Guilin

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Guilin
Noldo
Biographical Information
LocationNargothrond
Birth Valinor
Family
ChildrenGwindor & Gelmir
Physical Description
GenderMale

Guilin was an Elf, probably Noldo, of Nargothrond. He was the father of two sons, Gwindor and Gelmir.

History[edit]

He was an Elf of Valinor who lived in Nargothrond during the late First Age. After Gwindor his son and Túrin returned to Nargothrond, the folk of that city held a great feast to commemorate Gwindor's return. During that feast he haled Túrin with a cup made in Valinor during the days of the glory of the Noldor. Afterwards he accepted them both into his own home.[1]

His sons played a great role on the history of the Elves in the late First Age. It was Gwindor's desperation over the torture of his brother that triggered the Nirnaeth Arnoediad,[2] and long after that dreadful battle he led Túrin back to Nargothrond, starting a chain of events that would lead to its destruction.[3]

Genealogy[edit]

 
 
GUILIN
b. F.A.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gwindor
d. F.A. 495
 
Gelmir
d. F.A. 472
 


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