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The '''Falathrim''' ([[Sindarin]] "Coast people") were the shoreland Elves of the [[Falas]] who took [[Círdan]] as their lord from the beginning, and were also the last to leave Middle-earth forever. Of [[Teleri|Telerin]] descent, these Elves remained in [[Beleriand]] when their kin journeyed to [[Valinor]] at the persuasion of the [[Maiar|Maia]] [[Ossë]].<ref>{{S|Princes}}</ref> They were the second of two "subdivisions" of the Teleri to stay behind, the other being the [[Eglath]], who stayed behind to find their lost lord [[Elwë Singollo|Elwë]]. Their last home on [[Middle-earth]] before finally leaving for the Undying Lands was the [[Grey Havens]], but before that they dwelt mainly in the ancient havens of [[Eglarest]] and [[Brithombar]].  
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The '''Falathrim''' were the shoreland Elves of the [[Falas]] who took [[Círdan]] as their lord from the beginning. Their last home on [[Middle-earth]] before finally leaving for the Undying Lands was the [[Grey Havens]], but before that they dwelt mainly in the ancient havens of [[Eglarest]] and [[Brithombar]].  
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==History==
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Of [[Teleri|Telerin]] descent, these Elves remained in [[Beleriand]] when their kin journeyed to [[Valinor]] at the persuasion of the [[Maiar|Maia]] [[Ossë]].<ref>{{S|Princes}}</ref> They were the second of two "subdivisions" of the Teleri to stay behind, the other being the [[Eglath]], who stayed behind to find their lost lord [[Elwë Singollo|Elwë]].
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The Elves of the Havens enjoyed peaceful relations with all the [[Elves of Beleriand]], and were particularly closely allied with the people of [[Nargothrond]]. As one of the most remote peoples from [[Morgoth]]'s forces in [[Angband]], the other Elvish lords would often send their children to the Elves of the Havens for safekeeping.
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After the [[Nirnaeth Arnoediad]], Brithombar and Eglarest were besieged and taken by Morgoth's armies, and most of the Elves were slain or imprisoned. Some few, including Círdan and the young [[Gil-galad|Ereinion Gil-galad]], who was at that time lodging with the people of the Havens, sailed south to safety on the Isle of Balar.
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At the beginning of the [[Second Age]], Círdan sailed east to found the [[Grey Havens]] on the [[Gulf of Lhûn]], and the remnant of the Elves of the Havens must surely have accompanied him.
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==Etymology==
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Falathrim is a [[Sindarin]] name, meaning "Coast people".{{fact}}
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Falathrim
People
DominionsFalas, Grey Havens
LanguagesSindarin
MembersCírdan

The Falathrim were the shoreland Elves of the Falas who took Círdan as their lord from the beginning. Their last home on Middle-earth before finally leaving for the Undying Lands was the Grey Havens, but before that they dwelt mainly in the ancient havens of Eglarest and Brithombar.

History

Of Telerin descent, these Elves remained in Beleriand when their kin journeyed to Valinor at the persuasion of the Maia Ossë.[1] They were the second of two "subdivisions" of the Teleri to stay behind, the other being the Eglath, who stayed behind to find their lost lord Elwë.

The Elves of the Havens enjoyed peaceful relations with all the Elves of Beleriand, and were particularly closely allied with the people of Nargothrond. As one of the most remote peoples from Morgoth's forces in Angband, the other Elvish lords would often send their children to the Elves of the Havens for safekeeping.

After the Nirnaeth Arnoediad, Brithombar and Eglarest were besieged and taken by Morgoth's armies, and most of the Elves were slain or imprisoned. Some few, including Círdan and the young Ereinion Gil-galad, who was at that time lodging with the people of the Havens, sailed south to safety on the Isle of Balar.

At the beginning of the Second Age, Círdan sailed east to found the Grey Havens on the Gulf of Lhûn, and the remnant of the Elves of the Havens must surely have accompanied him.

Etymology

Falathrim is a Sindarin name, meaning "Coast people".[source?]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Eldamar and the Princes of the Eldalië"