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In J. R. R. Tolkien's fictional universe of Middle-earth, Olw is king of the Telerin Elves of Aman, and younger brother of Elw (Thingol), king of the Sindar. He may have had a second brother, Elmo.

Elw and Olw were both lords of the third clan of the Elves, the later Teleri, and together they lead their people from Cuivinen to the West. However, during a long wait in Beleriand Elw disappeared. After years of searching, Olw grew impatient, and led the greater part of the Teleri to Valinor, on the insistence of the Vala Ulmo.

Olw became Lord of the island of Tol Eressa, where the Teleri built a great number of cities, and grew in number. When they finally came to Eldamar some centuries later, Olw became king of Alqualond. His daughter Erwen married Finarfin son of Finw and later High King of the oldor in Valinor, and thus their children, when these returned to Middle-earth, could claim kinship to Thingol. Besides Erwen Olw had several sons.

The House of Olw

                -----------------------------------
                |               |                 |
Melian = Elw (Thingol)       Olw               Elmo1
       |                        |
    Lthien = Beren       -------------------   
            |             |                 |
           Dior        Erwen = Finarfin   sons
                              |
                           Finrod
                           Angrod2
                           Aegnor
                           Galadriel


1: Elmo may have been an ancestor of Crdan
2: Father of Orodrethja:オルウェ

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