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| quenya=[[fn]] ''Turcafinwë'' ([[mn]] ''Tyelcormo'')
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| othernames=Celegorm the Fair,<br/>''[[Turcafinwë]]'' ([[Quenya|Q]], [[Father-name|fn]]),<br/>''[[Tyelkormo]]'' ([[Quenya|Q]], [[Amilessë|mn]])
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| birth=Sometime during [[YOTT]], [[Tirion]]
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| realm=[[Himlad]]
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| location=[[Tirion]]; [[Himlad]]
| death=[[First Age 506|F.A. 506]], [[Menegroth]]
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| affiliation=[[Oath of Fëanor]]
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| language=[[Quenya]] and [[Sindarin]]
| parentage=[[Fëanor]] + [[Nerdanel]]
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| birth=During [[Years of the Trees]]
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| deathlocation=[[Sack of Doriath]]: [[Menegroth]]
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| house=[[House of Fëanor]]
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| parentage=[[Fëanor]] & [[Nerdanel]]
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| siblings=[[Maedhros]], [[Maglor]], [[Caranthir]], [[Curufin]], [[Amrod]] and [[Amras]]
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'''Celegorm the Fair''' was the third son of [[Fëanor]] and [[Nerdanel]], and a constant companion of his younger brother, [[Curufin]].
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}} '''Celegorm the Fair''' was the third son of [[Fëanor]] and [[Nerdanel]], and a constant companion of his younger brother, [[Curufin]].
  
 
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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As with the other [[Sons of Fëanor]], Celegorm was bound by an [[Oath of Fëanor|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.
 
As with the other [[Sons of Fëanor]], Celegorm was bound by an [[Oath of Fëanor|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.
  
He dwelt with his brother Curufin in [[Himlad]], a pass that led into Kingdom of [[Doriath]], which the two brothers fortified and held until the [[Dagor Bragollach]]. Following the battle, the two brothers were defeated and had to flee with their people to [[Nargothrond]], where their cousin [[Finrod Felagund]] welcomed them.
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He dwelt with his brother Curufin in [[Himlad]], a pass that led into Kingdom of [[Doriath]], which the two brothers fortified and held until the [[Dagor Bragollach]]. Following the battle, the two brothers were defeated and had to flee with their people to [[Nargothrond]], where their cousin [[Finrod|Finrod Felagund]] welcomed them.
 
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[[File:Tuuliky - Tyelkormo and Curufinwe.jpg|thumb|left|''Tyelkormo and Curufinwe'' by Tuuliky]]
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 of Nargothrond|Orodreth]].
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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|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]].
 
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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]].
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[[Image:Jenny Dolfen and Anke Eißmann - Celegorm and Curufin.jpg|thumb|left|400px|''Celegorm and Curufin in Nargothrond'' by [[Jenny Dolfen]]]]
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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|Dior Eluchíl]]. Dior and Celegorm slew each other in the halls of [[Menegroth]].
  
 
== Etymology ==
 
== Etymology ==
Celegorm's [[father-name]] was '''Turcafinwë''' ("Strong-bodied [of] Finwë"), as he was of the [[House of Finwë]]. His [[mother-name]] was '''Tyelcormo''' ("Hasty-riser") a reference to his quick temper. The name Celegorm is the [[Sindarin]] version of his [[mother-name]].
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Celegorm's [[father-name]] was '''''[[Turcafinwë]]''''', which in [[The Shibboleth of Feanor]] is translated as "Strong, powerful(in body) Finwë". His [[Amilessë|mother-name]] was '''''[[Tyelkormo]]''''', meaning "Hasty-riser" a reference to his quick temper. ''[[Tyelka]]'', in [[Quenya]], is an adjective which means "swift, agile or hasty". The name Celegorm is the [[Sindarin]] version of his [[Amilessë|mother-name]]. The [[Sindarin]] ''[[celeg]]'' has the same meaning as tyelka, as they are both derived from the root ''kyelek''.
 
