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| othernames='''[[Curufinwë]]''' ([[Quenya|Q]], [[Father-name|fn]])<br/>'''[[Atarincë]]''' ([[Quenya|Q]], [[Amilessë|mn]])</br>''Curufin the Crafty''
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| othernames=Curufin the Crafty,<br/>''[[Curufinwë]]'' ([[Quenya|Q]], [[Father-name|fn]]),<br/>''[[Atarincë]]'' ([[Quenya|Q]], [[Amilessë|mn]])
 
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}}'''Curufin''' ([[Sindarin|S]], pron. {{IPA|[ˈkʊrʊfɪn]}}) was a [[Noldor]]in prince, the fifth of the [[Sons of Fëanor|seven sons]] of [[Fëanor]] and [[Nerdanel]]. Curufin was Fëanor's favorite and much like him in appearance, temperament, and skill. He was also the father of [[Celebrimbor]], master jewel-smith of [[Eregion]], who forged the three [[Elves|Elvish]] [[Rings of Power]].
<center>{{quote|‘Do not flaunt the title of your [[Aredhel|wife]] before me,’ Curufin said. ‘For [[Eöl|those]] who steal the daughters of the Noldor and wed them without gift or leave do not gain kinship with their kin. I have given you leave to go. Take it, and be gone. By the laws of the Eldar I may not slay you at this time. And this counsel I add: return now to your dwelling in the darkness of Nan Elmoth; for my heart warns me that if you now pursue those who love you no more, never will you return thither.’|''[[The Silmarillion]]'', [[Of Maeglin]]}}</center>
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'''Curufin''' ([[Sindarin|S]], pron. {{IPA|[ˈkurufin]}}) was a [[Noldor]]in prince, the fourth of the [[Sons of Fëanor|seven sons]] of [[Fëanor]] and [[Nerdanel]]. Curufin was Fëanor's favorite and much like him in appearance, temperament, and skill.<ref>{{S|6}}</ref> He was also the father of [[Celebrimbor]], master jewel-smith of [[Eregion]], who forged the three [[Elves|Elven]] [[Rings of Power]].<ref name="Beren"/><ref>{{S|Rings}}</ref>
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==History==
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====Flight of the Noldor====
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[[File:Marya Filatova - The one who stays - 3.jpg|thumb|left|The Wife of Curufin|125px]]
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Curufin was born in [[Tirion]] during the [[Years of the Trees]] and he
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received the name '''[[Curufinwë]]''' ([[Quenya|Q]], pron. {{IPA|[ˌkuruˈfinwe]}}), same as his father.  Because his father, uncles and brothers also all had father-names that ended with ''-[[finwë]]'', Curufin was called '''Curvo''' (Q, pron. {{IPA|[ˈkurvɔ]}}) by his family.  His [[Amilessë|mother-name]] was '''Atarinkë''' (Q, pron. {{IPA|[ˌataˈriŋkɛ]}}).  While in [[Valinor]], he married at some point, and had a son named [[Celebrimbor]].<ref>{{PM|XNotes}}, p. 318 (note 7)</ref> But Celebrimbor was unlike his father, and later on he came to dislike his deviousness and dealings with the other Noldor.
  
