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Finrod, son of Finarfin, was a Noldorin prince who met Amarië in Valinor. Although in love with one another, they did not marry and Amarië did not follow Finrod into exile to Beleriand; according to The Grey Annals this was because she was not permitted. Following Finrod's death, at the hands of Sauron during the Quest for the Silmaril, he was brought back to life and lives with Amarië in Valinor.
The Encyclopedia of Arda says that Amarië is difficult to interpret, but suggests it could include mar, "home" in reference to Amarië's location at home in Aman. Ruth S. Noel makes a similar interpretation and defines Amarië as "Of the Home" but is unable to identify whether the name is Sindarin or Quenya.
In Other Versions of the Legendarium
Originally Finrod had a wife named Meril who went into exile and bore the child Gil-galad who were both sent to dwell in the Havens of the Falas for their safety. This was later to changed so Finrod had no child - with Gil-galad becoming the son of Orodreth, Finrod's nephew - and Amarië's beloved remaining in Aman.
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Noldor in Beleriand"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "The Grey Annals": §109
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "The Grey Annals": §180
- ↑ Encyclopedia of Arda, "Amarië" (accessed January 20, 2011)
- ↑ Ruth S. Noel, The Languages of Tolkien's Middle-earth (revised edition), p. 108
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Two. The Later Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin (Chapter 15)", p. 242
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Shibboleth of Fëanor", p. 349