaying of Menegroth by the Sons of Fëanor along with her husband. Elwing escaped to the Havens of Sirion but it is unknown whether her brothers survived or not. It is tradtion among the Nandor of Ossiriand that they were lead to safety by the birds and beasts after being abandoned in the forest by the servants of Celegorm.[2]

EtymologyEdit

In Sindarin, the name Nimloth means "White flower", from the words nim ("white") and loth ("flower, blossom").[3][4] Her name might also mean "Pale blossom".[5]

Other versions of the legendariumEdit

In an earlier text, Nimloth was the sister of Celeborn, rather than his niece through his brother, Galathil.[1]

House of ElmoEdit

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Melian
   
   
Elu Thingol
   
   
   
   
   
   
Olwë
   
   
   
   
   
   
Elmo
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Beren
   
   
Lúthien
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Eärwen
   
   
   
   
   
   
Galadhon
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Galadriel
   
   
Celeborn
   
   
   
   
Galathil
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Dior
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Nimloth
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Eluréd and Elurín
   
   
   
   
Elwing
   
   
Eärendil
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Elros
   
   
   
   
Elrond
   
   
Celebrían


Queen of Doriath
Preceded by
Melian
Nimloth (elf) Succeeded by
None, Kingdom destroyed and title abandoned
FA 502 - FA 506

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 11: The War of the Jewels, V. The Tale of Years
  2. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XXII: "Of the Ruin of Doriath"
  3. The Silmarillion, Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin names
  4. Parma Eldalamberon, Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
  5. The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 10: Morgoth's Ring, The Later Quenta Silmarillion, The First Phase, "Of Valinor and the Two Trees"

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