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Solosimpi

In the early versions of Tolkien's legendarium (see: The Book of Lost Tales Part One), the Falmari were known as Solosimpi ("Pipers of the Shores"), while the name Teleri was given to the clan of Elves known as the Vanyar.

Their leader was Tinwelint but after he was lost, they chose Ellu Melemno.[1]

The Solosimpi dwelt in Kopas Alqaluntë but many were slaughtered by the Gnomes under Fëanor.[2]

Their preferred weapon was the bow and arrow, in contrast to the spears of the Teleri and the swords of the Gnomes.[3]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, "The Coming of the Elves and the Making of Kôr", p. 132
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, "The Hiding of Valinor", p. 234
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Two: Valinor and Middle-earth before The Lord of the Rings, VI. Quenta Silmarillion", p. 215 footnote to §29