Silmarillion Character Profile: Fëanor

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: Fëanor
  • Immediate Family:
    • Wife: Nerdanel
    • Son #1: Maedhros
    • Son #2: Maglor
    • Son #3: Celegorm
    • Son #4: Caranthir
    • Son #5: Curufin
    • Son #6: Amrod
    • Son #7: Amras
  • Home: primarily Valinor (the Blessed Realm)
  • Claim to fame: the creator of the Silmarils, the wonderful jewels that started the war between the Elves and the first Dark Lord
  • Why I think he’s interesting: In addition to everything else, he’s apparently the only Elf to have fathered seven children.

Photo Credit: Alex Ristea

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