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{{disambig-two|the [[Noldor|Noldo]] of the [[First Age]]|film character also called "Aegnor"|[[Figwit]]}}
 
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| name=Aegnor
 
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| image=[[File:Marya Filatova - Aikanaro sketch.jpg|250px]]
| caption="Aegnor" by [[:Category:Images by Elena Kukanova|Elena Kukanova]]
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| caption="Aikanaro sketch" by [[Marya Filatova]]
 
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| othernames='''[[Ambaráto]]''' ([[Telerin|T]], [[Father-name|fn]]), '''[[Aikanáro|Aicanáro]]''' ([[Quenya|Q]], [[Amilessë|mn]])
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| othernames=''[[Ambaráto]]'' ([[Quenya|Q]], [[Father-name|fn]]), ''[[Aikanáro]]'' ([[Quenya|Q]], [[Amilessë|mn]])
 
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| location=[[Tirion]]</br>[[Dorthonion]]
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| location=[[Tirion]], [[Dorthonion]]
 
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| language=[[Quenya]]</br>[[Telerin]]</br>[[Sindarin]]
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| language=[[Quenya]] and [[Sindarin]]
 
| birth=between {{YT|1300}} and {{YT|1362}}<ref group="note">{{MR|P2l}}, p. 106 lists 1300 as the birth of Finrod (then named "[[Inglor Felagund|Inglor]]") and 1362 as the birth of Galadriel.</ref>
 
| birth=between {{YT|1300}} and {{YT|1362}}<ref group="note">{{MR|P2l}}, p. 106 lists 1300 as the birth of Finrod (then named "[[Inglor Felagund|Inglor]]") and 1362 as the birth of Galadriel.</ref>
 
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| death={{FA|455}}, [[Dagor Bragollach]]
 
| deathlocation=[[Dorthonion]]
 
| deathlocation=[[Dorthonion]]
| age=between c. 20,327 and c. 29,255 years
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| age=between 1,777 & 2,371<ref group="note">Years of the Sun. Each Year of the Tree is equal to 9.582 Years of the Sun, and the Years of the Trees ended in the year 1500. So, 455 + 9.582 x 138 = 1,777; 455 + 9.582 x 200 = 2,371.</ref>
 
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| house=[[House of Finarfin]]
 
| house=[[House of Finarfin]]
| parentage=[[Finarfin]] (father)</br>[[Eärwen]] (mother)
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| parentage=[[Finarfin]] & [[Eärwen]]
| siblings=[[Finrod]] (brother)</br>[[Angrod]] (brother)</br>[[Galadriel]] (sister)
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| siblings=[[Finrod]], [[Angrod]] and [[Galadriel]]
| spouse=[[Andreth]] (lover; never married)
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| spouse=Loved [[Andreth]]; never married
 
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<center>{{quote|‘I will tell him,’ said Finrod. ‘But I might as well tell thee not to weep. He is a warrior, Andreth, and a spirit of wrath. In every stroke that he deals he sees the Enemy who long ago did thee this hurt. But [[Men|you]] are not for Arda. Whither you go may you find light. Await us there, my brother - and me.’|''[[Morgoth's Ring]]'', [[Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth]]}}</center>
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'''Aegnor''' ([[Sindarin|S]], pron. {{IPA|[ˈa͡ɛɡnor]}}) was a son of [[Finarfin]] and a lord of the [[Noldor]]. He was terrible in battle, seemingly having a fire in his eyes<ref>{{PM|Shibboleth}}</ref>, and his golden hair was stiff and straight. Even at a young age this was noticeable, though he was also known to be a very generous and noble spirit.  
 
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'''Aegnor''' ([[Sindarin|S]], pron. {{IPA|[ˈa͡ɛɡnor]}}) was a son of [[Finarfin]] and a lord of the [[Noldor]]. He was terrible in battle, seemingly having a fire in his eyes, and his golden hair was stiff and straight. Even at a young age this was noticeable, though he was also known to be a very generous and noble spirit.<ref>{{PM|Finwe}}</ref>
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== History ==
 
== History ==
=== Life in Valinor ===
 
[[File:Elena Kukanova - That morning.jpg|thumb|left|250px|Elena Kukanova - ''That morning'']]
 
 
Aegnor was the elder brother of [[Galadriel]] and the younger brother of [[Finrod|Finrod Felagund]] and [[Angrod]].<ref>{{S|Feanor}}</ref> He had a strong friendship with [[Fingon]] and grace to him, and he followed the Exiles under the host of [[Fingolfin]] with his brother Angrod.<ref>{{S|Flight}}</ref>  
 
