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Elmo was developed to explain the reference in ''[[The Silmarillion]]'' that [[Celeborn]] was a "kinsman of Thingol". One of the solutions was to establish Celeborn as the son of an unimportant brother of Thingol.
 
Elmo was developed to explain the reference in ''[[The Silmarillion]]'' that [[Celeborn]] was a "kinsman of Thingol". One of the solutions was to establish Celeborn as the son of an unimportant brother of Thingol.
  
In other, later writings, Celeborn is made into a [[Teleri]]n Elf, and a relative of Olwë of [[Valinor]] instead, but this was not further developed or published.
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In other, later writings, Celeborn is made into a [[Teleri]]n Elf, and a grandson of Olwë of [[Valinor]] instead, but this idea was not further developed or published, [[Celeborn#Controversy|possibly]] because it would cause Celeborn and Galadriel to become first cousins.
  
 
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Revision as of 21:54, 23 September 2020

Elmo
Sinda
Irsanna - Elmo.jpg
"Elmo" by Irsanna
Biographical Information
LocationDoriath
LanguageDoriathrin (Sindarin dialect)
Family
SiblingsThingol & Olwë
ChildrenGaladhon
Physical Description
GenderMale
GalleryImages of Elmo

Elmo was an Elf of the Nelyar born at Cuiviénen. He was the brother of Elwë and Olwë. He remained behind when Elwë was lost, becoming one of the Sindar of Doriath.[1]

Genealogy

 
 
 
 
 
 
ELMO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Galadhon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Galadriel
 
Celeborn
 
Galathil
 


Other versions of the legendarium

Elmo was developed to explain the reference in The Silmarillion that Celeborn was a "kinsman of Thingol". One of the solutions was to establish Celeborn as the son of an unimportant brother of Thingol.

In other, later writings, Celeborn is made into a Telerin Elf, and a grandson of Olwë of Valinor instead, but this idea was not further developed or published, possibly because it would cause Celeborn and Galadriel to become first cousins.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The History of Galadriel and Celeborn"