Template:Royalty infobox 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'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. It is written in the Shibboleth that probably both him and Finrod received the same name Aráto, and this later differentiated to Findaráto and the above. Angrod's epessë was Angamaitë "iron-handed" (from anga + maitë).
Finarfin = Eärwen | ___________________|_____________________ | | | | | | | | Finrod ANGROD = Eldalôtë Aegnor Galadriel | | Orodreth | | 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.