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Ellu

Ellu
Solosimpë
Biographical Information
Other namesMelemno
LocationAlqaluntë
Physical Description
GenderMale

Ellu Melemno was the name of an Elf who, after the loss of Tinwelint, was chosen as the leader of the Solosimpi.[1]

He was a precursor of Olwë.[2]

Tolkien also considered the name Ellu for Thingol.[3]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, "V. The Coming of the Elves and the Making of Kôr", p. 132
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, "V. The Coming of the Elves and the Making of Kôr": "Notes and Commentary"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, "I. The Tale of Tinúviel": "Notes and Commentary"