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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.



Angrod's father-name was Angaráto, meaning "Iron Champion" in Quenya (from anga = "iron" and aráto = "champion"). The name Angrod is the Sindarin form of Angaráto.


              Finarfin = Eärwen
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Finrod   ANGROD = Eldalôtë    Aegnor     Galadriel
       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.

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