Bruithwir

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Bruithwir
Gnome
Biographical Information
Other namesFelëor (G)
LocationValinor (Sirnúmen)
Family
ParentageMaidros
ChildrenFëanor
Physical Description
GenderMale

Bruithwir was the father of Fëanor, according to the early version of the legendarium in The Book of Lost Tales.[1]

Fëanor's father in the later version of the legendarium, Finwë, was already in existence but was unrelated to Fëanor.[2]

History[edit]

On the last day of the feast of Double Mirth, Melko went to Sirnúmen, where many of the Gnomes lived at that time, and killed those guarding the treasures; then he proceeded to kill Bruithwir and seized their most glorious jewels, including the Silmarils.[1]

His tomb was known as the Mound of the First Sorrow, which was so named because of all the sorrow that Bruithwir's death caused afterwards.[3]

Etymology[edit]

The name Bruithwir is clearly Gnomish, but its meaning is unclear. He was also called Bruithwir go-Maidros ("Bruithwir son of Maidros"), with go- being a Gnomish prefix, meaning "son of".[4]

An earlier name for the character was Maron.[4]

In a slightly later text, there appears the name Felëor (changed from Felegron), as an additional name of Bruithwir.[5]

Genealogy[edit]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Maidros
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BRUITHWIR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fëanor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Maidros
 
Maglor
 
Celegorm
 
Cranthor
 
Curufin
 
Damrod
 
Díriel

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