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Eärwen

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'''Eärwen''' is a daughter of [[Olwë]], wife of [[Finarfin]], and mother of [[Galadriel]], [[Finrod Felagund|Finrod]], [[Angrod]], and [[Aegnor]]. She stayed in [[Aman]] after the flight of the [[Ñoldor]]. She is said to be friends with [[Anairë]], [[Fingolfin]]'s wife. She presumably still lives with [[Finarfin]].
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'''Eärwen''' was the daughter of [[Olwë]]<sup>1</sup>, King of the [[Falmari]], the [[Teleri]] of [[Aman]]. She was known as the Swan-maiden of [[Alqualondë]]. Around [[Valian Years|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 Felagund|Finrod]], [[Angrod]], [[Aegnor]], and [[Galadriel]]. She was said to be friends with [[Anairë]], the wife of [[Fingolfin]], her husband's older brother.
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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").
 
Her name means "Maiden of the Sea" in [[Quenya]] (from ''[[eär]]'' = "sea" and ''-[[wen]]'' = "maiden").
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== Genealogy ==
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<code>
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        [[Finarfin]] = '''EÄRWEN'''
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    ____________|_____________
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    |        |      |        |
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[[Finrod Felagund|Finrod]]  [[Angrod]]  [[Aegnor]]  [[Galadriel]]
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</code>
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== Other Versions of the Legendarium ==
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In the published ''[[Silmarillion]]'', [[Orodreth of Nargothrond|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 ==
 
== Notes ==
In the family tree of [[Thingol|Elwë]] in ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', Eärwen is given as the only child of Olwë, but in the 60th page it states her having brothers, whose names are unknown. It is possible that Eärwen could have unrecorded brothers and sisters, and that Olwë had several children as opposed to only one.
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# 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.
  
 
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[[Category:High Elves]]
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Revision as of 03:27, 17 June 2006

Eärwen 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

       Finarfin = EÄRWEN
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    ____________|_____________
   |        |       |         |   
   |        |       |         |
Finrod   Angrod   Aegnor   Galadriel

Other Versions of the Legendarium

In the published 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.