|"Angrod in gold" by Marya Filatova|
|Other names||Angaráto (Q, fn)|
Angamaitë (Q, an)
|Titles||Lord of Dorthonion|
|Language||Quenya and Sindarin|
|Birth||between Y.T. 1300 & 1362[note 1] |
|Rule||F.A. 7 - 455|
|Death||F.A. 455 (aged between 1726 & 2297[note 2])|
|House||House of Finarfin|
|Parentage||Finarfin & Eärwen|
|Siblings||Finrod, Aegnor and Galadriel|
|Gallery||Images of Angrod|
He was the elder brother of Aegnor and Galadriel, and the younger brother of Finrod Felagund. Together with Aegnor he held the highlands of Dorthonion against Morgoth. Angrod and Aegnor were both slain in the Dagor Bragollach ("Battle of Sudden Flame").
Angrod was married to Eldalótë who may have followed him to Middle-earth. They were the parents of Orodreth, who succeeded Finrod as King of Nargothrond, and the grandparents of Finduilas and Gil-galad.
Angrod was the first of the Noldorin Exiles to enter Doriath as a messenger from Finrod. Upon returning with a terse warning from Thingol, he was mocked by Caranthir for relaying what was perceived as an empty threat. Angrod was angered by this, having omitted negative details of their exile like the First Kinslaying.
Later while visiting Galadriel (who was living in Doriath at the time) with his brothers, Thingol accused them of deceiving him for hiding their misdeeds against his kin. Angrod spoke out in anger, pointing out the grievous wrongs they endured as well. This led directly to Thingol banning the use of Quenya throughout Beleriand.
Angrod's father-name was Angaráto, meaning "Iron Champion" in Quenya, from anga ("iron") + aráto ("champion"). The name Angrod is the Sindarinized form of Angaráto. It is probable that both he and Finrod received first the same name Aráto, and that this was later differentiated to Findaráto and the above. Because of his early strength of hands, Angrod's epessë was Angamaitë ("Iron-handed"), from anga + maitë. This would explain that ang- was used by his father as a differentiating prefix.
- See also: Angamaitë, a Corsair with the same name
Other versions of the legendarium
From the early writings till after the publication of the first edition of The Lord of the Rings, Orodreth is given as Angrod and Felagund's brother. This was retained in the published Silmarillion, but in later works, Angrod became the father of Orodreth and the grandfather of Gil-galad.
- J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Morgoth's Ring, "The Annals of Aman", p. 106 lists 1300 as the birth of Finrod (then named "Inglor") and 1362 as the birth of Galadriel
- Years of the Sun. Each Year of the Tree is equal to 9.582 Years of the Sun, and the Years of the Trees ended in the year 1500. So, 455 + 9.212 x 138 = 1726; 455 + 9.212 x 200 = 2297.
- J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Return of the Noldor"
- J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Beleriand and its Realms"
- J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin"
- J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "XI. The Shibboleth of Fëanor", "The names of Finwë's descendants", pp. 346-347
- J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "XI. The Shibboleth of Fëanor", "The parentage of Gil-galad", p. 350