== History ==
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As with the other sons of Fëanor, Curufin bound himself by an [[Oath of Fëanor|oath]] to recover his father's [[Silmarils]], which had been stolen by the Dark Lord [[Morgoth]]. The Oath took him and his brothers to [[Endor]] 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.
=== Arrival to Middle-earth ===
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[[File:Marya Filatova - The one who stays - 3.jpg|thumb|left|''The Wife of Curufin''|125px]]
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Curufin was born in [[Tirion]] during the [[Years of the Trees]] and he received the name '''[[Curufinwë]]''' ([[Quenya|Q]], pron. {{IPA|[ˌkuruˈfinwe]}}), same as his father. Because his father, uncles and brothers also all had father-names that ended with ''-[[finwë]]'', Curufin was called '''Curvo''' (Q, pron. {{IPA|[ˈkurvo]}}) by his family.  His [[Amilessë|mother-name]] was '''Atarincë''' (Q, pron. {{IPA|[ˌataˈriŋke]}}). While in [[Valinor]], he married at some point, and had a son named [[Celebrimbor]].<ref>{{PM|XNotes}}, p. 318 (note 7)</ref> But Celebrimbor was unlike his father, and later on he came to dislike his deviousness and dealings with the other Noldor.
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As with the other sons of Fëanor, Curufin bound himself by an [[Oath of Fëanor|oath]] to recover his father's [[Silmarils]], which had been stolen by the Dark Lord [[Morgoth]]. The 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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====Life in Beleriand====
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Curufin dwelt with his brother [[Celegorm]] 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]] welcomed them.
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[[File:Tuuliky - Tyelkormo and Curufinwe.jpg|thumb|left|Tuuliky - ''Tyelkormo and Curufinwe'']]
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Shortly after, [[Beren]] also came to Nargothrond to collect on an oath Finrod had made to his ancestor. Finrod decided to help Beren, but Celegorm and Curufin, remembering their own oath, persuaded the people of Nargothrond not to follow him, and not to wage open war against Morgoth, making them fearful.
  
=== Life in Beleriand ===
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Finrod therefore had to leave with a handful of warriors, including Beren, and later died. His nephew [[Orodreth]] was made to rule in his stead.
Curufin dwelt with his brother [[Celegorm]] in [[Himlad]], a pass that led into the Kingdom of [[Doriath]], which the two brothers fortified and held until the [[Dagor Bragollach]].<ref>{{S|14}}</ref>
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==== Curufin and Eöl ====
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====The Attack upon Beren====
[[File:Marya Filatova - Swiftest Horses.jpg|thumb|250px|left|[[Marya Filatova]] - ''Curufin, Aredhel, and Maeglin'']]
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Later, Curufin and Celegorm went hunting with Celegorm's hound [[Huan]] and found [[Lúthien]], daughter of [[Thingol]], searching for Beren. Feigning to help her, they took her captive and brought her to Nargothrond, for Celegorm had become enamored and would have Thingol give him her hand. However Huan helped Lúthien to flee, and they freed Beren and other thralls from [[Sauron]]. As these thralls returned, the people of Nargothrond perceived the two brother's treachery, and though Orodreth would not let them be slain, he cast them from Nargothrond.  
In the summer of {{FA|400|n}}, while the [[Dark Elf]] [[Eöl]] was attending a feast among the [[Dwarves of Nogrod]], his wife [[Aredhel]], and his son [[Maeglin]], fled from Eöl's home at [[Nan Elmoth]]. However, Eöl returned to Nan Elmoth earlier than was expected and when he found out that his wife and son had fled he was wrathful and went forth in a pursuit after them. On his way, he was intercepted by Curufin and his men, who advised him to drop the pursuit, foreseeing his death if he would not do so.<ref>{{S|16}}</ref> Curufin gave him leave to go, but unbeknownst to Eöl Curufin's folk had already met Aredhel and Maeglin and helped them on their way to [[Gondolin]], and provided them with horses, remembering Aredhel's old friendship with Celegorm and Curufin back in [[Valinor]].<ref>{{WJ|Maeglin}}</ref>
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==== Celegorm and Curufin in Nargothrond ====
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The two brothers met Lúthien and Beren as they fled, and Curufin fought with the latter. Defeated, he had to flee with Celegorm, but sought to slay Lúthien even as he did, and shot Beren instead.  
[[File:Marya Filatova - Brothers in Nargothrond (2).jpg|thumb|250px|left|[[Marya Filatova]] - ''Brothers in Nargothrond'']]
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Following the Dagor Bragollach, the two brothers were defeated and had to flee with their people to [[Nargothrond]], where their cousin [[Finrod]] welcomed them.<ref>{{S|18}}</ref>
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Shortly after, [[Beren]] also came to Nargothrond to collect on an oath Finrod had made to his father [[Barahir]]. Finrod decided to help Beren, but Celegorm and Curufin, remembering their own oath, persuaded the people of Nargothrond not to follow him, and not to wage open war against Morgoth, making them fearful.<ref name="Beren">{{S|19}}</ref>
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Because of Celegorm and Curufin's evil deeds, Thingol and Orodreth would not join the [[Union of Maedhros]] against Morgoth.
  
