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'''Angrod''' ('Iron Champion'; [[ang]] = iron, [[aráto]] = champion) ([[Years of the Trees]] – [[First Age]] 455) was a son of [[Finarfin]] and lord of the [[Ñoldor]]. His name is rooted in the [[Sindarin]] word for iron.
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'''Angrod''' ([[Years of the Trees]] – [[First Age]] 455) was a son of [[Finarfin]] and a lord of the [[Noldor]]. He 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]] ("Battle of Sudden Flame").
  
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]].
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His wife was [[Eldalôtë]], who did not join him in [[Exile of the Noldor|exile]]. Angrod's son was [[Orodreth of Nargothrond|Orodreth]] and his grandson [[Gil-galad]], [[High King of the Noldor]] in the [[Second Age]].
  
His wife was [[Eldalôtë]] and his son was [[Orodreth of Nargothrond|Orodreth]]. Angrod was thus the grandfather of [[Gil-galad]], Orodreth's only son.
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== Etymology ==
 
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Angrod's [[father-name]] was '''Angaráto''', meaning "Iron Champion" in [[Quenya]] (from ''[[ang]]'' = "iron" and ''[[aráto]]'' = "champion"). The name ''Angrod'' is the [[Sindarin]] form of Angaráto.
His name was a [[Sindarin|Sindarized]] form of his [[Telerin]] ([[Quenya]]) name '''Angaráto'''.
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==Other Versions of the Legendarium==
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== 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.
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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 ''[[Silmarillion]]'', [[Orodreth of Nargothrond|Orodreth]] is given as Angrod's brother instead. This was an editorial decision by [[Christopher Tolkien]] which he admitted was a mistake.
  
 
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Revision as of 18:27, 11 July 2006

Angrod (Years of the TreesFirst Age 455) was a son of Finarfin and a lord of the Noldor. He 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 ("Battle of Sudden Flame").

His wife was Eldalôtë, who did not join him in exile. Angrod's son was Orodreth and his grandson Gil-galad, High King of the Noldor in the Second Age.

Etymology

Angrod's father-name was Angaráto, meaning "Iron Champion" in Quenya (from ang = "iron" and aráto = "champion"). The name Angrod is the Sindarin form of 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 Silmarillion, Orodreth is given as Angrod's brother instead. This was an editorial decision by Christopher Tolkien which he admitted was a mistake.