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'''Míriel Serindë''', also spelled '''Þerindë''', ("The Broideress" in [[Quenya]]) was the first wife of [[Finwë]], [[King of the Noldor]].  Her son was ''Curufinwë'', whom she called [[Fëanor]], which means "Spirit of Fire". Miriel's hair was described as being silver in appearance, an unusual color for one of the [[Noldor]].
 
'''Míriel Serindë''', also spelled '''Þerindë''', ("The Broideress" in [[Quenya]]) was the first wife of [[Finwë]], [[King of the Noldor]].  Her son was ''Curufinwë'', whom she called [[Fëanor]], which means "Spirit of Fire". Miriel's hair was described as being silver in appearance, an unusual color for one of the [[Noldor]].
  
After giving birth to Fëanor she wished to die, saying that the birth had taken much of strength and spirit. Her [[Fëa and hröa|feä]] departed from her body, and she entered the [[Halls of Mandos]]. In essense, she had died of free will. This was seen as a shocking event by the [[Valar]], and eventually led to the second marriage of Finwë, and from there to the Rebellion of the Noldor and the First [[Kinslaying]].
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After giving birth to Fëanor she wished to die, saying that the birth had taken much of strength and spirit. Her [[Fëa and hröa|fëa]] departed from her body, and she entered the [[Halls of Mandos]]. In essense, she had died of free will. This was seen as a shocking event by the [[Valar]], and [[Manwë]] allowed Finwë to take another wife.
  
 
After Finwë had been killed, Míriel was granted permission to return to life, where she entered the service of [[Vairë]], her task to weave all the deeds of the [[House of Finwë]] in the [[Tapestry of Time]].
 
After Finwë had been killed, Míriel was granted permission to return to life, where she entered the service of [[Vairë]], her task to weave all the deeds of the [[House of Finwë]] in the [[Tapestry of Time]].
 
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==Other versions of the legendarium==
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[[The Shibboleth of Fëanor]] is a story where Fëanor is a grown person, however Míriel is still alive, to whom he talks about his concerns. In the published [[Silmarillion]], Míriel died soon after birth.
 
== Genealogy ==
 
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Revision as of 20:09, 8 August 2008

(See also Tar-Míriel)

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Míriel
Noldo
Biographical Information
TitlesQueen of the Noldor
Deathc. Y.T. 1179, Gardens of Lórien (aged Unknown)
Family
SpouseFinwë
ChildrenFëanor
Physical Description
GenderFemale
Hair colorDark

Míriel Serindë, also spelled Þerindë, ("The Broideress" in Quenya) was the first wife of Finwë, King of the Noldor. Her son was Curufinwë, whom she called Fëanor, which means "Spirit of Fire". Miriel's hair was described as being silver in appearance, an unusual color for one of the Noldor.

After giving birth to Fëanor she wished to die, saying that the birth had taken much of strength and spirit. Her fëa departed from her body, and she entered the Halls of Mandos. In essense, she had died of free will. This was seen as a shocking event by the Valar, and Manwë allowed Finwë to take another wife.

After Finwë had been killed, Míriel was granted permission to return to life, where she entered the service of Vairë, her task to weave all the deeds of the House of Finwë in the Tapestry of Time.

Other versions of the legendarium

The Shibboleth of Fëanor is a story where Fëanor is a grown person, however Míriel is still alive, to whom he talks about his concerns. In the published Silmarillion, Míriel died soon after birth.

Genealogy


 
MÍRIEL SERINDË
 
 
 
Finwë
 
 
 
Indis
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fëanor
 
 
 
 
 
 
Findis
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fingolfin
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Irimë
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Finarfin