|Birth||F.A. 500 |
near Lanthir Lamath
|Death||F.A. 506 (aged 6)|
Menegroth, in Sack of Doriath
|House||House of Dior|
|Heritage||Half-elven father, Elf mother|
|Parentage||Dior and Nimloth|
|Siblings||Elurín and Elwing|
Eluréd (F.A. 500 – 506) was a son of Dior Eluchíl and Nimloth. He had a twin brother named Elurín and a sister Elwing, and all three had been born in Lanthir Lamath while Beren and Lúthien lived there. However, after the host of the Naugrim had plundered Menegroth, Dior brought his family to the Thousand Caves to renew the kingdom of Doriath.
But soon, after not many years had passed, a messenger brought the Nauglamír to Dior, which told him that Beren and Lúthien were gone from the world. The news that Necklace of the Dwarves, which bore one of the Silmarils, was in Dior's keeping provoked the sons of Fëanor to attack Menegroth. Dior and Nimloth were slain and Eluréd and Elurín were captured (Elwing escaped with the Silmaril). The two young boys were taken into the woods by the servants of Celegorm and left to starve. Maedhros repented and sought for the two but never found them.
Other Versions of the Legendarium
In the genealogical table of the House of Bëor, Eluréd was originally called "Eldún" and his date of birth was given as F.A. 492 (and he was not a twin). He and his brother did die in 506 but their father died in 511. In commentary following the table, Christopher Tolkien explained the year of 511 for Dior's death was incorrect and that in later sources the two brothers were twins born in F.A. 500.
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Three. The Wanderings of Húrin and Other Writings not forming part of the Quenta Silmarillion: I. The Wanderings of Húrin"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Three. The Wanderings of Húrin and Other Writings not forming part of the Quenta Silmarillion: V. The Tale of Years"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Ruin of Doriath"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Two. The Later Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Coming of Men into the West (Chapter 14)", (i) The House of Bëor