Finarfin

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Finarfin is a character from J. R. R. Tolkien's fictional universe of Middle-earth.

The third and youngest son (and also the youngest child) of Finw, Finarfin's mother was Indis. His half brother was Fanor and his full brother Fingolfin. His sisters were Findis and Irimë. He married Erwen, princess of the Teleri. He had four children: Finrod Felagund, Angrod, Aegnor and Galadriel.

After the death of Finw, he departed with his brothers Fanor and Fingolfin for Middle-earth, but turned back when Mandos pronounced the Doom of the oldor. Finarfin became King of the residual oldor and presumably still rules from Tirion on Tna.

In Quenya, his name is Arafinw, "Noble-Finw". Finarfin is the Sindarized form.

Orodreth appears as one of Finarfin's sons in the published Silmarillion. In Tolkien's writings however he clearly is Angrod's son, but this was changed in the Silmarillion by Christopher Tolkien, which he later admitted was a mistake.


Finarfin was called Finrod in earlier versions of the Middle-earth mythology, and his son Finrod Felagund Inglor Felagund. As such he appears in the 1st edition of The Lord of the Rings as Finrod. This was changed in later editions, but not all references to Inglor were removed: see Gildor Inglorion.

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