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Fíriel (woman of Númenor)

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Fíriel
Númenórean
Biographical Information
LocationNúmenor
Family
ParentageOrontor
Physical Description
GenderFemale

Fíriel was, at one stage in the writing of the Númenor myth, a Númenórean maiden, daughter of Orontor, of the household of Elendil. She was remembered for singing a sad song in Quenya for Elendil and Herendil, beginning with "Ilu Ilúvatar en káre" ("The Father made the World").[1][2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part One: III. The Lost Road, (ii) The Númenórean chapters", pp. 62-3
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Addenda and Corrigenda to the Etymologies — Part One" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter and Patrick H. Wynne), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 45, November 2003, p. 12