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Eilinel was the wife of Gorlim the Unhappy.[1]

History

Not much is known of Eilinel. She was a fair and gentle maiden,[2] called Eilinel the White,[3] and was much loved by Gorlim.[1]

When her husband, a member of Barahir's Outlaw Band, was away for war, their house was plundered. Gorlim, returning home, could not find a trace of Eilinel. As Gorlim kept returning to their house seeking for his lost wife, Sauron tricked him by devising a phantom of Eilinel (whom were already dead), and could thus captivate him.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Beren and Lúthien"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lays of Beleriand, "III. The Lay of Leithian: Canto II (Gorlim's betrayal and Beren's revenge)", pp. 162-3
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lays of Beleriand, "IV. The Lay of Leithian Recommenced", pp. 336-8