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Noldolantë

Noldolante by Jenny Dolfen

The Noldolantë, meaning "The Fall of the Noldor", was a lament composed by Maglor, a famed minstrel and the second son of Fëanor. The song told of events Maglor himself took part: Fëanor's rebellion against the Valar, the Kinslaying at Alqualondë, in which Fëanor led the first ever slaying of Elves by Elves, and the Exile of the Noldor in Middle-earth.[1][2]

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The Quenta Noldorinwa mentions "the song of the Flight of the Gnomes",[3] which Christopher Tolkien links with the abandoned poem "The Flight of the Noldoli from Valinor", wondering if his father had still intentions of continuing it or write another version.[4]

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References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Flight of the Noldor"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Morgoth's Ring, "The Annals of Aman": §150, p. 117
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Shaping of Middle-earth, "III. The Quenta: [Section] 5", p. 95
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Shaping of Middle-earth, "III. The Quenta: Commentary on the Quenta, [Section] 5", p. 170