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Nimloth (elf of Doriath)

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This article is about the wife of Dior Eluchíl. For the White Tree of Númenor, see Nimloth of Númenor.
Nimloth
Sinda
Rebecca M. Beit-Aharon - Dior and Nimloth.jpg
"Dior and Nimloth" by Rebecca M. Beit-Aharon
Biographical Information
TitlesQueen of Doriath
LocationOssiriand
Doriath
LanguageSindarin
Birthunknown
RuleF.A. 502 - 506
DeathF.A. 506
Menegroth during the Second Kinslaying
Family
ParentageGalathil
SpouseDior
ChildrenEluréd, Elurín, Elwing
Physical Description
GenderFemale
GalleryImages of Nimloth

Nimloth was an elf-maid of Doriath, the daughter of Galathil.[1][2]

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[edit] History

In F.A. 497,[2] she wedded Dior, King Thingol's heir, and for a time lived with him by the Lanthir Lamath waterfall at the base of the Blue Mountains. There she gave birth to Elwing, Eluréd, and Elurín. In F.A. 504,[3] after the murder of King Thingol, she returned to Doriath with her husband and became Queen of Doriath. Their reign was short-lived, however, as at Yule of F.A. 506[3] the Sons of Fëanor assaulted Menegroth and slew both her and Dior. This was the Second Kinslaying. Her youngest children, Eluréd and Elurín, were left in the forest to die by the servants of Celegorm. Elwing, however, escaped to the Havens of Sirion.[4]


[edit] Etymology

See: Nimloth (tree)#Etymology

Nimloth is the same name as the name of the White Tree of Númenor,[5] which means "White Blossom".[6]

[edit] Genealogy

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Melian
 
Elu Thingol
 
Elmo
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Galadhon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Beren
 
Lúthien
 
Galathil
 
Celeborn
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dior
 
 
 
NIMLOTH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eärendil
 
Elwing
 
Eluréd
 
Elurín
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Elrond
 
Elros
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


[edit] Other verions of the legendarium

On the other side of a table with the descendents of Elwë (Thingol), Nimloth is the daughter of Galadhon and the 'sister of Celeborn'. It looks as if the second thought of J.R.R. Tolkien was that Nimloth was the daughter of Galathil and the niece of Celeborn.[2] Tolkien's later writings offer an alternate ancestry for Celeborn.[7]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The History of Galadriel and Celeborn", last paragraph before the section Concerning Galadriel and Celeborn, p. 233
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Three. The Wanderings of Húrin and Other Writings not forming part of the Quenta Silmarillion: V. The Tale of Years", stage 'D', p. 257
  3. 3.0 3.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Three. The Wanderings of Húrin and Other Writings not forming part of the Quenta Silmarillion: V. The Tale of Years", stage 'D', manuscript 'D 2'
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Ruin of Doriath"
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The History of Galadriel and Celeborn", "Appendix E: The Names of Celeborn and Galadriel", fourth paragraph, p. 266
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, Index, entry Nimloth (1)
  7. see Celeborn.