This article is about the second kinslaying. For the other occurrences, see Kinslaying (disambiguation).


The Sons of Fëanor riding to Doriath to reclaim the Silmaril, by Jenny Dolfen at

The Second Sack of Doriath or Second Kinslaying was an attack on Doriath under Thingol's grandson Dior, by an army led by the Sons of Fëanor.



When it became known that Dior inherited the Silmaril from his father Beren, Sons of Fëanor demanded the return of the precious and priceless holy jewel. When their demands went unanswered, the brothers assembled an army to attack Doriath and take the Silmaril by force.

The Battle and Final Fall of DoriathEdit

The Sons of Fëanor came upon the realm in the middle of winter of FA 506 and fought with the Elves of Doriath in the Thousand Caves. For the Elves of Doriath, the battle was lost but before Dior of Doriath fell he slew Celegorm himself, and Fëanor's other sons Caranthir and Curufin were also killed. Dior's wife Nimloth was also killed and her and husband's twin sons Eluréd and Elurín were taken out into the local woods by Celegorm's cruel servants, and left to die in the atrocity. This disturbed Maedhros greatly and he went back out to search for them but they could not be found.


The realm of the fair Elven kingdom of Doriath fell, never to rise again. Even with their victory, the remaining Sons of Fëanor did not recover the Silmaril for Dior and Nimloth's daughter Elwing escaped with the Silmaril to the havens at the Mouths of Sirion.[1]

Translations around the WorldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Chinese (Hong Kong) 第二次親族相殘


  1. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XXII: "Of the Ruin of Doriath"

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