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Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth

Translation: The Debate of Finrod and Andreth

A discussion between two characters, an Elven king Finrod Felagund and Andreth, a mortal woman, about the metaphysical differences between Elves and Men, found in Morgoth's Ring from The History of Middle-earth.


  • An Introductory text
  • The Debate

Sub Sections

  • Notes - by Christopher Tolkien
  • Commentary - by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Author's Notes on the "Commentary"
  • Tale of Adanel - a tale related to the main essay
  • Glossary of Names
  • Some additional comments by Christopher Tolkien
  • Notes - by Christopher Tolkien
  • Appendix - "'The Converse of Manwe and Eru' and later conceptions of Elvish reincarnation; with comments by Christopher Tolkien