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Bruithwir

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Bruithwir was the father of Fëanor in The Book of Lost Tales.[1] Tolkien toyed with the idea of him being Fëanor's brother or his son, but chose to make him his father.[2] Fëanor's father in the later versions of the legendarium, Finwë, was already in existence but was unrelated to Fëanor.[3]

[edit] History

On the last day of the feast of Double Mirth, Melko went to Sirnúmen, where many of the Gnomes lived at that time, and killed those guarding the treasures. He killed Bruithwir and seized the Silmarils.[1]

His tomb was known as the Mound of the First Sorrow, which was so named because of all the sorrow that Bruithwir's death was to achieve.[4]

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, "The Theft of Melko and the Darkening of Valinor", p. 145
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, "The Theft of Melko and the Darkening of Valinor", p. 155
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, "The Coming of the Elves and the Making of Kôr", p. 132
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, "The Theft of Melko and the Darkening of Valinor", p. 149-50