Gelmir (son of Guilin)

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Gelmir
Noldo
"Gwindor, Finduilas and Gelmir" by Juliana Pinho
Biographical Information
LocationNargothrond
DeathF.A. 472
Barad Eithel
Family
ParentageGuilin
SiblingsGwindor
Physical Description
GenderMale
GalleryImages of Gelmir

Gelmir, son of Guilin and brother of Gwindor, was a noble Elf of Nargothrond. He was captured by Morgoth in the Dagor Bragollach, and as a captive was tortured and blinded.

Years later, he was taken to the fortress of Barad Eithel, where he was maimed and executed before the elven host. It was this sight that made Gwindor charge, beginning the great battle of the Nirnaeth Arnoediad.[1]

Etymology

The name is Sindarin, but of unclear meaning. It could be a combination of gell ("joy") and mîr ("jewel").[2]

Genealogy

 
 
Guilin
b. F.A.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gwindor
d. F.A. 495
 
GELMIR
d. F.A. 472
 


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