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Biographical Information
DeathF.A. 465
Physical Description

Edrahil was an Elf of Nargothrond, the chief of the ten who remained loyal to Finrod Felagund at the time he set out with Beren on the Quest for the Silmaril. He was the one who lifted Finrod's cast-down crown and asked that it be given to a steward until the king returned. Later he died in the dungeon of Minas Tirith.[1]

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Edrahil, the name used by Christopher Tolkien in the published The Silmarillion, appears in the Grey Annals. This name replaced Enedrion of the Quenta Silmarillion manuscript.[2]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Beren and Lúthien"
  2. 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. 300