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Guilin

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Guilin was an Elf, probably Noldo, of Nargothrond. He was the father of two sons, Gwindor and Gelmir.

His sons played a great role on the history of the Elves in the late First Age. It was Gwindor's desperation over the torture of his brother that triggered the Nirnaeth Arnoediad[1] and long after that dreadful battle he led Túrin back to Nargothrond, starting a chain of events that would lead to its destruction.[2]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Fifth Battle: Nirnaeth Arnoediad"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Túrin Turambar"