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In 472, the disaster of the [[Nirnaeth Arnoediad]] ("Battle of Unnumbered Tears") occurred, caused by the betrayal of the people of Ulfang. Caranthir lost his realm and was forced to retreat to [[Mount Dolmed]] with his surviving brothers.
 
In 472, the disaster of the [[Nirnaeth Arnoediad]] ("Battle of Unnumbered Tears") occurred, caused by the betrayal of the people of Ulfang. Caranthir lost his realm and was forced to retreat to [[Mount Dolmed]] with his surviving brothers.
  
In 505, he perished along with his brothers [[Celegorm]] and [[Curufin]] during the [[Second Kinslaying]], the attack by the Sons of Fëanor on [[Menegroth]] to recover a Silmaril from King [[Dior|Dior Eluchíl]] of [[Doriath]].
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In 505, he perished along with his brothers [[Celegorm]] and [[Curufin]] during the [[Second Kinslaying]], the attack by the Sons of Fëanor on [[Menegroth]] to recover a Silmaril from King [[Dior|Dior Eluchíl]] of [[Doriath]].[[File:Marya Filatova - The one who stays - 2.jpg|thumb|left|The Wife of Caranthir|125px]]
  
 
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== Other Versions of the Legendarium ==
 
== Other Versions of the Legendarium ==
 
In ''[[The Book of Lost Tales Part Two]]'', chapter called [[The Nauglafring]], he was called ''[[Cranthor]]'', while in the early version of the [[Quenta Silmarillion]], found in ''[[The Lost Road and Other Writings]]'', he was named ''[[Cranthir]]''.
 
In ''[[The Book of Lost Tales Part Two]]'', chapter called [[The Nauglafring]], he was called ''[[Cranthor]]'', while in the early version of the [[Quenta Silmarillion]], found in ''[[The Lost Road and Other Writings]]'', he was named ''[[Cranthir]]''.
  
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== See Also ==
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* [[:Category:Images of Caranthir|Images of Caranthir]]
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* ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', [[Of Eldamar and the Princes of the Eldalië]]
 
* ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', [[Of Eldamar and the Princes of the Eldalië]]
 
* ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', [[Of Fëanor and the Unchaining of Melkor]]
 
* ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', [[Of Fëanor and the Unchaining of Melkor]]
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* ''[[The War of the Jewels]]'', [[The Grey Annals]]
 
* ''[[The War of the Jewels]]'', [[The Grey Annals]]
 
* ''[[The War of the Jewels]]'', [[The Later Quenta Silmarillion]]  
 
* ''[[The War of the Jewels]]'', [[The Later Quenta Silmarillion]]  
* ''[[The Peoples of Middle-earth]]'', [[The Shibboleth of Feanor]]
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* ''[[The Peoples of Middle-earth]]'', [[The Shibboleth of Feanor]]</small>
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== See Also ==
 
* [[:Category:Images of Caranthir|Images of Caranthir]]
 
 
[[Category:Characters in The Silmarillion]]
 
[[Category:Characters in The Silmarillion]]
 
[[Category:Sons of Fëanor]]
 
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Caranthir
Noldo
Biographical Information
Other namesCaranthir the Dark,
Morifinwë (Q, fn),
Carnistir (Q, mn)
LocationTirion; Thargelion (Dor Caranthir)
AffiliationOath of Fëanor
LanguageQuenya and Sindarin
Birthafter Y.T. 1190
Tirion
DeathF.A. 506
Sack of Doriath: Menegroth
Family
HouseHouse of Fëanor
ParentageFëanor & Nerdanel
SiblingsMaedhros, Maglor, Celegorm, Curufin, Amrod and Amras
SpouseUnnamed[1]
Physical Description
GenderMale
Hair colorDark
GalleryImages of Caranthir

Caranthir, the fourth of the Sons of Fëanor, was also the harshest and the quickest to anger. He was known as "Caranthir the Dark".

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[edit] History

As the other Sons of Fëanor, Caranthir was bound by an oath to recover his father's Silmarils, which had been stolen by the Dark Lord Morgoth. This oath took the seven brothers to Middle-earth during the First Age, where they established realms in exile, waged war against the armies of Morgoth, fought their own Elvish kind, and eventually brought ruin upon themselves.

Caranthir's realm was in Thargelion, and was sometimes called Dor Caranthir ("Caranthir's Land"). His abode was on the shores of Lake Helevorn.

In First Age c. 420, Caranthir rescued Haleth and her people, the Haladin, as they were besieged by Orcs. When he saw the valor of Men, he offered the Haladin a fiefdom in his lands to the North. However Haleth, wanting her people to serve no lord, thanked him but removed to the Forest of Brethil.

In 463, the Easterling Ulfang led his people over the Blue Mountains and swore allegiance to Maedhros. They were given land in Lothlann and became subjects of Caranthir.

In 472, the disaster of the Nirnaeth Arnoediad ("Battle of Unnumbered Tears") occurred, caused by the betrayal of the people of Ulfang. Caranthir lost his realm and was forced to retreat to Mount Dolmed with his surviving brothers.

In 505, he perished along with his brothers Celegorm and Curufin during the Second Kinslaying, the attack by the Sons of Fëanor on Menegroth to recover a Silmaril from King Dior Eluchíl of Doriath.
The Wife of Caranthir

[edit] Etymology

Caranthir's father-name was Morifinwë, meaning "Dark Finwë", a reference to his dark hair. The Quenya word was formed using the noun more, meaning "blackness", "night" or "dark", which became mori- when added to his grandfather's name, Finwë. His mother-name was Carnistir, which can be translated as "Red-face". Carnë in Quenya means "red" or "scarlet". The name Caranthir is the Sindarin translation of his mother-name.

[edit] Genealogy

Mahtan
b. Y.T.
 
Míriel
d. Y.T. 1170
 
Finwë
d. Y.T. 1495
 
Indis
b. Y.T.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nerdanel
b. Y.T.
 
 
 
Fëanor
Y.T. 1169 - 1497
 
Findis
b. Y.T.
 
Fingolfin
Y.T. 1190 - F.A. 456
 
Írimë
b. Y.T.
 
Finarfin
b. Y.T. 1230
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Maedhros
d. F.A. 587
 
Maglor
b. Y.T.
 
Celegorm
d. F.A. 506
 
CARANTHIR
d. F.A. 506
 
Curufin
d. F.A. 506
 
Amrod
d. Y.T. 1497
 
Amras
d. F.A. 538
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Celebrimbor
d. S.A. 1697
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


[edit] Other Versions of the Legendarium

In The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, chapter called The Nauglafring, he was called Cranthor, while in the early version of the Quenta Silmarillion, found in The Lost Road and Other Writings, he was named Cranthir.

[edit] See Also

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "Of Dwarves and Men", "Notes", p. 318 (note 7)