Elulindo

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Elulindo
Teler
Biographical Information
LocationValinor
LanguagePresumably Telerin
Family
ParentageElwë
Physical Description
GenderMale

Elulindo was the son of Elwë, Lord of the Teleri, according to the early version of the legendarium from a genealogical table created by Tolkien in the early 1930s.

The table has not been published but Christopher Tolkien mentioned the name in his comments on the genealogies of the Quenta Noldorinwa period in the Appendix to The Lost Road and Other Writings.[1]

In the later versions of The Silmarillion the name of the father of Elulindo was changed from Elwë to Olwë. Olwë is told to have had many sons but none of them are known by name, nor have their deeds been recorded.[2]

Etymology[edit]

Elulindo was probably conceived as a Telerin name at the time, comprised of the elements Elu and lindo ("singer, singing bird").[3][4][5]

Genealogy[edit]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Elwë
 
Thingol
 
Melian
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ELULINDO
 
 
 
Lúthien
 
Beren
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dior
 
 

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