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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:

  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"