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'''Mahtan''' ([[Quenya|Q]], pron. {{IPA|[ˈmaxtan]}}) was a [[Noldor|Noldorin]] [[Elf]] and the father of [[Nerdanel]], the wife of [[Fëanor]].
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}}'''Mahtan''' ([[Quenya|Q]], pron. {{IPA|[ˈmaxtan]}}) was a [[Noldor|Noldorin]] [[Elves|Elf]] and the father of [[Nerdanel]], the wife of [[Fëanor]].<ref name="Feanor">{{S|Feanor}}</ref>
  
A skilled smith in [[Valinor]], Mahtan learned the arts of metal and stone work under the [[Valar|Vala]] [[Aulë]], and for this Mahtan was also called '''''[[Aulendur]]''''' ("Servant of Aulë"). He wore a copper circlet around his head and was known for his fondness for the metal. Thus he was called [[Urundil]] - 'copper-lover'. Mahtan in turn taught Fëanor, the greatest of all Elven craftsmen, who—to Mahtan's regret—used this knowledge to forge the first weapons and armour in Valinor.
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A skilled smith in [[Valinor]], Mahtan learned the arts of metal and stone work under the [[Valar|Vala]] [[Aulë]], and for this Mahtan was also called '''''[[Aulendur]]''''' ("Servant of Aulë"). He wore a [[copper]] circlet around his head and was known for his fondness for the metal. Thus he was called [[Urundil]] - 'copper-lover'.<ref name="Name">{{PM|Shibboleth}}, note 61</ref> Mahtan in turn taught Fëanor,<ref name="Feanor"/> the greatest of all Elven craftsmen, who—to Mahtan's regret—used this knowledge to forge the first weapons and armour in Valinor.<ref>{{S|Unrest}}</ref>
  
Mahtan had a beard, which was unusual for an Elf, especially one as young as he. Elves could only grow beards from the "third cycle" of their lives, while Mahtan was an exception in being only early in his second. It is unclear what these "cycles" actually refer to.
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Mahtan had a beard, which was unusual for an Elf, especially one as young as he. Elves could only grow beards from the third [[Elven life cycle|cycle of their lives]], while Mahtan was an exception in being only early in his second.<ref>{{VT|41b}}, p. 9</ref>
 
   
 
   
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
Mahtan's name seems to come from a root [[MAK]], meaning "to handle", with special reference to the arts and skills of making, plus the active ending ''[[-tan]]''. The name must have a connotation like "Wright, Smith, Maker"
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The name '''Mahtan''' seems to come from the [[Quenya]] ''mahta-'' ("to handle"), a reference to the arts and skills of making. His devotion to Aulë had earned him the name '''Aulendur''' ("Servant of Aulë")<ref name="Name"/> from ''[[-ndur]]'' ("to serve"). The earlier form of this name was Aulendil, which was later used by [[Sauron]] during his treachery to [[Númenor]]. His other name '''Urundil''' means "Copper-lover"<ref name="Name"/> from ''urun'' ("copper") and ''[[-ndil]]'' ("lover, friend").<ref>{{S|Elements}}</ref> His other [[epessë]] '''Rusco''' means "Fox", a reference to his red-brown hair.<ref name=Sons>{{PM|Feanor}}</ref>{{rp|353}}
  
 
==Genealogy==
 
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==See Also==
 
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* [[:Category:Images of Mahtan|Images of Mahtan]]
 
* [[:Category:Images of Mahtan|Images of Mahtan]]
  
==References==
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* ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', [[Of Fëanor and the Unchaining of Melkor]]
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* ''[[The Peoples of Middle-earth]]'', [[The Shibboleth of Feanor]]
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* ''[[Vinyar Tengwar]]'' #41 (p. 9)
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Latest revision as of 21:13, 27 February 2018

Mahtan
Noldo
Karolina Węgrzyn - Mahtan-face-study.jpg
"Mahtan (face study)" by Karolina Węgrzyn
Biographical Information
Other namesAulendur (Q, epessë),
Urundil (Q, epessë),
Rusco (Q, epessë)
LocationValinor
LanguageQuenya
Family
ChildrenNerdanel
Physical Description
GenderMale
Hair colorRed brown
ClothingCopper circlet
GalleryImages of Mahtan
Mahtan (Q, pron. [ˈmaxtan]) was a Noldorin Elf and the father of Nerdanel, the wife of Fëanor.[1]

A skilled smith in Valinor, Mahtan learned the arts of metal and stone work under the Vala Aulë, and for this Mahtan was also called Aulendur ("Servant of Aulë"). He wore a copper circlet around his head and was known for his fondness for the metal. Thus he was called Urundil - 'copper-lover'.[2] Mahtan in turn taught Fëanor,[1] the greatest of all Elven craftsmen, who—to Mahtan's regret—used this knowledge to forge the first weapons and armour in Valinor.[3]

Mahtan had a beard, which was unusual for an Elf, especially one as young as he. Elves could only grow beards from the third cycle of their lives, while Mahtan was an exception in being only early in his second.[4]

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[edit] Etymology

The name Mahtan seems to come from the Quenya mahta- ("to handle"), a reference to the arts and skills of making. His devotion to Aulë had earned him the name Aulendur ("Servant of Aulë")[2] from -ndur ("to serve"). The earlier form of this name was Aulendil, which was later used by Sauron during his treachery to Númenor. His other name Urundil means "Copper-lover"[2] from urun ("copper") and -ndil ("lover, friend").[5] His other epessë Rusco means "Fox", a reference to his red-brown hair.[6]:353

[edit] Genealogy

MAHTAN
b. Y.T.
 
Míriel
d. Y.T. 1170
 
Finwë
d. Y.T. 1495
 
Indis
b. Y.T.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nerdanel
b. Y.T.
 
 
 
Fëanor
Y.T. 1169 - 1497
 
Findis
b. Y.T.
 
Fingolfin
Y.T. 1190 - F.A. 456
 
Írimë
b. Y.T.
 
Finarfin
b. Y.T. 1230
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Maedhros
d. F.A. 587
 
Maglor
b. Y.T.
 
Celegorm
d. F.A. 506
 
Caranthir
d. F.A. 506
 
Curufin
d. F.A. 506
 
Amrod
d. F.A. 538
 
Amras
d. F.A. 538
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Celebrimbor
d. S.A. 1697
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

[edit] See Also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Fëanor and the Unchaining of Melkor"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Shibboleth of Fëanor", note 61
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Silmarils and the Unrest of the Noldor"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, "From The Shibboleth of Fëanor" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 41, July 2000, p. 9
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names"
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Shibboleth of Fëanor", "The names of the Sons of Fëanor"