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The Eglath ("The Forsaken") were the Teleri Elves (Eldar) of the Great March who decided to stay in Beleriand seeking their lost leader Elwë (Thingol). The main host of the Teleri followed Olwe on their way to Aman.[1]

The Eglath eventually became the Sindar with Thingol as their King.

[edit] Etymology

The name comes from Sindarin verb egla plus the plural ending -ath.


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Eldamar and the Princes of the Eldalië"
(Quendi · People of the Stars · Firstborn · Elder Kindred)
Three Kindreds:
(Eldar · Eldalië · Edhil)
 Vanyar (Fair-elves · Minyar) · Noldor (Deep-elves · Tatyar) · Teleri (Lindar · Nelyar)
(High-elves · Amanyar)
 Vanyar · Noldor · Falmari
Úmanyar:  Sindar (Grey-elves · Eglath) · Nandor (Green-elves · Silvan Elves)
 Moriquendi:  Úmanyar · Avari (Dark Elves · The Unwilling)
See Also:  Awakening of the Elves · Sundering of the Elves · Great Journey