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==History==
 
==History==
Míriel lived in the blessed realm of [[Aman]], in the hill city of [[Tirion]] on [[Túna]], together with her husband [[Finwë]] High King of the [[Noldor]]. Her hands were skilled in the shaping of fine things, and she was unsurpassed in weaving and needlework.
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Míriel lived in the blessed realm of [[Aman]], in the hill city of [[Tirion]] on [[Tuna]], together with her husband [[Finwë]] High King of the [[Noldor]]. Her hands were skilled in the shaping of fine things, and she was unsurpassed in weaving and needlework.
  
 
There was much love between Míriel and Finwë, and even more for her son, but after giving birth to [[Fëanor]] in {{YT|1169}}<ref name="Fourth">{{MR|P3II2}}, p. 205</ref>, her body and her spirit were consumed and she wished to be released from life everlasting, saying that there was no strength left in her to bear another child. Despite Finwë's grief, and her unhappiness at abandoning her young child, Míriel departed for the gardens of [[Irmo|Lórien]], to rest and regain her strength and vigour. But during her rest, the [[Fëa and hröa|fëa]] departed from her body, and entered the [[Halls of Mandos]] leaving her body laying lifeless and still in {{YT|1170}}<ref name="Fourth"/>. Maidens of [[Estë]] took care of her body while her spirit remained in the Halls of Mandos, so that it would not wither. In essence, she had died of free will. This was seen as a shocking event by the [[Valar]] and [[Eldar]] which had never before occurred. [[Manwë]] allowed Finwë to take another wife given these exceptional circumstances.<ref name="Feanor">{{S|Feanor}}</ref>
 
There was much love between Míriel and Finwë, and even more for her son, but after giving birth to [[Fëanor]] in {{YT|1169}}<ref name="Fourth">{{MR|P3II2}}, p. 205</ref>, her body and her spirit were consumed and she wished to be released from life everlasting, saying that there was no strength left in her to bear another child. Despite Finwë's grief, and her unhappiness at abandoning her young child, Míriel departed for the gardens of [[Irmo|Lórien]], to rest and regain her strength and vigour. But during her rest, the [[Fëa and hröa|fëa]] departed from her body, and entered the [[Halls of Mandos]] leaving her body laying lifeless and still in {{YT|1170}}<ref name="Fourth"/>. Maidens of [[Estë]] took care of her body while her spirit remained in the Halls of Mandos, so that it would not wither. In essence, she had died of free will. This was seen as a shocking event by the [[Valar]] and [[Eldar]] which had never before occurred. [[Manwë]] allowed Finwë to take another wife given these exceptional circumstances.<ref name="Feanor">{{S|Feanor}}</ref>

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