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'''Elmo''' is only mentioned in the ''[[Unfinished Tales]]'' in discussions on [[Galadriel]] and [[Celeborn, Lord of Lórien|Celeborn]]. Because Celeborn is in ''[[The Silmarillion]]'' presented as a "kinsman of Thingol", Tolkien wished to develop this family link. One of his solutions was to establish Celeborn as the grandson of Elmo, a non-important brother of Elwë who remained behind when Elwë was lost, becoming one of the [[Sindar]] of [[Doriath]].
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'''Elmo''' was an [[Elf]] of the [[Nelyar]] born at [[Cuiviénen]]. He was the brother of [[Thingol|Elwë]] and [[Olwë]]. He remained behind when Elwë was lost, becoming one of the [[Sindar]] of [[Doriath]].<ref>{{UT|Galadriel}}</ref>
  
In writings which appear to be later than the one discussed above, Celeborn is made into a [[Teleri]]n Elf, and a relative of Olwë of [[Valinor]] instead, but this was not further developed or published.  
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He was an ancestor of [[Círdan]].
  
It therefore remains unsure if Elmo would have remained in the Middle-earth canon, as his position in the royal Sindarin family tree disappeared. Slightly later writings however make [[Círdan]] a descendant of Elmo, making him a kinsman to Thingol (and Celeborn). Certain is that Círdan had silver hair, a trait which otherwise only ran in Elwë and Olwë's family line, and Círdan's original name '''Nowë''' is similar to Elwë and Olwë.
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==Other versions of the legendarium==
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Elmo was developed to explain the reference in ''[[The Silmarillion]]'' that Celeborn was a "kinsman of Thingol". One of the solutions was to establish Celeborn as the son of an unimportant brother of Thingol.
  
===See Also===
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In other, later writings, Celeborn is made into a [[Teleri]]n Elf, and a relative of Olwë of [[Valinor]] instead, but this was not further developed or published.
* [[Royal Sindarin/Teleri Relations]]  
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It therefore remains unsure if Elmo would have a place in the Middle-earth [[canon]], as his position in the royal Sindarin family tree disappeared. Slightly later writings however make [[Círdan]] a descendant of Elmo, making him a kinsman to Thingol (and Celeborn). Indeed Círdan had silver hair, a trait which is seen in Elwë and Olwë's family line.
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Revision as of 20:20, 27 October 2012

Elmo was an Elf of the Nelyar born at Cuiviénen. He was the brother of Elwë and Olwë. He remained behind when Elwë was lost, becoming one of the Sindar of Doriath.[1]

He was an ancestor of Círdan.

Other versions of the legendarium

Elmo was developed to explain the reference in The Silmarillion that Celeborn was a "kinsman of Thingol". One of the solutions was to establish Celeborn as the son of an unimportant brother of Thingol.

In other, later writings, Celeborn is made into a Telerin Elf, and a relative of Olwë of Valinor instead, but this was not further developed or published.

It therefore remains unsure if Elmo would have a place in the Middle-earth canon, as his position in the royal Sindarin family tree disappeared. Slightly later writings however make Círdan a descendant of Elmo, making him a kinsman to Thingol (and Celeborn). Indeed Círdan had silver hair, a trait which is seen in Elwë and Olwë's family line.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The History of Galadriel and Celeborn"