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Younger Children of Ilúvatar

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The Younger Children of Ilúvatar were Men, who awoke many thousands of years after the Elder Children, the Elves.[1]

In Nargothrond the Elf Gwindor rebuked Finduilas for weeping, stating that it was not fit for the Elder Children of Ilúvatar to wed the Younger.[2]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Men"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Children of Húrin, "Túrin in Nargothrond", p. 167