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Angrod

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Angrod
Noldo
Biographical Information
TitlesJoint Lord of Dorthonion with Aegnor his brother
BirthSometime during YOTT
DeathFirst Age 455 (aged 550+)
Family
ParentageFinarfin + Eärwen
SpouseEldalôtë
ChildrenOrodreth
Physical Description
GenderMale
Hair colorDark or Golden

Angrod (Years of the TreesFirst Age 455) was a son of Finarfinand Earwen 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 Eldalótë, 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. Though being counted amoung the Noldor, he also had Teleri blood from his mother Earwen and Vanyar blood from his Granmother Indis. Through his mother he and his siblings were the Grandnephews/nieces of Elmo and Thingol and so are also kin of all their descendants. See Royal Sindarin/Teleri Relations

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Etymology

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 he 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).

Genealogy

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

Other Versions of the Legendarium

From the earliest writings (for example, the Lay of Leithian) till after the publication of the first edition of The Lord of the Rings Orodreth is given as Angrod and Felagund's brother instead. This was retained in the published Silmarillion, although the changes of their father's name from Finrod to Finarfin and of (Inglor) Felagund's name to Finrod Felagund were adopted there. Also, in the published Silmarillion Gil-galad is the son of Fingon, this was an editorial decision by Christopher Tolkien which he admitted was a mistake.

See also