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'''Maglor''' was the second of the [[Sons of Fëanor]], who inherited more of his mother [[Nerdanel|Nerdanel's]] gentle spirit than any of his brothers. Maglor was famed as a poet and bard, but he took the [[Oath of Fëanor]] in [[Tirion]] and shared in the woes that came of it. His [[Quenya]] [[father-name]] was '''Canafinwë''' ("Strong-voiced [of] [[Finwë]]") and his [[mother-name]] was '''Makalaurë''' ("Gold-cleaver").
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'''Maglor''' ([[Sindarin|S]], pron. {{IPA|[ˈmaɡlor]}}) was the second of the [[Sons of Fëanor]].  He had more of his mother [[Nerdanel|Nerdanel's]] gentle spirit than any of his brothers. Maglor was known for his [[Minstrels|poetry and singing]],<ref>{{S|Princes}}</ref> but in [[Tirion]] he swore the [[Oath of Fëanor]] and shared in the woes it bred.<ref name="Flight">{{S|Flight}}</ref>
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
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Maglor was present at the [[Kinslaying at Alqualondë]]. To what degree he participated in the slaughter is unknown but later he composed the lament ''[[Noldolantë]]'', the Fall of the the [[Noldor]], in memory of the terrible event.<ref name="Flight"/>  Following [[Fëanor]] into exile, Maglor witnessed his father die after he had fought [[Gothmog]].<ref>{{S|Return}}</ref>
  
Maglor followed his father, [[Fëanor]], into exile, and saw him perish at the hands of the [[Balrogs]]. With the rest of his brothers, he dwelt to the east of [[Beleriand]], and Maglor settled between the [[Little Gelion]] and [[Greater Gelion]], the two rivers that came together to form the long [[Gelion]] itself. That region—which came to be known as '''[[Maglor's Gap]]'''—lacked hills or mountains, and so was the place on Beleriand's border that was most open to attack from the north.
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The sons of Fëanor settled in the eastern part of [[Beleriand]]. Maglor's ward was the opening in the hills between the two arms of the [[Gelion]] River which acquired the name of '''[[Maglor's Gap]]'''.  Due to the lack of hills the Gap was a natural route for attacks from the north and the Noldor kept a strength of cavalry in that region.<ref>{{S|Beleriand}}</ref>
  
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Maglor's Gap was held for four and a half centuries.  However, in the [[Dagor Bragollach]] the [[Dragons|dragon]] [[Glaurung]] invaded and laid waste to Maglor's land, forcing Maglor to flee to the fortress of his brother [[Maedhros]] on the hill of [[Himring]] to the west.<ref>{{S|Fingolfin}}</ref> Sixteen years later, he and Maedhros marched to the great battle that the [[Elves]] hoped would see their revenge upon [[Morgoth]], but they were defeated, partly by the treachery of [[Uldor the Accursed]]. Maglor himself slew Uldor, but all of the sons of Fëanor were wounded and they were forced to retreat to [[Mount Dolmed]]. The heavy loss led to the name of the battle thereafter: the [[Nirnaeth Arnoediad]] or the "Battle of Unnumbered Tears".  Maglor and his brothers took to a wild woodland life in [[Ossiriand]].<ref>{{S|Fifth}}</ref>
 
[[Image:Ted Nasmith - Maglor Casts a Silmaril into the Sea.jpg|thumb|left|''Maglor Casts a Silmaril into the Sea'' by [[Ted Nasmith]]]]
 
[[Image:Ted Nasmith - Maglor Casts a Silmaril into the Sea.jpg|thumb|left|''Maglor Casts a Silmaril into the Sea'' by [[Ted Nasmith]]]]
Maglor guarded his Gap for four and a half centuries, but was eventually overcome in the [[Dagor Bragollach]]. The dragon [[Glaurung]] invaded Maglor's land and ruined it, so that he was forced to flee to the fortress of his brother [[Maedhros]] on the hill of [[Himring]] to the west. Sixteen years later, he marched out with Maedhros to the great battle that should have seen the revenge of the [[Elves]] on [[Morgoth]], but was brought to ruin by the treachery of [[Uldor the Accursed]]. Maglor slew Uldor himself, but the field was lost; that was the battle afterwards called the [[Nirnaeth Arnoediad]], the "Battle of Unnumbered Tears".
 
