Silmarillion Character Profile: Finarfin

One of the most daunting things about reading The Silmarillion is keeping all of the names straight. I love the Silm, so I want to make it more accessible for the general reader with brief character profiles.

  • Name: Finarfin
  • Immediate Family:
    • Wife: Eärwen
    • Son #1: Finrod Felagund
    • Son #2: Orodreth (debatable, but that’s for another profile)
    • Son #3: Angrod
    • Son #4: Aegnor
    • Daughter: Galadriel
  • Home: Valinor
  • Claim to fame: He’s the ruler of the Noldor in Valinor after the Exile
  • Why I think he’s interesting: Finarfin is the only son of Finwë to not go into exile–defying Fëanor definitely took some courage and will power.

Photo Credit: Alex Ristea

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