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 phantom of Eilinel (who was already dead), and could thus capture him.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Beren and Lúthien"
- ↑ 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
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lays of Beleriand, "IV. The Lay of Leithian Recommenced", pp. 336-8