Finrod therefore had to leave with a handful of warriors, including Beren, and later died. His nephew [[Orodreth|Arothir]] was made to rule in his stead.<ref name="Beren"/>
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====Death====
 
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Curufin fell in the [[Second Kinslaying]], when the Sons of Fëanor attacked Doriath to seize a Silmaril in the possession of the King [[Dior]] the Beautiful. Celegorm and Caranthir died with him during the assault.
 
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==== The Attack upon Beren ====
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[[File:Ted Nasmith - Beren's Leap.jpg|thumb|250px|left|[[Ted Nasmith]] - ''Beren's Leap'']]
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Later, Curufin and Celegorm went hunting with Celegorm's hound [[Huan]] and found [[Lúthien]], daughter of [[Thingol]], searching for Beren. Feigning to help her, they took her captive and brought her to Nargothrond, for Celegorm had become enamored and would have Thingol give him her hand. However Huan helped Lúthien to flee, and they freed Beren and other thralls from [[Sauron]]. As these thralls returned, the people of Nargothrond perceived the two brothers' treachery, and though Arothir would not let them be slain, he cast them out of Nargothrond.<ref name="Beren"/>
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The two brothers met Lúthien and Beren as they fled, and Curufin fought with the latter. Defeated, he had to flee with Celegorm, but sought to slay Lúthien even as he did, and shot Beren instead. <ref name="Beren"/>
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Because of Celegorm's and Curufin's evil deeds, Thingol and Arothir would not join the [[Union of Maedhros|Union of Maedros]] against Morgoth.<ref>{{S|20}}</ref>
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==== The Second Kinslaying ====
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Curufin fell in the [[Second Kinslaying]], when the sons of Fëanor attacked Doriath to seize a Silmaril in the possession of the King [[Dior]] the Beautiful. Celegorm and Caranthir died with him during the assault.<ref>{{S|22}}</ref>
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== Etymology ==
 
== Etymology ==
Curufin's [[father-name]] was ''[[Curufinwë]]'' ("Skillful [son of] [[Finwë]]"), the same father-name given to Fëanor. Because Curufin was Fëanor's favorite son, he chose to give him the same name. His [[Amilessë|mother-name]] was ''Atarincë'' ("Little Father"), chosen because of his physical resemblance to his father. The name Curufin is the [[Sindarin]] version of his father-name.  It is stated in ''[[The Shibboleth of Fëanor]]'' that of all the sons of Fëanor only Curufin did not prefer to use his mother-name.<ref>{{PM|XI}}</ref>
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Curufin's [[father-name]] was ''[[Curufinwë]]'' ("Skillful [son of] [[Finwë]]"), the same father-name given to Fëanor. Because Curufin was Fëanor's favorite son, he chose to give him the same name. His [[Amilessë|mother-name]] was ''Atarinkë'' ("Little Father"), choosen because of his physical resemblance to his father. The name Curufin is the [[Sindarin]] version of his father-name.  It is stated in [[The Shibboleth of Fëanor]] that of all the sons of Fëanor only Curufin did not prefer to use his mother-name.
  