Aegnor was the elder brother of [[Galadriel]] and the younger brother of [[Finrod|Finrod Felagund]] and [[Angrod]].<ref>{{S|Feanor}}</ref> He had a strong friendship with [[Fingon]] and grace to him, and he followed the Exiles under the host of [[Fingolfin]] with his brother Angrod.<ref>{{S|Flight}}</ref>  
  
=== Life in Beleriand ===
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He settled with his brother on the northern slopes of [[Dorthonion]],<ref>{{S|Beleriand}}</ref> where, in the reflection of [[Aeluin]], he saw the young [[Andreth]] and they fell in love with each other. However he could not return her love during the [[Siege of Angband]], since according to the law of the [[Eldar]], no marriages are allowed during a time of war. It is said that because of her sake, he would not take any Elven bride.<ref name="Athrabeth">{{MR|P4c}}</ref>
He settled with his brother on the northern slopes of [[Dorthonion]], where he and his brother ruled as vassals of their elder brother Finrod.<ref>{{S|Beleriand}}</ref>
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==== Aegnor and Andreth ====
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Together with Angrod he held the highlands of [[Dorthonion]] against [[Morgoth]]. Aegnor and Angrod were both slain in the [[Dagor Bragollach]] by the flames from [[Thangorodrim]].<ref>{{S|Fingolfin}}</ref>
There, during the [[Siege of Angband]], in the reflection of the [[Tarn Aeluin]], he saw a young [[Men|mortal]] woman, [[Andreth]], and they fell in love with each other. However he could not return her love during the Siege, since according to the law of the [[Eldar]], no marriages are allowed during a time of war. It is said that because of her sake, he would not take any Elven bride.<ref name="Athrabeth">{{MR|P4c}}</ref>
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It was partially his death that brought about the memorable conversation titled ''[[Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth]]''.<ref name="Athrabeth"/>
==== Dagor Bragollach ====
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[[File:Elena Kukanova - Wind in the North.jpg|thumb|left|250px|Elena Kukanova - ''Wind in the North'']]
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Together with Angrod he held the highlands of [[Dorthonion]] against [[Morgoth]]. Aegnor and Angrod were both slain in the [[Dagor Bragollach]] by the flames from [[Thangorodrim]].<ref>{{S|Fingolfin}}</ref>
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== Etymology ==
 
== Etymology ==
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Like many mother-names, his name was prophetic, a reference to his valiance in battle. His [[father-name]] was '''''[[Ambaráto]]''''' (pron. {{IPA|[ˌambaˈraːto]}}), meaning "Champion of Doom" (from ''[[ambar]]'' = "doom" and ''[[aráto]]'' = "champion"). ''Aegnor'' is the [[Sindarin]] version of his mother-name.<ref>{{PM|Shibboleth}}, ''The names of Finwë's descendants''</ref>
 
Like many mother-names, his name was prophetic, a reference to his valiance in battle. His [[father-name]] was '''''[[Ambaráto]]''''' (pron. {{IPA|[ˌambaˈraːto]}}), meaning "Champion of Doom" (from ''[[ambar]]'' = "doom" and ''[[aráto]]'' = "champion"). ''Aegnor'' is the [[Sindarin]] version of his mother-name.<ref>{{PM|Shibboleth}}, ''The names of Finwë's descendants''</ref>
 
 
  
 
== Genealogy ==
 
== Genealogy ==
 
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== Other Versions of the Legendarium ==
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In such early writings as the ''[[Lay of Leithian]]'', the precursor of Aegnor was called '''[[Egnor (disambiguation)|Egnor]]''', and he was one of the sons of [[Finrod#Other Versions of the Legendarium|Finrod]] who fell during the [[Siege of Angband]].<ref>{{HM|LB}}, ''passim''</ref><ref>{{HM|SM}}, ''passim''</ref>
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==See Also==
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*[[:Category:Images of Aegnor|Images of Aegnor]]
 
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Revision as of 08:41, 7 October 2015

