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'''Olwë''' is king of the [[Telerin]] [[Calaquendi|Elves of Aman]], and younger brother of Elwë ([[Thingol]]), king of the [[Sindar]]. He may have had a second brother, [[Elmo]].
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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]].
  
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 [[Aman|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 [[Valar|Vala]] [[Ulmo]].
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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 [[Valar|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 High King of the [[Noldor]] in [[Valinor]], and thus their children, when these returned to Middle-earth, could claim kinship to Thingol. Besides Eärwen Olwë had several sons. [[Teleporno]], that is [[Celeborn]], may have been his son or grandson.
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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. [[Celeborn, Lord of Lórien|Celeborn]] may have been his son or grandson.
  
===The House of Olwë===
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== Genealogy ==
 
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  [[Melian]] = [[Thingol|Elwë (Thingol)]]       [[Olwë]]              [[Elmo]]<sup>1</sup>
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  [[Melian]] = [[Elwë]]             '''OLWË'''            [[Elmo]]
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     [[Lúthien Tinúviel|Lúthien]] = [[Beren Erchamion|Beren]]        ----------------- 
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     [[Luthien]]         |                |
            [[Dior Eluchíl|Dior]]        [[Eärwen]] = [[Finarfin]]  ''sons''
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                  [[Eärwen]] = [[Finarfin]]  ''sons''
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            [[Finrod Felagund|Finrod]]    [[Angrod]]<sup>2</sup>    [[Aegnor]]  [[Galadriel]]
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        [[Finrod Felagund|Finrod]]    [[Angrod]]     [[Aegnor]]  [[Galadriel]]
 
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1: Elmo may have been an ancestor of [[Celeborn, Lord of Lórien|Celeborn]] and [[Nimloth of Doriath|Nimloth]]<br>
 
2: Father of [[Orodreth of Nargothrond|Orodreth]]
 
  
 
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[[Category:Falmari]]

Revision as of 07:20, 17 June 2006

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.

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.

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 may have been his son or grandson.

Genealogy

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Melian = Elwë             OLWË             Elmo
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    Luthien          |                 |
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                  Eärwen = Finarfin   sons
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          _______________|______________ 
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       Finrod    Angrod     Aegnor   Galadriel