Category: Silmarillion Character Profile

Silmarillion Character Profile: Idril

One of the most daunting things about reading The Silmarillion is keeping all of the names straight. I love this, so I want to make it more accessible for the general reader with brief character profiles. Name: Idril Celebrindal Immediate Family: Husband: Tuor Son: Eärendil Home: Gondolin Claim to fame: Married a mortal man and gave birth to the savior of Middle-earth…

Silmarillion Character Profile: Hador

One of the most daunting things about reading The Silmarillion is keeping all of the names straight. I love this, so I want to make it more accessible for the general reader with brief character profiles. Name: Hador Immediate Family: Wife: Gildis Son #1: Gundor Son #2: Galdor Daughter: Glóredhel Home: Dor-lómin Claim to fame: The leader of the greatest house of…

Silmarillion Character Profile: Haleth

One of the most daunting things about reading The Silmarillion is keeping all of the names straight. I love this, so I want to make it more accessible for the general reader with brief character profiles. Name: Haleth Immediate Family: Father: Haldad Brother: Haldar Home: Beleriand (originally in Thargelion, then Estolad, and finally Brethil, where she died) Claim to fame: She was the…

Silmarillion Character Profile: Tuor

One of the most daunting things about reading The Silmarillion is keeping all of the names straight. I love this, so I want to make it more accessible for the general reader with brief character profiles. Name: Tuor Immediate Family: Wife: Idril Celebrindal Son: Eärendil Home: Beleriand (Mithrim in his youth, Sirion in his later years) Claim to fame: Some believe that…

Silmarillion Character Profile: Húrin

One of the most daunting things about reading The Silmarillion is keeping all of the names straight. I love this, so I want to make it more accessible for the general reader with brief character profiles. Name: Húrin Thalion Immediate Family: Wife: Morwen Daughter #1: Lalaith Son: Túrin Turambar Daughter #2: Nienor Home: Beleriand Claim to fame: He was the father of the most tragic figure…

Silmarillion Character Profile: Beren

One of the most daunting things about reading The Silmarillion is keeping all of the names straight. I love this, so I want to make it more accessible for the general reader with brief character profiles. Name: Beren Immediate Family: Wife: Lúthien Tinúviel Son: Dior Aranel Home: Beleriand Claim to fame: He was the first mortal to marry an immortal Elf, Lúthien. With her help, he stole a…

Silmarillion Character Profile: Bëor

One of the most daunting things about reading The Silmarillion is keeping all of the names straight. I love this, so I want to make it more accessible for the general reader with brief character profiles. Name: Bëor Home: Beleriand, specifically Nargothrond Claim to fame: He was the leader of the first Men to enter Beleriand Why I think he’s interesting: He was utterly devoted…

Silmarillion Character Profile: Sauron

One of the most daunting things about reading The Silmarillion is keeping all of the names straight. I love this, so I want to make it more accessible for the general reader with brief character profiles. Name: Sauron Home: Angband, later Barad-dûr Claim to fame: He’s the big bad most people recognize, creator of the One Ring. Why I think he’s interesting: Despite being…

Silmarillion Character Profile: Morgoth

One of the most daunting things about reading The Silmarillion is keeping all of the names straight. I love this, so I want to make it more accessible for the general reader with brief character profiles. Name: Melkor (more commonly known as Morgoth) Immediate Family: Brother (“in the thought of Eru Ilúvatar”): Manwë Home: Angband Claim to fame: He was the first…

Silmarillion Character Profile: Lúthien

One of the most daunting things about reading The Silmarillion is keeping all of the names straight. I love this, so I want to make it more accessible for the general reader with brief character profiles. Name: Lúthien Tinúviel Immediate Family: Husband: Beren Son: Dior Aranel Home: Beleriand, almost exclusively Doriath Claim to fame: Not only was Lúthien the only one of the Children of Ilúvatar (the…