|Tolkien's legendarium character|
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.
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'.
The House of Finarfin
*Orodreth is sometimes described as a son of Finarfin.
Earlier versions of the legendarium
In the published The Silmarillion, Orodreth is given as Angrod's brother instead, following non-final versions of the story. This was an editorial decision by Christopher Tolkien which he admitted as a mistake.
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