|Titles||Queen of the Noldor|
|Death||c. Y.T. 1179, Gardens of Lórien (aged Unknown)|
|Gallery||Images of Míriel|
Míriel Serindë, also spelled Þerindë, was the first wife of Finwë, King of the Noldor. Her son was Curufinwë, whom she called Fëanáro, 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.
The name Míriel means "Jewel-daughter" in Quenya, from mîr ("jewel") and -iel ("daughter"). Her epessë Serindë, or Þerindë in the Quenya of Tirion, means "the Broideress", referring to her work for Vairë.
Other versions of the legendarium
In the beginning of The Shibboleth of Fëanor, Fëanor is an adult, and Míriel is still alive. There the similarities between mother and son, such as their stubborness, are revealed. Fëanor's reaction to his mother's death is also presented, as he guarded her hröa, which was placed in a garden, for some time after her passing. In the published Silmarillion, Míriel died soon after birth.
- The Silmarillion, Of Eldamar and the Princes of the Eldalië
- The Silmarillion, Of Fëanor and the Unchaining of Melkor
- The Peoples of Middle-earth, The Shibboleth of Feanor