This article is about the Noldo of the First Age. For the film character also called "Aegnor", see Figwit.
Aegnor
Noldo
Marya Filatova - Aikanaro sketch.jpg
"Aikanaro sketch" by Marya Filatova
Biographical Information
Other namesAmbaráto (Q, fn), Aikanáro (Q, mn)
LocationTirion, Dorthonion
LanguageQuenya and Sindarin
Birthbetween Y.T. 1300 and Y.T. 1362[note 1]
Tirion
DeathF.A. 455, Dagor Bragollach (aged between 1,777 & 2,371[note 2])
Dorthonion
Family
HouseHouse of Finarfin
ParentageFinarfin & Eärwen
SiblingsFinrod, Angrod and Galadriel
SpouseLoved Andreth; never married
Physical Description
GenderMale
Hair colorGolden
GalleryImages of Aegnor

Aegnor (S, pron. [ˈa͡ɛɡnor]) was a son of Finarfin and a lord of the Noldor. He was terrible in battle, seemingly having a fire in his eyes[1], and his golden hair was stiff and straight. Even at a young age this was noticeable, though he was also known to be a very generous and noble spirit.

Contents

History

Aegnor was the elder brother of Galadriel and the younger brother of Finrod Felagund and Angrod.[2] He had a strong friendship with Fingon and grace to him, and he followed the Exiles under the host of Fingolfin with his brother Angrod.[3]

He settled with his brother on the northern slopes of Dorthonion,[4] where, in the reflection of Aeluin, he saw the young Andreth and they fell in love with each other. However he could not return her love during the Siege of Angband, since according to the law of the Eldar, no marriages are allowed during a time of war. It is said that because of her sake, he would not take any Elven bride.[5]

Together with Angrod he held the highlands of Dorthonion against Morgoth. Aegnor and Angrod were both slain in the Dagor Bragollach by the flames from Thangorodrim.[6]

It was partially his death that brought about the memorable conversation titled Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth.[5]

Etymology

Aegnor's mother-name was Aikanáro (pron. [ˌa͡ɪkaˈnaːro]), meaning "Fell Fire" in Quenya (from aica = "fell, dire", nár = "fire", and -o = pronominal suffix).[7]

Like many mother-names, his name was prophetic, a reference to his valiance in battle. His father-name was Ambaráto (pron. [ˌambaˈraːto]), meaning "Champion of Doom" (from ambar = "doom" and aráto = "champion"). Aegnor is the Sindarin version of his mother-name.[8]

Genealogy

Míriel
d. Y.T. 1170
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Finwë
d. Y.T. 1495
 
Indis
b. Y.T.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Olwë
b. Y.T.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fëanor
Y.T. 1169 - 1497
 
Findis
b. Y.T.
 
Fingolfin
Y.T. 1190 - F.A. 456
 
Írimë
b. Y.T.
 
Finarfin
b. Y.T. 1230
 
 
 
 
 
Eärwen
b. Y.T.
 
unknown sons
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Finrod
Y.T. 1300 - F.A. 465
 
Angrod
d. F.A. 455
 
Eldalótë
b. Y.T.
 
AEGNOR
d. F.A. 455
 
Galadriel
b. Y.T. 1362
 
Celeborn
b. F.A.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Orodreth
d. F.A. 495
 
 
 
 
 
Elrond
b. F.A. 532
 
Celebrían
b. S.A.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gil-galad
d. S.A. 3441
 
Finduilas
d. F.A. 495
 
Elladan
b. T.A. 130
 
Elrohir
b. T.A. 130
 
Arwen
T.A. 241 - Fo.A. 121
 

Other Versions of the Legendarium

In such early writings as the Lay of Leithian, the precursor of Aegnor was called Egnor, and he was one of the sons of Finrod who fell during the Siege of Angband.[9][10]

See Also

Notes

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Morgoth's Ring, "Part Two. The Annals of Aman: Commentary on the fourth section of the Annals of Aman", p. 106 lists 1300 as the birth of Finrod (then named "Inglor") and 1362 as the birth of Galadriel.
  2. Years of the Sun. Each Year of the Tree is equal to 9.582 Years of the Sun, and the Years of the Trees ended in the year 1500. So, 455 + 9.582 x 138 = 1,777; 455 + 9.582 x 200 = 2,371.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "XI. The Shibboleth of Fëanor"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Fëanor and the Unchaining of Melkor"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Flight of the Noldor"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Beleriand and its Realms"
  5. 5.0 5.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Morgoth's Ring, "Part Four. Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth: 'The Debate of Finrod and Andreth'"
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin"
  7. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names", nár
  8. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "XI. The Shibboleth of Fëanor", The names of Finwë's descendants
  9. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lays of Beleriand, passim
  10. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Shaping of Middle-earth, passim