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}}'''Eilinel''' was the wife of [[Gorlim|Gorlim the Unhappy]].<ref name=S19>{{S|19}}</ref>
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'''Eilinel''' was the wife of [[Gorlim|Gorlim the Unhappy]].
 
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Eilinel was a fair and gentle maiden, and was much loved by Gorlim. When her husband went to the [[Dagor Bragollach]], their house was plundered. Eilinel was killed.
  
Not much is known of Eilinel. She was a fair and gentle maiden,<ref>{{LB|C2}}, pp. 162-3</ref> called ''Eilinel the White'',<ref>{{LB|4}}, pp. 336-8</ref> and was much loved by Gorlim.<ref name=S19/>
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Upon returning home, Gorlim could not find any trace of Eilinel. He kept returning to their house seeking for his lost wife, and [[Sauron]] tricked him by devising a [[phantoms|phantom]] of Eilinel to make him betray the location of [[Barahir]].<ref name=S19>{{S|19}}</ref>
 
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When her husband, a member of [[Barahir's Outlaw Band]], was away at 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 [[phantoms|phantom]] of Eilinel (who was already dead), and could thus capture him.<ref name=S19/>
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Revision as of 12:19, 4 November 2012

Eilinel
Adan
Biographical Information
Other namesthe White[1]
Family
SpouseGorlim
Physical Description
GenderFemale

Eilinel was the wife of Gorlim the Unhappy.

History

Eilinel was a fair and gentle maiden, and was much loved by Gorlim. When her husband went to the Dagor Bragollach, their house was plundered. Eilinel was killed.

Upon returning home, Gorlim could not find any trace of Eilinel. He kept returning to their house seeking for his lost wife, and Sauron tricked him by devising a phantom of Eilinel to make him betray the location of Barahir.[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lays of Beleriand, "IV. The Lay of Leithian Recommenced", pp. 336-8
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Beren and Lúthien"