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In some of the earliest writings (for example, the ''[[Lay of Leithian]]'') he is given as Finrod's son.  In the published ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', [[Orodreth]] is given as Angrod's brother instead. This was an editorial decision by [[Christopher Tolkien]] which he admitted as a mistake.
  
 
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Revision as of 17:26, 2 July 2006

Angrod ('Iron Champion'; ang = iron, aráto = champion) (Years of the TreesFirst Age 455) was a son of Finarfin and lord of the Ñoldor. His name is rooted in the Sindarin word for iron.

Angrod was the elder brother of Galadriel and Aegnor, and the younger brother of Finrod Felagund. Together with Aegnor he held the highlands of Dorthonion against Morgoth. Aegnor and Angrod were both slain in the Dagor Bragollach.

His wife was Eldalôtë and his son was Orodreth. Angrod was thus the grandfather of Gil-galad, Orodreth's only son.

His name was a Sindarized form of his Telerin (Quenya) name Angaráto.

Genealogy

              Finarfin = Eärwen
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Finrod   ANGROD = Eldalôtë    Aegnor     Galadriel
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        Orodreth
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       Gil-galad, last High King of the Noldor

Other Versions of the Legendarium

In some of the earliest writings (for example, the Lay of Leithian) he is given as Finrod's son. In the published The Silmarillion, Orodreth is given as Angrod's brother instead. This was an editorial decision by Christopher Tolkien which he admitted as a mistake.