Lenwë

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Lenwë
Nando
"Nandor" by Šárka Škorpíková
Biographical Information
PronunciationQ, pron. [ˈlɛnwɛ]
Other namesDenweg (N)[1]
Denwego[1]
PositionLeader of the Nandor[2]
Birthbetween Y.T. 1050 and 1115[3]
Rulefrom Y.T. 1115[3] to unknown date
Family
ChildrenDenethor[2]
Physical Description
GenderMale
GalleryImages of Lenwë

Lenwë was the first leader of the Nandor.[2]

History

When the Eldar had to leave Atyamar and cross the Great River Anduin,[4] seeing the Misty Mountains across their path to the west, some of them fell away from the Journey. Lenwë, belonging to the host of Olwë, led a part of the Teleri south, down the Vales of Anduin. Lenwë's people afterwards became known as the Nandor.[2]

Lenwë had a son, Denethor, who eventually crossed the Misty Mountains with a group of his father's people.[2]

Other names

The name Lenwë is the form in which he was remembered among the Noldor, though his original name was most likely Denwego (rendered in Nandorin as Denweg).[1]

Genealogy

LENWË
b. Y.T.
Denethor
d. Y.T. 1497

Other versions of the legendarium

In the earlier versions of the legendarium his name was Nano (or Dân as he was called by his own people).[3]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Four. Quendi and Eldar: C. The Clan-names, with notes on other names for divisions of the Eldar", Note 17, p. 412
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Coming of the Elves and the Captivity of Melkor"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Morgoth's Ring, "Part Two. The Annals of Aman": §62, p. 83
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Carl F. Hostetter (ed.), The Nature of Middle-earth, "Part One. Time and Ageing: VII. The March of the Quendi", pp. 50-51


Lenwë
Born: Between Y.T. 1050 and 1115
None
New position
Leader of the Nandor
Y.T. 1115 - unknown
Followed by:
Unknown