Silmarillion Character Profile: Angrod and Aegnor

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.

  • Names: Angrod and Aegnor
  • Immediate Family:
    • Father & Mother: Finarfin and Eärwen
    • Brother #1: Finrod
    • Brother #2: Orodreth
    • Sister: Galadriel
  • Home: born in Valinor, lived in Middle-earth
  • Claim to fame: Angrod and Aegnor were more fiery than their brothers, but they were less well-known.
  • Why I think they’re interesting: While this isn’t covered in the Silmarillion, Aegnor was the first Elf to fall in love with a mortal–and apparently the only male Elf to fall in love with a female mortal.

Photo Credit: Alex Ristea

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