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==Celegorm's Hair==
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There has long been put forth the question as to the nature of Celegorm's hair.  Most writings seem to indicate that he had "fair" hair, hence his title "''Celegorm the Fair''".  But Tolkien has also remarked numerous times that the [[Noldor]] were accustomed to have dark hair, the only exceptions being when the person in question was descended at least in part from the [[Vanyar]] (for example, [[Idril Celebrindal]] and [[Finarfin]]).  Therefor we have only a few options: (1) Celegorm did not have light-colored hair, (2) Celegorm did have light-colored hair.  The only way for the latter to be true is either that Nerdanel had traces of Vanyarin blood in her, or that it was not Tolkien's final intent to have all Noldor with dark hair.  It is also possible that Tolkien did not examine this point deeply.
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== Genealogy ==
 
== Genealogy ==
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[[Maedhros]]   [[Maglor]]   '''CELEGORM'''   [[Caranthir]]   [[Curufin]]     [[Amrod]]     [[Amras]]
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{{references}}
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* ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', [[Of Eldamar and the Princes of the Eldalië]]
                                            [[Celebrimbor]]
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* ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', [[Of Fëanor and the Unchaining of Melkor]]
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* ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', [[Of the Silmarils and the Unrest of the Noldor]]
 
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* ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', [[Of the Flight of the Noldor]]
 
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* ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', [[Of the Return of the Noldor]]
[[Category:Noldor]]
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* ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', [[Of Beleriand and its Realms]]
[[Category:House of Finwë]]
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* ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', [[Of the Noldor in Beleriand]]
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* ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', [[Of Maeglin]]
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* ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', [[Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin]]
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* ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', [[Of Beren and Lúthien]]
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* ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', [[Of the Fifth Battle: Nirnaeth Arnoediad]]
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* ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', [[Of the Ruin of Doriath]]
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* ''[[The Book of Lost Tales Part Two]]'', [[The Tale of Tinúviel]]
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* ''[[The Book of Lost Tales Part Two]]'', [[The Nauglafring]]
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* ''[[The Shaping of Middle-earth]]'', [[The Earliest Annals of Valinor]]
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* ''[[The Shaping of Middle-earth]]'', [[The Earliest Annals of Beleriand]]
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* ''[[The Lost Road and Other Writings]]'', [[The later Annals of Beleriand]]
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* ''[[The Lost Road and Other Writings]]'', [[The later Annals of Valinor]]
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* ''[[The Lost Road and Other Writings]]'', [[Quenta Silmarillion]]
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* ''[[The Lost Road and Other Writings]]'', [[The Etymologies]]
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* ''[[Morgoth's Ring]]'', [[The Annals of Aman]]
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* ''[[Morgoth's Ring]]'', [[The Later Quenta Silmarillion]]
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* ''[[The War of the Jewels]]'', [[The Grey Annals]]
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* ''[[The War of the Jewels]]'', [[The Later Quenta Silmarillion]]
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* ''[[The Peoples of Middle-earth]]'', [[The Shibboleth of Feanor]]
  
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==See Also==
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* [[:Category:Images of Celegorm|Images of Celegorm]]
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[[Category:Characters in The Silmarillion]]
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[[Category:Sons of Fëanor]]
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[[Category:Sindarin names]]
 
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Celegorm
Noldo
Biographical Information
Other namesCelegorm the Fair,
Turcafinwë (Q, fn),
Tyelkormo (Q, mn)
LocationTirion; Himlad
AffiliationOath of Fëanor
LanguageQuenya and Sindarin
BirthDuring Years of the Trees
Tirion
DeathF.A. 506
Sack of Doriath: Menegroth
Family
HouseHouse of Fëanor
ParentageFëanor & Nerdanel
SiblingsMaedhros, Maglor, Caranthir, Curufin, Amrod and Amras
Physical Description
GenderMale
Hair colorFair
WeaponrySword, spear and bow
SteedHuan
Celegorm the Fair was the third son of Fëanor and Nerdanel, and a constant companion of his younger brother, Curufin.

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.

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History

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.

He dwelt with his brother Curufin in Himlad, a pass that led into Kingdom of Doriath, which the two brothers fortified and held until the Dagor Bragollach. Following the battle, the two brothers were defeated and had to flee with their people to Nargothrond, where their cousin Finrod Felagund welcomed them.

Tyelkormo and Curufinwe by Tuuliky

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.

Etymology

Celegorm's father-name was Turcafinwë, which in The Shibboleth of Feanor is translated as "Strong, powerful(in body) Finwë". His mother-name was Tyelkormo, meaning "Hasty-riser" a reference to his quick temper. Tyelka, in Quenya, is an adjective which means "swift, agile or hasty". The name Celegorm is the Sindarin version of his mother-name. The Sindarin celeg has the same meaning as tyelka, as they are both derived from the root kyelek.

Genealogy

Names shown in italics are females.

Mahtan
 
Míriel
 
Finwë
 
Indis
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nerdanel
 
 
 
Fëanor
 
Findis
 
Fingolfin
 
Írimë
 
Finarfin
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Maedhros
 
Maglor
 
CELEGORM
 
Caranthir
 
Curufin
 
Amrod
 
Amras
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Celebrimbor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

References

See Also