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Sons of Fëanor

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The Sons of Fëanor were the seven Noldorin Elves Maedhros, Maglor, Celegorm, Caranthir, Curufin, Amrod and Amras. They took the Oath of Fëanor with their father, and pursued it after his death in the Dagor-nuin-Giliath. They held lands in East Beleriand, with Maedhros and Maglor holding the immediate passes south of Lothlann, and the other brothers ruling lands behind their guard to the south. Their Sindarin names are the ones usually given.


[edit] History

Fëanor's sons were in general allied with the other Elves of Beleriand against the power of Morgoth. After the recovery of one of the Great Jewels by Beren and Lúthien, however, the Oath of their father came into action, and they fell upon the other Elves in hope of retrieving the Silmaril. They attacked Dior in Doriath, and the Exiles of Gondolin at the Mouths of Sirion, but neither of these forays gained them the Jewel; it was borne into the West by Eärendil.

At the time of the War of Wrath, only two of the seven sons remained, Maedhros and Maglor. They stole the last two Silmarils from the camp of Eönwë, but their evil deeds in recovering them meant that the hallowed Jewels rejected their claimants. Maedhros in anguish threw himself into a fiery fissure, and Maglor in despair cast his Jewel into the Great Sea.

[edit] The Sons

Feanor and his family by Lída Holubová
  1. Maedhros the Tall - his father-name was Nelyafinwë ("Finwë the Third") and his mother-name was Maitimo ("Well-shaped One"). He gave up the High Kingship because of his rescue by Fingon son of Fingolfin.
  2. Maglor the Minstrel - his father-name was Kanafinwë ("Strong-voiced Finwë") and his mother-name was Makalaurë ("Forging Gold" meant in the poetic sense).
  3. Celegorm the Fair - his father-name was Turcafinwë ("Strong Bodied Finwë") and his mother-name was Tyelcormo ("Hasty-Riser").
  4. Caranthir the Dark - his father-name was Morifinwë ("Dark[-haired] Finwë") because of his dark hair, and his mother name was Carnistir ("Red-faced") because of his ruddy complexion.
  5. Curufin the Crafty - his father-name was Curufinwë ("Skillful Finwë"), the same name as Fëanor. His mother-name was Atarinkë ("Little Father"). He was the father of Celebrimbor, maker of the Rings of Power.
  6. Amrod - his father-name was Pityafinwë ("Little Finwë") and his mother name was Ambarussa ("Top-russet").
  7. Amras - his father-name was Telufinwë ("Last Finwë") and though his mother-name was originally Ambarussa, his father insisted on naming him seperately. His mother gave him the name Umbarto ("The Fated"), but Fëanor changed it to Ambarto ("Upwards-exalted"), disturbed with the ominous name.

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