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House of Finwë

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The House of Finwë was a large Noldorin royal house that held the High Kingship of the Noldor. Its device was that of a great golden sun, even though Finwë was slain before the Sun was made.

The House had at least three branches; the House of Feanor, the House of Fingolfin and House of Finarfin


A star marks the kings. Except in several cases including that of Finwë the first name listed is Sindarin, and the second Quenya. Those with only one name given usually but not neccessarily have only a Quenya name, the one given.

Other versions of the legendarium

Finwe's two daughters don't appear in the published Silmarillion.

In earlier versions of the legendarium, Finwë and Indis had three daughters: Findis, Faniel and Finvain. It remains unclear if the third daughter survived in the final conception of Finwë's family tree.[1]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Shibboleth of Fëanor", note 26