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.
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