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: Caranthir, Amrod, and Amras
- Immediate Family:
- Father & Mother: Fëanor and Nerdanel
- Brother #1: Maedhros
- Brother #2: Maglor
- Brother #3: Celegorm
- Brother #4: Curufin
- Home: born in Valinor, lived in Middle-earth
- Claim to fame: Amras and Amrod were twins; Caranthir is considered the worst of the sons of Fëanor
- Why I think they’re interesting: Caranthir was hot-tempered, more so than any other Elf; although Tolkien isn’t clear, in Morgoth’s Ring, either Amrod or Amras is actually killed when his brothers set fire to the ships of the Teleri.
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