 
== Genealogy ==
 
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==See also==
[[Category:Characters in The Book of Lost Tales]]
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* [[:Category:Images of Curufin|Images of Curufin]]
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{{references}}<small>
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* ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', [[Of Eldamar and the Princes of the Eldalië]]
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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]]
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* ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', [[Of Beleriand and its Realms]]
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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]]</small>
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Curufin
Noldo
Marya Filatova - Curufin the Crafty.jpg
"Curufin the Crafty" by Marya Filatova
Biographical Information
Other namesCurufin the Crafty,
Curufinwë (Q, fn),
Atarincë (Q, mn)
LocationTirion; Himlad
AffiliationOath of Fëanor; Union of Maedhros
LanguageQuenya, Sindarin, Khuzdul[1]
Birthafter Y.T. 1190 and before Y.T. 1497
Tirion
DeathF.A. 506
Second Kinslaying: Menegroth
Family
HouseHouse of Fëanor
ParentageFëanor & Nerdanel
SiblingsMaedhros, Maglor, Celegorm, Caranthir, Amrod and Amras
ChildrenCelebrimbor
Physical Description
GenderMale
Hair colorBlack
WeaponryAngrist
GalleryImages of Curufin
Curufin (S, pron. [ˈkʊrʊfɪn]) was a Noldorin prince, the fifth of the seven sons of Fëanor and Nerdanel. Curufin was Fëanor's favorite and much like him in appearance, temperament, and skill. He was also the father of Celebrimbor, master jewel-smith of Eregion, who forged the three Elvish Rings of Power.

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History

Flight of the Noldor

The Wife of Curufin

Curufin was born in Tirion during the Years of the Trees and he received the name Curufinwë (Q, pron. [ˌkuruˈfinwe]), same as his father. Because his father, uncles and brothers also all had father-names that ended with -finwë, Curufin was called Curvo (Q, pron. [ˈkurvɔ]) by his family. His mother-name was Atarinkë (Q, pron. [ˌataˈriŋkɛ]). While in Valinor, he married at some point, and had a son named Celebrimbor.[2] But Celebrimbor was unlike his father, and later on he came to dislike his deviousness and dealings with the other Noldor.

As with the other sons of Fëanor, Curufin bound himself by an oath to recover his father's Silmarils, which had been stolen by the Dark Lord Morgoth. The Oath took him and his brothers to Endor 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.

Life in Beleriand

Curufin dwelt with his brother Celegorm 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 welcomed them.

Tuuliky - Tyelkormo and Curufinwe

Shortly after, Beren also came to Nargothrond to collect on an oath Finrod had made to his ancestor. Finrod decided to help Beren, but Celegorm and Curufin, remembering their own oath, persuaded the people of Nargothrond not to follow him, and not to wage open war against Morgoth, making them fearful.

Finrod therefore had to leave with a handful of warriors, including Beren, and later died. His nephew Orodreth was made to rule in his stead.

The Attack upon Beren

Later, Curufin and Celegorm went hunting with Celegorm's hound Huan and found Lúthien, daughter of Thingol, searching for Beren. Feigning to help her, they took her captive and brought her to Nargothrond, for Celegorm had become enamored and would have Thingol give him her hand. However Huan helped Lúthien to flee, and they freed Beren and other thralls from Sauron. As these thralls returned, the people of Nargothrond perceived the two brother's treachery, and though Orodreth would not let them be slain, he cast them from Nargothrond.

The two brothers met Lúthien and Beren as they fled, and Curufin fought with the latter. Defeated, he had to flee with Celegorm, but sought to slay Lúthien even as he did, and shot Beren instead.

Because of Celegorm and Curufin's evil deeds, Thingol and Orodreth would not join the Union of Maedhros against Morgoth.

Death

Curufin fell in the Second Kinslaying, when the Sons of Fëanor attacked Doriath to seize a Silmaril in the possession of the King Dior the Beautiful. Celegorm and Caranthir died with him during the assault.

Etymology

Curufin's father-name was Curufinwë ("Skillful [son of] Finwë"), the same father-name given to Fëanor. Because Curufin was Fëanor's favorite son, he chose to give him the same name. His mother-name was Atarinkë ("Little Father"), choosen because of his physical resemblance to his father. The name Curufin is the Sindarin version of his father-name. It is stated in The Shibboleth of Fëanor that of all the sons of Fëanor only Curufin did not prefer to use his mother-name.

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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

See also

References

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