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Ulfast

Ulfast
Man
Helena Stepanova - Ulfang with sons seeking audience with Caranthir.jpg
"Ulfang with sons seeking audience with Caranthir" by Helena Stepanova
Biographical Information
LocationAround the March of Maedhros
AffiliationMorgoth
BirthFirst Age
DeathF.A. 472
Nirnaeth Arnoediad
Family
ParentageUlfang
SiblingsUldor and Ulwarth
Physical Description
GenderMale
GalleryImages of Ulfast

Ulfast was one of Ulfang the Black's sons.

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[edit] History

After entering Beleriand at Morgoth's bidding, Ulfang and his sons joined the service of Caranthir.[1] Their purpose was to eventually betray the Elves, which they did in the Nirnaeth Arnoediad. They turned against their allies, attacking them in the rear. Ulfast was slain by the sons of Bór, who had stayed loyal to the sons of Fëanor.[2]

[edit] Genealogy

 
 
 
 
Ulfang
b. F.A.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Uldor
d. F.A. 472
 
ULFAST
d. F.A. 472
 
Ulwarth
d. F.A. 472
 


[edit] Etymology

Ulfast was probably not his true name, as it seems to be Sindarin for "Ugly Shaggy Hair": ul- ("ugly") and fast ("shaggy hair").[3]

[edit] Other versions of the legendarium

In the appendix of The Lost Road it states that Ulfast was born in the year 128.[4]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Fifth Battle: Nirnaeth Arnoediad"
  3. Paul Strack, "S. Ulfast m.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 21 December 2019)
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Appendix: I. The Genealogies"