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"a complete consistency [...] is not to be looked for, and could only be achieved, if at all, at heavy and needless cost." — Christopher Tolkien
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Nielthi was an Elf-maid of Melian who was mentioned in an earlier stage of Tolkien's legendarium, in the tale of The Nauglafring. She was fleeing from Thingol's (then named Tinwelint) realm due to an attack by the orcs and the dwarves. At the same time, she tried to encouraged by Melian (at this point named Gwendelin) by praising her magic that protected the realm.[1]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, "The Nauglafring", pp. 231-2