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''(See also [[Nimloth of Númenor|Nimloth]], the White Tree of Númenor)''
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'''Nimloth''' (died {{FA|507}}) was an elf-maid of [[Doriath]], the daughter of [[Galathil]].
  
'''Nimloth''' (died [[First Age]] 507) was an elf-maid of [[Doriath]], the daughter of [[Galathil]]<sup>1</sup>, and was of the royal line of the [[Doriath|Kingdom of Doriath]].
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In {{FA|497}} she wedded [[Dior]], King [[Thingol]]'s heir, and for a time lived with him by the [[Lanthir Lamath]] waterfall at the base of the [[Blue Mountains]]. There she gave birth to [[Elwing]], [[Eluréd]], and [[Elurín]]. In 504, after the murder of King Thingol, she returned to Doriath with her husband and became Queen of Doriath. Their reign was short-lived, however, as the [[Sons of Fëanor]] assaulted [[Menegroth]] and slew both her and Dior. This was the [[Sack of Doriath|Second Kinslaying]]. Her youngest children, Eluréd and Elurín, were left in the forest to die by the servants of [[Celegorm]]. Elwing, however, escaped to the [[Mouths of Sirion|Havens of Sirion]]. Years later she would wed [[Eärendil]] and together they would gain aid from [[Valinor]].
 
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In First Age 497 she wedded [[Dior Eluchíl|Dior]], King [[Thingol]]'s heir, and for a time lived with him by the [[Lanthir Lamath]] waterfall at the base of the [[Blue Mountains]]. There she gave birth to [[Elwing]], [[Eluréd]], and [[Elurín]]. In 504, after the murder of King Thingol, she returned to Doriath with her husband and became [[Queen of Doriath]]. Their reign was short-lived, however, as the [[Sons of Fëanor]] assaulted [[Menegroth]] and slew both her and Dior. This was the [[Second Kinslaying]]. Her youngest children, Eluréd and Elurín, where left in the forest to die by the servants of [[Celegorm]]. Elwing, however, escaped to the [[Havens of Sirion]]. Years later she would wed [[Eärendil the Mariner]] and together they would gain aid from [[Valinor]].
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== Genealogy ==
 
== Genealogy ==
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{{familytree | | | | MEL |y| ELU | | ELM | | |MEL=[[Melian]]|ELU=[[Thingol|Elu Thingol]]|ELM=[[Elmo]]}}
            [[Melian]] = [[Thingol]]       [[Elmo]]
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{{familytree | | | | | | |!| | | GAL | | CEL |GAL=[[Galadhon]]|CEL=[[Celeborn]]<ref>This origin for Celeborn was never finalized by [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] and should be considered suspect. See the ''[[Celeborn#Controversy|Celeborn]]'' for more details.</ref>|GLD=[[Galadriel]]}}
                    |           _____|_____
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{{familytree | | BER |y| LTH | | GLT | | | | |BER=[[Beren]]|LTH=[[Lúthien]]|GLT=[[Galathil]]<ref>Nimloth ancestry is difficult to reconcile with the established [[legendarium]]. She was definitely the daughter of [[Galathil]], but after that her parentage becomes uncertain. In ''[[Unfinished Tales]]'', Tolkien attempted to reconcile the ancestry of [[Celeborn]], Lord of [[Lothlórien|Lórien]], and the husband of [[Galadriel]]. One of his theories was that Celeborn was a descendant of [[Elmo]], younger brother of Thingol, and thus of the royal family of Doriath. This would also make him a kinsman of Nimloth. However, Tolkien never decided whether this ancestry would become definitive.</ref>}}
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                    |       [[Galadhon]]   [[Celeborn, Lord of Lórien|Celeborn]]<sup>2</sup> = [[Galadriel]]
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{{familytree | | | | DIO |~|y|~| NIM | | | | |DIO=[[Dior]]|NIM='''NIMLOTH'''}}
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{{familytree | EAR |y| ELW | | RED | | RIN | |EAR=[[Eärendil]]|ELW=[[Elwing]]|RED=[[Eluréd]]|RIN=[[Elurín]]}}
        [[Beren Erchamion|Beren]] = [[Lúthien]]   [[Galathil]]<sup>1</sup>
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{{familytree | RON | | ROS | | | | | | | | | |RON=[[Elrond]]|ROS=[[Elros]]}}
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            [[Dior Eluchíl]] = '''NIMLOTH'''
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  [[Eärendil the Mariner|Eärendil]] = [[Elwing]]  [[Eluréd]]  [[Elurín]]
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  [[Elrond]]   [[Elros]]
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== Notes ==
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# Nimloth ancestry is difficult to reconcile with the established [[legendarium]]. She was definitely the daughter of [[Galathil]], but after that her parentage becomes uncertain. In ''[[Unfinished Tales]]'', [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] attempted to reconcile the ancestry of [[Celeborn, Lord of Lórien|Celeborn]], Lord of [[Lórien in Middle-earth|Lórien]], and the husband of [[Galadriel]]. One of his theories was that Celeborn was a descendant of [[Elmo]], younger brother of Thingol, and thus of the royal family of Doriath. This would also make him a kinsman of Nimloth. However, Tolkien never decided whether this ancestry would become definitive.
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# This origin for [[Celeborn, Lord of Lórien]], was never finalized by [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] and should be considered suspect. See the [[Celeborn, Lord of Lórien|Celeborn]] entry for more details.
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[[Category:First Age characters]]
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[[fi:Nimloth (haltia)]]

Revision as of 20:21, 14 October 2012

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This article is about the wife of Dior Eluchíl. For the White Tree of Númenor, see Nimloth of Númenor.

Nimloth (died F.A. 507) was an elf-maid of Doriath, the daughter of Galathil.

In F.A. 497 she wedded Dior, King Thingol's heir, and for a time lived with him by the Lanthir Lamath waterfall at the base of the Blue Mountains. There she gave birth to Elwing, Eluréd, and Elurín. In 504, after the murder of King Thingol, she returned to Doriath with her husband and became Queen of Doriath. Their reign was short-lived, however, as the Sons of Fëanor assaulted Menegroth and slew both her and Dior. This was the Second Kinslaying. Her youngest children, Eluréd and Elurín, were left in the forest to die by the servants of Celegorm. Elwing, however, escaped to the Havens of Sirion. Years later she would wed Eärendil and together they would gain aid from Valinor.

Genealogy

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Melian
 
Elu Thingol
 
Elmo
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Galadhon
 
Celeborn[1]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Beren
 
Lúthien
 
Galathil[2]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dior
 
 
 
NIMLOTH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eärendil
 
Elwing
 
Eluréd
 
Elurín
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Elrond
 
Elros
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


References

  1. This origin for Celeborn was never finalized by Tolkien and should be considered suspect. See the Celeborn for more details.
  2. Nimloth ancestry is difficult to reconcile with the established legendarium. She was definitely the daughter of Galathil, but after that her parentage becomes uncertain. In Unfinished Tales, Tolkien attempted to reconcile the ancestry of Celeborn, Lord of Lórien, and the husband of Galadriel. One of his theories was that Celeborn was a descendant of Elmo, younger brother of Thingol, and thus of the royal family of Doriath. This would also make him a kinsman of Nimloth. However, Tolkien never decided whether this ancestry would become definitive.