  
All six (or seven) of Fëanor's remaining sons survived the Nirnaeth (Amras perished at Losgar in one version). In the years leading up to that battle, one of the three [[Silmarils]] had been recovered from [[Iron Crown|Morgoth's Crown]], and had come eventually to be held by [[Dior]] in [[Doriath]]. He would not surrender it to the brothers' claims, and so they assaulted Thingol's ancient kingdom. [[Celegorm]], [[Caranthir]] and [[Curufin]] all fell in that futile battle. Now only three of Fëanor's sons survived: Maglor, the eldest son Maedhros, and the youngest son [[Amrod]]. After some years had passed, the three came to learn that a Silmaril was held by [[Elwing]] at the [[Mouths of Sirion]], and though they restrained themselves for some time, their Oath compelled them to take back the jewel. So they assaulted their fellow Elves, and Elwing escaped with the Silmaril across the [[Belegaer|Sea]] to her husband [[Eärendil the Mariner|Eärendil]], and together they sailed into the [[West]]. That voyage would in time bring about the downfall of Morgoth.
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Prior to the Nirnaeth Arnoediad, one of the three [[Silmarils]] had been recovered from [[Iron Crown|Morgoth's Crown]].<ref>{{S|Beren}}</ref>  From his parents [[Dior|Dior Eluchíl]] received the jewel and brought it to [[Doriath]]. True to their oath, the sons of Fëanor (led by [[Celegorm]]) demanded the Silmaril. When Dior refused to surrender it the brothers assaulted Thingol's ancient kingdom. [[Celegorm]], [[Caranthir]] and [[Curufin]] all fell, as did Dior and his wife, [[Nimloth of Doriath]]. But the three remaining brothers - Maglor, Maedhros, and [[Amrod]] - did not recover the Silmaril for [[Elwing]], the daughter of Dior and Nimloth, escaped.<ref>{{S|Doriath}}</ref>
  
After the destruction of Morgoth, the last two Silmarils were recovered from his Crown. By this time, only Maedhros and Maglor remained of Fëanor's sons, and Maglor came close to repenting the Oath. Wearily, he accompanied his brother in the theft of the Silmarils, but their evil deeds in recovering them meant that the holy Jewels burned their skin. Maedhros in despair leapt into a fiery fissure, and Maglor, the last of the Sons of Fëanor to survive, cast his Silmaril into the Sea. Legend says that he still wanders the shores of the World, singing laments for his despair and regret.
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Eventually the three brothers heard tiding that [[Elwing]] possessed a Silmaril and dwelt at the [[Mouths of Sirion]]. Driven by their Oath, the remaining sons Fëanor made a sudden attack upon the refugees of [[Gondolin]] and Doriath. However they were again thwarted for Elwing escaped with the Silmaril across the [[Belegaer|Sea]] to her husband [[Eärendil]].  Together they sailed into the [[Aman|West]] and their voyage would eventually cause the downfall of Morgoth.  Meanwhile, [[Elrond]] and [[Elros]], Eärendil and Elwing's sons, captured in the battle, were adopted by Maglor, and it is said that love grew between them.
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After Morgoth's fall the last two Silmarils were recovered from his Crown. By this time, only Maedhros and Maglor remained of Fëanor's sons.  In weariness and loathing they demanded the jewels from [[Eönwë]], the herald of [[Manwë]]. Eönwë refused them the Silmarils due to their many evil deeds. Still driven, the two brothers crept into the camp of Eönwë and stole the jewels. Though they were caught Eönwë let them depart. Maedhros and Maglor each took one jewel but their evil deeds caused the holy Jewels to burn their skin. Maedhros in despair cast himself into a fiery fissureMaglor, the last surviving son of Fëanor, threw his Silmaril into the Sea. Legend says that he still wanders the shores of the World, singing laments for his despair and regret.<ref>{{S|Earendil}}</ref>
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==Etymology==
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His [[father-name]] was '''''Kanafinwë''''', a name which in [[Quenya]] means "Strong-voiced [of] [[Finwë]]". It is derived from ''[[káno]]'', a noun which means "commander", added to the name of his grandfather.<ref>{{PM|Feanor}}, p. 352</ref> His [[Amilessë|mother-name]] was '''''[[Makalaurë]]'''''. In [[The Etymologies]] it is interpreted as "Gold-cleaver".<ref>{{LR|Etymologies}}, '''MAK-'''</ref> A possible explanation for this translation is given in [[The Shibboleth of Feanor]], where it is stated that the name might be a reference to his skill in harping, whose sound was golden.<ref>{{PM|Feanor}}, p. 353</ref>
  
