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This article is about Míriel, queen of the oldor. For the queen of Númenor of the same name, see: Míriel (Second Age)

In J. R. R. Tolkien's fictional Middle-earth, Mriel erind (=Mriel Byrde, the broideress) was the first wife of Finw, King of the oldor. Her son was Curufinw, whom she called Fanor, which means 'Spirit of Fire'.

After giving birth to Fanor she wished to die, something which was impossible because, as an Elf, she was immortal within Arda. Instead her fe departed from her body, and she entered the halls of Mandos: in essense she had died of free will. This was seen as a shocking event by the Valar, and eventually led to the second marriage of Finw, and from there to the Rebellion of the oldor and the First Kinslaying.

After Finw had been killed, Mriel was granted permission to return to life, where she entered the service of Vair, her task to weave all the deeds of the House of Finw in the Tapestry of Time.

The House of Fëanor

Finw = Mriel   Mahtan
      |           |
    Fëanor = Nerdanel
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      ------------------------------------------------------
      |        |       |          |         |       |      |
  Maedhros  Maglor  Celegorm  Caranthir  Curufin  Amrod  Amras 
                                            |  
                                       Celebrimbor

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