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In J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth universe, Angrod (pronounced [ˈaŋɡrɔd]) was a son of Finarfin and lord of the Noldor.

Angrod
Tolkien character
Information
AliasesAngamaitë
RaceElf
Book(s)The Silmarillion

Angrod was the elder brother of Galadriel and Aegnor, and the younger brother of Finrod Felagund. He joined the Exile of the Noldor to Middle-earth, where together with Aegnor he held the highlands of Dorthonion against Morgoth in the Dagor Aglareb. Aegnor and Angrod were both killed in the Dagor Bragollach.[1]

His wife was an Elven lady named Eldalótë ([ɛlʲdaˈloːtɛ], meaning 'Elven-flower'; Eðellos [ɛˈðɛlʲlɔθ] in Sindarin). His son was Orodreth, who escaped to Nargothrond when his father was slain. Angrod was thus the grandfather of Gil-galad, Orodreth's son.

His name was a Sindarized form of his Telerin Quenya name Angaráto [aŋɡaˈraːtɔ], which means "Iron-noble" or "iron champion". This is a reference to his hands of great strength and an early received epessë Angamaitë 'iron-handed'.[2]

Contents

House of FinarfinEdit

 
 
 
Indis
b. YT
 
Finwë
d. YT 1495
 
 
 
Olwë
b. YT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fingolfin
YT 1190FA 456
 
Finarfin
b. YT 1230
 
Eärwen
 
unknown
sons
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Finrod
YT 1300FA
465
 
ANGROD
d. FA 455
 
Eldalótë
 
Aegnor
d. FA 455
 
Galadriel
b. YT 1362
 
Celeborn
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unknown
Sinda
 
Orodreth
d. FA 495
 
 
 
 
 
Elrond
b. FA 532
 
Celebrían
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gil-galad
d. SA 3441
 
Finduilas
d. FA 495
 
Aragorn
TA 2931FA 120
 
Arwen
TA 241FA 121
 
Elladan
 
Elrohir
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eldarion

Earlier versions of the legendariumEdit

In the published The Silmarillion, Orodreth is given as Angrod's brother instead, following non-final versions of the story.[3] This was an editorial decision by Christopher Tolkien which he admitted as a mistake.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Tolkien, J. R. R. (1977), Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, "Of the Ruin of Beleriand", ISBN 0-395-25730-1
  2. ^ "Angrod". The Encyclopedia of Arda. Mark Fisher. 5 January 2009.
  3. ^ "Orodreth". The Encyclopedia of Arda. Mark Fisher. 10 January 2008.