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'''Olwë''' was king of the [[Teleri]] in [[Aman]], also known as the [[Falmari]]. He was younger brother of [[Elwë]], King of the [[Sindar]]. He may have had a second brother, [[Elmo]].
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'''Olwë''' ([[Quenya|Q]], pron. {{IPA|[ˈolwe]}}) was king of the [[Teleri]] in [[Aman]], also known as the [[Falmari]]. He was younger brother of [[Elwë]], King of the [[Sindar]]. He may have had a second brother, [[Elmo]].  
  
Elwë and Olwë were both lords of the third clan of the Elves, the later Teleri, and together they lead their people from [[Cuiviénen]] to the [[West]]. However, during a long wait in [[Beleriand]] Elwë disappeared. After years of searching, Olwë grew impatient, and led the greater part of the Teleri to [[Valinor]], on the insistence of the [[Vala]] [[Ulmo]].
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==History==
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Elwë and Olwë were both lords of the third clan of the Elves, the later Teleri,<ref>{{S|Captivity}}</ref> and together they lead their people from [[Cuiviénen]] to the [[Aman|West]]:
  
Olwë became Lord of the island of [[Tol Eressëa]], where the Teleri built a great number of cities, and grew in number. When they finally came to [[Eldamar]] some centuries later, Olwë became king of [[Alqualondë]]. His daughter [[Eärwen]] married [[Finarfin]] son of [[Finwë]] and later King of the [[Noldor]] in [[Valinor]]. Besides Eärwen, Olwë had several sons. [[Celeborn (Lord of Lórien)|Celeborn]] may have been his son or grandson.
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{{quote|Two lords they had, for their numbers were very great: Elwë [[Singollo]], which signifies [[Greymantle]], and Olwë his brother. The hair of Olwë was long and white, and his eyes were blue; but the hair of Elwë was grey as silver, and his eyes were as stars; he was the tallest of all the Elven-folk.|"[[Of the Coming of the Elves and the Captivity of Melkor]]"<ref name="Coming">{{MR|P3I3}}, p. 163</ref>}}
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However, during a long wait in [[Beleriand]] Elwë disappeared.<ref>{{S|Thingol}}</ref> After years of searching, Olwë grew impatient, and led the greater part of the Teleri to [[Valinor]], on the insistence of the [[Valar|Vala]] [[Ulmo]].
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Olwë became Lord of the island of [[Tol Eressëa]], where the Teleri built a great number of cities, and grew in number. When they finally came to [[Eldamar]] some centuries later, Olwë became king of [[Alqualondë]]. His daughter [[Eärwen]] married [[Finarfin]] son of [[Finwë]] and later King of the [[Noldor]] in [[Valinor]]. Besides Eärwen, Olwë had several sons.<ref>{{S|Princes}}</ref>
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When [[Fëanor]] revolted against the Valar he attempted to persuade the Teleri to join him in order to obtain their ships.  They were unmoved, wanting no other realm than Eldamar and no other lord than Olwë.  Fëanor reproached Olwë and his people as "fainthearted loiterers" and reminded them that the Noldor had aided them when they finally arrived.  Olwë rebuked Fëanor's folly and refused to give him any ships of the Teleri, which they valued as the Noldor did gems.  Fëanor withdrew but then led his forces to Alqualondë to take the ships by force.  As the Noldor rowed the stolen vessels northward, Olwë called for [[Ossë]] to stop them but it was not permitted by the Valar.<ref>{{S|Flight}}</ref>
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==Other names==
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In one manuscript, the [[Telerin]] form of ''Olwë'' is said to be '''''Olue'''''.<ref name=Quendi>{{WJ|Quendi}} p. 369</ref> In another manuscript the Telerin form is similar to the Quenya form: ''Olwë''.<ref name=Shibboleth>{{PM|Shibboleth}} p. 357</ref>
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The Falmari called him sometimes '''''Volwë'''''.<ref name=Shibboleth/>
  
 
== Genealogy ==
 
== Genealogy ==
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Revision as of 21:26, 16 March 2013

Olwë in Beleriand
Olwë
Falmar/Falas elf
Biographical Information
Other namesVolwë
TitlesKing of the Teleri/Alqualondë
BirthCuiviénen (possibly firstborn)
DeathDid not die
Family
SpouseUnknown
ChildrenEärwen, sons
Physical Description
GenderMale
Hair colorWhite
Eye colorBlue

Olwë (Q, pron. [ˈolwe]) was king of the Teleri in Aman, also known as the Falmari. He was younger brother of Elwë, King of the Sindar. He may have had a second brother, Elmo.

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History

Elwë and Olwë were both lords of the third clan of the Elves, the later Teleri,[1] and together they lead their people from Cuiviénen to the West:

"Two lords they had, for their numbers were very great: Elwë Singollo, which signifies Greymantle, and Olwë his brother. The hair of Olwë was long and white, and his eyes were blue; but the hair of Elwë was grey as silver, and his eyes were as stars; he was the tallest of all the Elven-folk."
― "Of the Coming of the Elves and the Captivity of Melkor"[2]

However, during a long wait in Beleriand Elwë disappeared.[3] After years of searching, Olwë grew impatient, and led the greater part of the Teleri to Valinor, on the insistence of the Vala Ulmo.

Olwë became Lord of the island of Tol Eressëa, where the Teleri built a great number of cities, and grew in number. When they finally came to Eldamar some centuries later, Olwë became king of Alqualondë. His daughter Eärwen married Finarfin son of Finwë and later King of the Noldor in Valinor. Besides Eärwen, Olwë had several sons.[4]

When Fëanor revolted against the Valar he attempted to persuade the Teleri to join him in order to obtain their ships. They were unmoved, wanting no other realm than Eldamar and no other lord than Olwë. Fëanor reproached Olwë and his people as "fainthearted loiterers" and reminded them that the Noldor had aided them when they finally arrived. Olwë rebuked Fëanor's folly and refused to give him any ships of the Teleri, which they valued as the Noldor did gems. Fëanor withdrew but then led his forces to Alqualondë to take the ships by force. As the Noldor rowed the stolen vessels northward, Olwë called for Ossë to stop them but it was not permitted by the Valar.[5]

Other names

In one manuscript, the Telerin form of Olwë is said to be Olue.[6] In another manuscript the Telerin form is similar to the Quenya form: Olwë.[7]

The Falmari called him sometimes Volwë.[7]

Genealogy

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Melian
 
Elwë
 
OLWË
 
Elmo
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lúthien
 
Eärwen
 
Finarfin
 
sons
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Finrod
 
Angrod
 
Aegnor
 
Galadriel
 
 


Preceded by:
none
Lord of the Falmari Followed by:
incumbent

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Coming of the Elves and the Captivity of Melkor"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Morgoth's Ring, "Part Three. The Later Quenta Silmarillion: (I) The First Phase: 3. Of the Coming of the Elves", p. 163
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Thingol and Melian"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Eldamar and the Princes of the Eldalië"
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Flight of the Noldor"
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Four. Quendi and Eldar" p. 369
  7. 7.0 7.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Shibboleth of Fëanor" p. 357