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[[File:The Return of the King (1980 film) - Minstrel of Gondor.png|thumb|250px|right|The minstrel of [[Gondor]] in [[The Return of the King (1980 film)|''The Return of the King'' (1980 film)]].]]
 
[[File:The Return of the King (1980 film) - Minstrel of Gondor.png|thumb|250px|right|The minstrel of [[Gondor]] in [[The Return of the King (1980 film)|''The Return of the King'' (1980 film)]].]]
'''Minstrels''' are those persons who had the ability to compose and sing songs. It can be imagined that they were all very intelligent,and some even impressive storytellers, as bards normally are. Daeron himself was the deviser of and alphabet, the cirth, which was used in Khuzdul among other things. Although many people sang, and a number created songs, only a few became widely famous for their musical compositions.  Four of these are known by name:  
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'''Minstrels''' are those persons who had the ability to compose and sing songs. Although many people sang, and a number created songs, only a few became widely famous for their musical compositions.  Four of these are known by name:  
  
 
# [[Daeron]] of the [[First Age]], who was the court minstrel of King [[Thingol]] of [[Doriath]].<ref>{{S|Sindar}}</ref>
 
# [[Daeron]] of the [[First Age]], who was the court minstrel of King [[Thingol]] of [[Doriath]].<ref>{{S|Sindar}}</ref>

Latest revision as of 06:20, 7 July 2014

Minstrels are those persons who had the ability to compose and sing songs. Although many people sang, and a number created songs, only a few became widely famous for their musical compositions. Four of these are known by name:

  1. Daeron of the First Age, who was the court minstrel of King Thingol of Doriath.[1]
  2. Gléowine of the late Third Age, was the court minstrel of King Théoden.[2]
  3. Glirhuin of the First Age, was a seer and harp-player who composed a song that predicted that the Stone of the Hapless would never be defiled or sink beneath the sea.[3]
  4. Maglor of the First Age, was the second of the Sons of Fëanor and was famed as a poet and bard.[4]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Sindar"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "Many Partings"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Ruin of Doriath"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Eldamar and the Princes of the Eldalië"