Silmarillion Character Profile: Finrod

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: Finrod Felagund
  • Immediate Family:
    • Father & Mother: Finarfin & Eärwen
    • Brother #1: Orodreth
    • Brother #2: Angrod
    • Brother #3: Aegnor
    • Sister: Galadriel
  • Home: born in Valinor, lived in Middle-earth
  • Claim to fame: Discovered the first Men who wandered into Beleriand; aided Beren in his Quest for the Silmaril.
  • Why I think he’s interesting: Finrod made difficult decisions throughout his life. He left Amarië of the Vanyar behind in Valinor and he sacrificed himself for Beren.

Photo Credit: Alex Ristea

  2 comments for “Silmarillion Character Profile: Finrod

  1. Klio
    June 1, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    Finrod’s parents aren’t Fingolfin and Anairë. He’s Finarfin’s son. I was so confused because I just came from Fingon and Fingolfin’s pages and suddenly Turgon and Fingon are siblings to Finrod Xp

    • Emily
      June 1, 2016 at 10:46 pm

      Oh, jeez, you’re right! I fixed it. Thanks for pointing that out–apparently my Noldorin genealogy is rusty.

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