Silmarillion Character Profile: Fingolfin

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: Fingolfin
  • Immediate Family:
    • Wife: Anairë
    • Son #1: Fingon
    • Son #2: Turgon
    • Daughter: Aredhel
  • Home: born in Valinor, ruled in Hithlum
  • Claim to fame: High King of the Noldor in Middle-earth
  • Why I think he’s interesting: He challenged Morgoth to a duel and actually held his own for quite some time; he even hurt Morgoth’s foot so badly that Morgoth walked with a limp!

Photo Credit: Alex Ristea

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