Angrod

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Angrod
Tolkien's legendarium character
Aliases Angamaitë
Race Elf
Book(s) The Silmarillion

In J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth universe, Angrod (pronounced [ˈaŋɡrɔd]) was a son of Finarfin and lord of the Noldor.

Angrod was the elder brother of Galadriel and Aegnor, and the younger brother of Finrod Felagund. He joined the Exile of the Noldor to Middle-earth, where together with Aegnor he held the highlands of Dorthonion against Morgoth in the Dagor Aglareb. Aegnor and Angrod were both killed in the Dagor Bragollach.[1]

His wife was an Elven lady named Eldalótë ([ɛlʲdaˈloːtɛ], meaning 'Elven-flower'; Eðellos [ɛˈðɛlʲlɔθ] in Sindarin). His son was Orodreth, who escaped to Nargothrond when his father was slain. Angrod was thus the grandfather of Gil-galad, Orodreth's son.

His name was a Sindarized form of his Telerin Quenya name Angaráto [aŋɡaˈraːtɔ], which means "Iron-noble" or "iron champion". This is a reference to his hands of great strength and an early received epessë Angamaitë 'iron-handed'.[2]

The House of Finarfin[edit]

Finwë Indis Olwë
Fingolfin Finarfin Eärwen
Finrod Angrod Eldalótë Aegnor Galadriel Celeborn
Orodreth Elrond Celebrían
Gil-galad Finduilas

*Orodreth is sometimes described as a son of Finarfin.

Earlier versions of the legendarium[edit]

In the published The Silmarillion, Orodreth is given as Angrod's brother instead, following non-final versions of the story.[3] This was an editorial decision by Christopher Tolkien which he admitted as a mistake.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tolkien, J. R. R. (1977), Christopher Tolkien, ed., The Silmarillion, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, "Of the Ruin of Beleriand", ISBN 0-395-25730-1 
  2. ^ "Angrod". The Encyclopedia of Arda. Mark Fisher. 5 January 2009. 
  3. ^ "Orodreth". The Encyclopedia of Arda. Mark Fisher. 10 January 2008.