 
== Genealogy ==
 
== Genealogy ==
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== References ==
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==See also==
* ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', [[Of Eldamar and the Princes of the Eldalië]]
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* ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', [[Of Fëanor and the Unchaining of Melkor]]
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* ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', [[Of the Silmarils and the Unrest of the Noldor]]
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* ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', [[Of the Flight of the Noldor]]
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* ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', [[Of the Return of the Noldor]]
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* ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', [[Of Beleriand and Its Realms]]
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* ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', [[Of the Noldor in Beleriand]]
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* ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', [[Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin]]
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* ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', [[Of the Fifth Battle: Nirnaeth Arnoediad]]
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* ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', [[Of the Ruin of Doriath]]
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* ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', [[Of the Voyage of Eärendil and the War of Wrath]]
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* ''[[The Book of Lost Tales Part 1]]'', [[Gilfanon's Tale: The Travail of the Noldoli and the Coming of Mankind]]
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* ''[[The Book of Lost Tales Part 2]]'', [[The Nauglafring]]
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* ''[[The Shaping of Middle-earth]]'', [[The Earliest Annals of Valinor]]
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* ''[[The Shaping of Middle-earth]]'', [[The Earliest Annals of Beleriand]]
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* ''[[The Lost Road and Other Writings]]'', [[The later Annals of Beleriand]]
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* ''[[The Lost Road and Other Writings]]'', [[The later Annals of Valinor]]
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* ''[[The Lost Road and Other Writings]]'', [[Quenta Silmarillion]]
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* ''[[The Lost Road and Other Writings]]'', [[The Etymologies]]
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* ''[[Morgoth's Ring]]'', [[The Annals of Aman]]
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* ''[[Morgoth's Ring]]'', [[The Later Quenta Silmarillion]]
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* ''[[The War of the Jewels]]'', [[The Grey Annals]]
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* ''[[The War of the Jewels]]'', [[The Later Quenta Silmarillion]]
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* ''[[The Peoples of Middle-earth]]'', [[The Shibboleth of Feanor]]
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==See Also==
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*[[:Category:Images of Maglor|Images of Maglor]]
 
*[[:Category:Images of Maglor|Images of Maglor]]
  
[[Category:Noldor]]
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==External links==
[[Category:House of Finwë]]
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*[http://www.lotrplaza.com/showthread.php?40462-Nodens-and-Maglor Nodens and Maglor]
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Maglor
Noldo
Biographical Information
Other namesKanafinwë (Q, fn),
Makalaurë (Q, mn)
LocationTirion; Maglor's Gap
AffiliationOath of Fëanor
LanguageQuenya and Sindarin
BirthDuring Years of the Trees
Tirion
DeathFate unknown
Family
HouseHouse of Fëanor
ParentageFëanor & Nerdanel
SiblingsMaedhros, Celegorm, Caranthir, Curufin, Amrod and Amras
Physical Description
GenderMale
Hair colorDark

Maglor (S, pron. [ˈmaɡlor]) was the second of the Sons of Fëanor. He had more of his mother Nerdanel's gentle spirit than any of his brothers. Maglor was known for his poetry and singing,[1] but in Tirion he swore the Oath of Fëanor and shared in the woes it bred.[2]

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History

Maglor was present at the Kinslaying at Alqualondë. To what degree he participated in the slaughter is unknown but later he composed the lament Noldolantë, the Fall of the the Noldor, in memory of the terrible event.[2] Following Fëanor into exile, Maglor witnessed his father die after he had fought Gothmog.[3]

The sons of Fëanor settled in the eastern part of Beleriand. Maglor's ward was the opening in the hills between the two arms of the Gelion River which acquired the name of Maglor's Gap. Due to the lack of hills the Gap was a natural route for attacks from the north and the Noldor kept a strength of cavalry in that region.[4]

