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Revision as of 10:03, 24 October 2012

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Eärwen
Falmar/Falas elf
Biographical Information
Other namesSwan-maiden of Alqualondë
TitlesTelerin Princess
BirthSometime during Years of the Trees: Middle-earth, Tol Eressëa, or Alqualondë
DeathDid not die
Family
ParentageOlwë + ?
SpouseFinarfin
ChildrenFinrod, Angrod, Aegnor, Galadriel
Physical Description
GenderFemale
Hair colorStarlike Silver[1]

Eärwen (Q "sea-maiden", pron. [eˈarwen]) was the daughter of Olwë1, King of the Falmari, the Teleri of Aman. She was known as the "Swan-maiden of Alqualondë". Around Valian Year 1280 during the Years of the Trees she married Finarfin, a Noldo of the House of Finwë. She became the mother of Finrod, Angrod, Aegnor, and Galadriel. She was said to be friends with Anairë, the wife of Fingolfin, her husband's older brother.

Eärwen stayed in Aman after the Flight of the Noldor. She presumably still lives there with Finarfin.

Her name means "Maiden of the Sea" in Quenya (from eär = "sea" and -wen = "maiden").

Genealogy

 
 
 
 
Finwë
 
Indis
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Olwë
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Findis
 
Fingolfin
 
Írimë
 
Finarfin
 
EÄRWEN
 
sons1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Finrod
 
Angrod
 
Aegnor
 
Galadriel

Other Versions of the Legendarium

In the published The Silmarillion, Orodreth is the son of Finarfin and Eärwen. This was an editorial decision by Christopher Tolkien, and an admitted mistake. Orodreth is actually Eärwen's grandson, the son of her child Angrod.

Notes

  1. In The Silmarillion, the family-tree of Elwë shows the Eärwen was the only child of Olwë. However, in the text she is said to have brothers, whose names are unknown.[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The History of Galadriel and Celeborn"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Eldamar and the Princes of the Eldalië"