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Peleg

Peleg
Man
Biographical Information
Other namesPelel (Q)
Family
HouseHouse of the Swan
ParentageIndor
ChildrenTuor
Physical Description
GenderMale

Peleg was the son of Indor and the father of Tuor according to the early version of the Legendarium in The Book of the Lost Tales. Therefore, like Tuor he probably belonged to the House of the Swan.[1] In The Silmarillion Tuor's father is Huor.[2]

In The Lay of the Fall of Gondolin, his name was changed to Fengel, name that was later used for the fifteen King of Rohan.[3]

[edit] Etymology

Peleg is Gnomish for "Axe",[4] and its Qenya cognate is Pelek.[5]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, "III. The Fall of Gondolin", p. 160
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin".
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lays of Beleriand, "II. Poems Early Abandoned: The Lay of the Fall of Gondolin", p. 145
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, "Appendix: Names in the Lost Tales – Part II", entry "Peleg"
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Alphabet of Rúmil & Early Noldorin Fragments", in Parma Eldalamberon XIII (edited by Carl F. Hostetter, Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, Patrick H. Wynne, and Bill Welden), p. 103