Maglor's Gap was held for four and a half centuries. However, in the Dagor Bragollach the dragon Glaurung invaded and laid waste to Maglor's land, forcing Maglor to flee to the fortress of his brother Maedhros on the hill of Himring to the west.[5] Sixteen years later, he and Maedhros marched to the great battle that the Elves hoped would see their revenge upon Morgoth, but they were defeated, partly by the treachery of Uldor the Accursed. Maglor himself slew Uldor, but all of the sons of Fëanor were wounded and they were forced to retreat to Mount Dolmed. The heavy loss led to the name of the battle thereafter: the Nirnaeth Arnoediad or the "Battle of Unnumbered Tears". Maglor and his brothers took to a wild woodland life in Ossiriand.[6]

Maglor Casts a Silmaril into the Sea by Ted Nasmith

Prior to the Nirnaeth Arnoediad, one of the three Silmarils had been recovered from Morgoth's Crown.[7] From his parents Dior Eluchíl received the jewel and brought it to Doriath. True to their oath, the sons of Fëanor (led by Celegorm) demanded the Silmaril. When Dior refused to surrender it the brothers assaulted Thingol's ancient kingdom. Celegorm, Caranthir and Curufin all fell, as did Dior and his wife, Nimloth of Doriath. But the three remaining brothers - Maglor, Maedhros, and Amrod - did not recover the Silmaril for Elwing, the daughter of Dior and Nimloth, escaped.[8]

Eventually the three brothers heard tiding that Elwing possessed a Silmaril and dwelt at the Mouths of Sirion. Driven by their Oath, the remaining sons Fëanor made a sudden attack upon the refugees of Gondolin and Doriath. However they were again thwarted for Elwing escaped with the Silmaril across the Sea to her husband Eärendil. Together they sailed into the West and their voyage would eventually cause the downfall of Morgoth. Meanwhile, Elrond and Elros, Eärendil and Elwing's sons, captured in the battle, were adopted by Maglor, and it is said that love grew between them.

After Morgoth's fall the last two Silmarils were recovered from his Crown. By this time, only Maedhros and Maglor remained of Fëanor's sons. In weariness and loathing they demanded the jewels from Eönwë, the herald of Manwë. Eönwë refused them the Silmarils due to their many evil deeds. Still driven, the two brothers crept into the camp of Eönwë and stole the jewels. Though they were caught Eönwë let them depart. Maedhros and Maglor each took one jewel but their evil deeds caused the holy Jewels to burn their skin. Maedhros in despair cast himself into a fiery fissure. Maglor, the last surviving son of Fëanor, threw his Silmaril into the Sea. Legend says that he still wanders the shores of the World, singing laments for his despair and regret.[9]

Etymology

His father-name was Kanafinwë, a name which in Quenya means "Strong-voiced [of] Finwë". It is derived from káno, a noun which means "commander", added to the name of his grandfather.[10] His mother-name was Makalaurë. In The Etymologies it is interpreted as "Gold-cleaver".[11] A possible explanation for this translation is given in The Shibboleth of Feanor, where it is stated that the name might be a reference to his skill in harping, whose sound was golden.[12]

Genealogy

Names shown in italics are females.

Mahtan
 
Míriel
 
Finwë
 
Indis
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nerdanel
 
 
 
Fëanor
 
Findis
 
Fingolfin
 
Írimë
 
Finarfin
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Maedhros
 
MAGLOR
 
Celegorm
 
Caranthir
 
Curufin
 
Amrod
 
Amras
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Celebrimbor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


See also

External links

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Eldamar and the Princes of the Eldalië"
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Flight of the Noldor"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Return of the Noldor"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Beleriand and its Realms"
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin"
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Fifth Battle: Nirnaeth Arnoediad"
  7. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Beren and Lúthien"
  8. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Ruin of Doriath"
  9. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Voyage of Eärendil and the War of Wrath"
  10. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Shibboleth of Fëanor", "The names of the Sons of Fëanor", p. 352
  11. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", MAK-
  12. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Shibboleth of Fëanor", "The names of the Sons of Fëanor", p. 353