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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]].
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'''Celegorm''' was the third son of [[Fëanor]] and [[Nerdanel]],<ref name=Eldamar>{{S|Eldamar}}</ref> 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 first [[High King of the Noldor]].)
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==History==
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Born in [[Valinor]], 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.<ref name=Eldamar/> He was given by the Vala the great hound [[Huan]].<ref name=Beren>{{S|Beren}}</ref>
  
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 his father's [[Oath of Fëanor|oath]] to recover the [[Silmarils]], which had been stolen by the Dark Lord [[Morgoth]].<ref>{{S|Flight}}</ref>  This oath caused him and his brothers to follow Fëanor back to [[Middle-earth]], taking Huan with him.  Upon arrival, and before the rising of the [[Moon]], Celegorm was the one who heard news of [[Orcs]] descending through the [[Vale of Sirion]] to attack [[Círdan]] in the [[Havens of the Falas]]. Celegrom led part of the Elven-host that fell upon the Orcs near the [[Eithel Sirion]] and drove them into the [[Fen of Serech]].<ref>{{S|Return}}</ref>
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[[File:Tuuliky - Tyelkormo and Curufinwe.jpg|thumb|left|Tuuliky - ''Tyelkormo and Curufinwe'']]
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Celegorm dwelt with his brother Curufin in [[Himlad]] and fortified [[Aglon]], a pass that led northeast into [[Lothlann]].<ref>{{S|Beleriand}}</ref>  However, in the [[Dagor Bragollach]] in {{FA|455}} the two brothers were defeated and had to flee with their people<ref>{{GA|148}}</ref> to [[Nargothrond]], where their cousin [[Finrod|Finrod Felagund]] welcomed them.<ref>{{S|Fingolfin}}</ref>
  
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.
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In {{FA|465|n}},<ref>{{GA|181}}</ref> while he and his brother Curufin lived in Nargothrond they almost took it over at the departure of Finrod Felagund.  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 with his brother at the order of [[Orodreth]].<ref name=Beren/>
  
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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Because of the deeds of Celegorm and Curufin, in {{FA|468|n}} Orodreth refused to join the [[Union of Maedhros]]<ref>{{GA|212}}</ref> before the [[Nirnaeth Arnoediad]].<ref>{{S|Fifth}}</ref>
  
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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Celegorm fell in the [[Second Kinslaying]] in {{FA|506|n}},<ref>{{WJ|Years}}</ref> 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]].<ref>{{S|Doriath}}</ref>
  
== Geneology ==
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== Etymology ==
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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".<ref>{{PM|Feanor}}</ref> 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''.<ref>{{LR|Etymologies}}, '''''KYELEK-'''''</ref>
              [[Fëanor]] = [[Nerdanel]]
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[[Maedhros]]   [[Maglor]]   '''CELEGORM'''   [[Caranthir]]   [[Curufin]]     [[Amrod]]     [[Amras]]
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== Genealogy ==
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==See Also==
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* [[:Category:Images of Celegorm|Images of Celegorm]]
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Celegorm
Noldo
Jenny Dolfen - Celegorm.jpg
"Celegorm" by Jenny Dolfen
Biographical Information
Other namesCelegorm the Fair,
Turcafinwë (Q, fn),
Tyelkormo (Q, mn)
LocationTirion; Himlad
AffiliationOath of Fëanor
LanguageQuenya and Sindarin
Birthafter Y.T. 1190 and before Y.T. 1497
Tirion
DeathF.A. 506
Second Kinslaying: Menegroth
Family
HouseHouse of Fëanor
ParentageFëanor & Nerdanel
SiblingsMaedhros, Maglor, Caranthir, Curufin, Amrod and Amras
Physical Description
GenderMale
Hair colorFair
WeaponrySword, spear and bow
SteedHuan
GalleryImages of Celegorm

Celegorm was the third son of Fëanor and Nerdanel,[1] and a constant companion of his younger brother, Curufin.

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[edit] History

Born in Valinor, 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.[1] He was given by the Vala the great hound Huan.[2]

As with the other Sons of Fëanor, Celegorm was bound by his father's oath to recover the Silmarils, which had been stolen by the Dark Lord Morgoth.[3] This oath caused him and his brothers to follow Fëanor back to Middle-earth, taking Huan with him. Upon arrival, and before the rising of the Moon, Celegorm was the one who heard news of Orcs descending through the Vale of Sirion to attack Círdan in the Havens of the Falas. Celegrom led part of the Elven-host that fell upon the Orcs near the Eithel Sirion and drove them into the Fen of Serech.[4]

Tuuliky - Tyelkormo and Curufinwe

Celegorm dwelt with his brother Curufin in Himlad and fortified Aglon, a pass that led northeast into Lothlann.[5] However, in the Dagor Bragollach in F.A. 455 the two brothers were defeated and had to flee with their people[6] to Nargothrond, where their cousin Finrod Felagund welcomed them.[7]

In 465,[8] while he and his brother Curufin lived in Nargothrond they almost took it over at the departure of Finrod Felagund. 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 with his brother at the order of Orodreth.[2]

Because of the deeds of Celegorm and Curufin, in 468 Orodreth refused to join the Union of Maedhros[9] before the Nirnaeth Arnoediad.[10]

Celegorm fell in the Second Kinslaying in 506,[11] 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.[12]

[edit] 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".[13] 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.[14]

[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. F.A. 538
 
Amras
d. F.A. 538
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Celebrimbor
d. S.A. 1697
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

[edit] See Also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Eldamar and the Princes of the Eldalië"
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Beren and Lúthien"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Flight of the Noldor"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Return of the Noldor"
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Beleriand and its Realms"
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "The Grey Annals": §148
  7. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin"
  8. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "The Grey Annals": §181
  9. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "The Grey Annals": §212
  10. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Fifth Battle: Nirnaeth Arnoediad"
  11. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Three. The Wanderings of Húrin and Other Writings not forming part of the Quenta Silmarillion: V. The Tale of Years"
  12. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Ruin of Doriath"
  13. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Shibboleth of Fëanor", "The names of the Sons of Fëanor"
  14. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", KYELEK-