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Olwë

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Olwë in Beleriand
Olwë
Falmar/Falas elf
Biographical Information
TitlesKing of the Teleri/Alqualondë
BirthFirstborn at Cuiviénen[source?]
DeathDid not die
Family
SpouseUnknown
ChildrenEärwen, possibly Celeborn
Physical Description
GenderMale
Hair colorSilver[source?]

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

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