Faniel

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Faniel
Noldo
"Faniel" by Tajmah
Biographical Information
LocationValinor
LanguageQuenya
Birthbetween Y.T. 1190 and Y.T. 1230
Family
HouseHouse of Finwë
ParentageFinwë and Indis
SiblingsFëanor (half-brother), Findis, Fingolfin, Finvain, and Finarfin
Physical Description
GenderFemale
GalleryImages of Faniel

Faniel was a Ñoldorin Elf that was the third daughter of Finwë and Indis in an apparently discarded concept of the legendarium.[1] She had two brothers, Fingolfin and Finarfin, two sisters, Findis and Finvain and a half-brother, Fëanor.[2]

History

Faniel was born during the Noontide of Valinor, probably in Tirion. She did not leave Valinor during the Flight of the Noldor,[3] remaining instead in Aman.

Etymology

Faniel was a Quenya name comprised of an unknown element and -iel ("daughter, feminine suffix").[4]

Genealogy

Míriel
d. Y.T. 1170
Finwë
d. Y.T. 1495
Indis
b. Y.T.
Fëanor
Y.T. 1169 - 1497
Findis
b. Y.T.
Fingolfin
Y.T. 1190 - F.A. 456
Finvain
b. Y.T.
FANIEL
b. between Y.T. 1190 and Y.T. 1230
Finarfin
b. Y.T. 1230

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "XI. The Shibboleth of Fëanor", p. 359
  2. The History of Middle-earth, Vol. X: Morgoth's Ring, Part Three: "The Later Quenta Silmarillion"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Morgoth's Ring, "Part Three. The Later Quenta Silmarillion", Of Finwë and Míriel; Note 10
  4. Paul Strack, "Q. Faniel f.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 26 August 2022)