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'''Denethor''' (lived in the [[Years of the Trees]]) was the son of the [[Nandor]] [[Elves|Elf]] leader [[Lenwë]] (also known as Dan).  
 
'''Denethor''' (lived in the [[Years of the Trees]]) was the son of the [[Nandor]] [[Elves|Elf]] leader [[Lenwë]] (also known as Dan).  
  
Centuries before the first rising of the [[Sun]], [[Orcs]] and other foul creatures of [[Morgoth]] began to harass the Nandor east of the [[Blue Mountains]]. Hearing of the power and protection of the Elf King [[Thingol]], Denethor led many of his people over the Blue Mountains into [[Beleriand]].  They settled in [[Ossiriand]], renaming it [[Lindon]], and Denethor became their king.  They were called the ''[[Laiquendi]]'' ([[Quenya]] for "Green-elves").
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Daunted by the towering peaks of the [[Hithaeglir]], Lenwë, his son Denethor, and the Nandor forsook the march of the Elves to the West and passed southward down the [[Anduin]]. Much later Denethor would lead a part of these people west into [[Beleriand]].<ref>{{S|Captivity}}</ref>
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Centuries before the first rising of the [[Sun]], [[Orcs]] and other foul creatures of [[Morgoth]] began to harass the Nandor east of the [[Blue Mountains]]. Hearing of the power and protection of the Elf King [[Thingol]], Denethor led many of his people over the Blue Mountains into [[Beleriand]].  They settled in [[Ossiriand]] and Denethor became their king.  They were called the ''[[Laiquendi]]'' ([[Quenya]] for "Green-elves").
  
Years later, [[Morgoth]] loosed an army on Beleriand, beginning the [[Dagor-nuin-Giliath]] ("Battle under the Stars"). The lightly-armed Laiquendi were driven back to the great hill of [[Amon Ereb]], where Denethor was slain. While the Laiquendi survived, they became a reclusive people, seldom taking up arms, and never again naming a king.
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Years later, in {{YT|1497}}, [[Morgoth]] loosed an army on Beleriand, beginning the [[First Battle of Beleriand|First Battle]] in the [[Battles of Beleriand|Wars of Beleriand]].<ref>{{GA|36}}</ref> The lightly-armed Laiquendi were driven back to the great hill of [[Amon Ereb]], where Denethor was slain.<ref>{{GA|39}}</ref> While the Laiquendi survived, they became a reclusive people, seldom taking up arms, and never again naming a king.<ref>{{S|Sindar}}</ref>
  
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==

Latest revision as of 20:51, 29 December 2013

The name Denethor refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Denethor (disambiguation).
Denethor
Nando
Biographical Information
TitlesKing of the Laiquendi
LocationOssiriand
DeathY.T. 1497
Amon Ereb
Family
ParentageLenwë
Physical Description
GenderMale

Denethor (lived in the Years of the Trees) was the son of the Nandor Elf leader Lenwë (also known as Dan).

Daunted by the towering peaks of the Hithaeglir, Lenwë, his son Denethor, and the Nandor forsook the march of the Elves to the West and passed southward down the Anduin. Much later Denethor would lead a part of these people west into Beleriand.[1]

Centuries before the first rising of the Sun, Orcs and other foul creatures of Morgoth began to harass the Nandor east of the Blue Mountains. Hearing of the power and protection of the Elf King Thingol, Denethor led many of his people over the Blue Mountains into Beleriand. They settled in Ossiriand and Denethor became their king. They were called the Laiquendi (Quenya for "Green-elves").

Years later, in Y.T. 1497, Morgoth loosed an army on Beleriand, beginning the First Battle in the Wars of Beleriand.[2] The lightly-armed Laiquendi were driven back to the great hill of Amon Ereb, where Denethor was slain.[3] While the Laiquendi survived, they became a reclusive people, seldom taking up arms, and never again naming a king.[4]

[edit] Etymology

In an explanation of the name of Denethor II (who was named after this elf), the Steward of Gondor, it is stated that Denethor is Nandorin fit into the Sindarin sound range, and is said to mean "Lithe and lank".[5]

In the earlier The Lost Road, the name Denethor is said to contain the word element Dani.[6] According to The Lhammas, it derives from Primitive Elvish Ndani-thārō, meaning "Saviour of the Dani", as he was the one who led them to the West. Other derivatives of this name are: Daintáro in Telerin, Nanisáro in Qenya, Dainthor in Noldorin and Denipor in Doriathrin.[7]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Coming of the Elves and the Captivity of Melkor"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "The Grey Annals": §36
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "The Grey Annals": §39
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Sindar"
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Four. Quendi and Eldar: Author's Notes to Quendi and Eldar", Note 17
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies" entry DAN-
  7. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Two: Valinor and Middle-earth before The Lord of the Rings, V. The Lhammas"