From Tolkien Gateway

The title Wise-woman was applied to women of the Edain in the First Age who had great knowledge of the history and lore of their people. Some married, while others remained unwed, they were greatly esteemed among Men. All of them passed their knowledge on to a chosen successor, as was usual among the Wise of the Edain.[1]

Two Wise-women are known by name: Adanel and Andreth.


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Morgoth's Ring, "Part Four. Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth: [Introductory text in the typescript version]", p. 305