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Biographical Information
DeathF.A. 465
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Edrahil was an Elf of Nargothrond.

History[edit | edit source]

Edrahil was the chief of the ten Elves who remained loyal to Finrod Felagund at the time he set out with Beren on the Quest for the Silmaril. He was the one who lifted Finrod's cast-down crown and asked that it be given to a steward until the king returned. Later he died in the dungeons of Tol-in-Gaurhoth, devoured by a werewolf, alongside his companions.[1][2]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The name Edrahil is a Sindarin name of unclear meaning.[3]

According to an earlier version of the legendarium, the character's name was Enedrion,[4] a Noldorin name of an equally obscure meaning.[3]

External links[edit | edit source]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Beren and Lúthien"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "The Grey Annals": §465, paragraphs 193 and 198, pp. 65-6
  3. 3.0 3.1 Paul Strack, "S. Edrahil m.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 7 July 2023)
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Two: Valinor and Middle-earth before The Lord of the Rings, VI. Quenta Silmarillion", Of Beren and Tinúviel, entry Edrahil, p. 300