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'''Celegorm the Fair''' ([[Years of the Trees]] – [[First Age]] 505) was the third son of [[Fëanor]] and [[Nerdanel]], and a constant companion of his younger brother, [[Curufin]].
 
'''Celegorm the Fair''' ([[Years of the Trees]] – [[First Age]] 505) was the third son of [[Fëanor]] and [[Nerdanel]], and a constant companion of his younger brother, [[Curufin]].
  
"''Celegorm''" was the [[Sindarin]] rendering of his [[Quenya]] [[mother name]], '''Tyelcormo''', or "Hasty-riser" to describe his quick temper. His father name in Quenya was '''Turcafinwë''', or "Strong Finwë", meaning "strong-willed". ("''Finwë''" was a common family name among his House, it being the name of his grandfather [[Finwë]], patriarch of the House and the [[High King of the Noldor]].)
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"''Celegorm''" was the [[Sindarin]] rendering of his [[Quenya]] [[mother-name]], '''Tyelcormo''', or "Hasty-riser" to describe his quick temper. His [[father-name]] in Quenya was '''Turcafinwë''', or "Strong Finwë", meaning "strong-willed". ("''Finwë''" was a common family name among his House, it being the name of his grandfather [[Finwë]], patriarch of the House and the [[High King of the Noldor]].)
  
 
Celegorm was a great huntsman, and was a friend of the [[Valar|Vala]] [[Oromë]]. From Oromë he learned great skill of birds and beasts, and could understand a number of their languages. He had brought with him from [[Valinor]] the great hound [[Huan]], a gift from Oromë.
 
Celegorm was a great huntsman, and was a friend of the [[Valar|Vala]] [[Oromë]]. From Oromë he learned great skill of birds and beasts, and could understand a number of their languages. He had brought with him from [[Valinor]] the great hound [[Huan]], a gift from Oromë.

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Celegorm the Fair (Years of the TreesFirst Age 505) was the third son of Fëanor and Nerdanel, and a constant companion of his younger brother, Curufin.

"Celegorm" was the Sindarin rendering of his Quenya mother-name, Tyelcormo, or "Hasty-riser" to describe his quick temper. His father-name in Quenya was Turcafinwë, or "Strong Finwë", meaning "strong-willed". ("Finwë" was a common family name among his House, it being the name of his grandfather Finwë, patriarch of the House and the High King of the Noldor.)

Celegorm was a great huntsman, and was a friend of the Vala Oromë. From Oromë he learned great skill of birds and beasts, and could understand a number of their languages. He had brought with him from Valinor the great hound Huan, a gift from Oromë.

As with the other Sons of Fëanor, Celegorm was bound by an oath to recover his father's Silmarils, which had been stolen by the Dark Lord Morgoth. His oath took him and his 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.

While he and his brother Curufin lived in Nargothrond they almost took it over at the departure of Finrod Felagund. They both had great influence, for both were great orators. They captured Lúthien Tinúviel, daughter of King Thingol of Doriath. Celegorm wished to marry her, thus forcing a bond of kinship with Thingol. Huan, however, broke with his master and helped Lúthien escape. He was expelled from Nargothrond at the order of Orodreth.

Celegorm fell in the Second Kinslaying, when the Sons of Fëanor attacked Doriath to seize a Silmaril in the possession of the Elvish King Dior Eluchíl. Dior and Celegorm slew each other in the halls of Menegroth.

Geneology

              Fëanor = Nerdanel
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Maedhros    Maglor   CELEGORM    Caranthir    Curufin     Amrod     Amras