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Elulindo

Elulindo
Falmar
Biographical Information
LocationAlqualondë
LanguageTelerin
Family
ParentageOlwë
SiblingsEärwen
Unnamed brothers
Physical Description
GenderMale

Elulindo was a son of Elwë, Lord of the Teleri, in a genealogical table created by Tolkien probably in the early 1930s. The table has not been published but Christopher Tolkien mentioned the name in his comments on the genealogies of "The Quenta" period in the Appendix of The Lost Road.[1]

In the later versions of The Silmarillion the name of the father of Elulindo was changed from Elwë to Olwë. Olwë is told to have had many sons but none of them is known by name, nor their deeds have been recorded.[2]

[edit] Etymology

The name is composed of Elu and lindo 'singer', probably conceived as Telerin words at the time.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Appendix: I. The Genealogies", 403
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Eldamar and the Princes of the Eldalië".