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.
- Immediate Family:
- Father & Mother: Fëanor and Nerdanel
- Brother #1: Maglor
- Brother #2: Celegorm
- Brother #3: Caranthir
- Brother #4: Curufin
- Brother #5: Amrod
- Brother #6: Amras
- Home: born in Valinor, lived in Middle-earth
- Claim to fame: eldest son of Fëanor and the sometime-leader of his brothers
- Why I think he’s interesting: although Maglor has the reputation for being the “nice” brother, I actually think that Maedhros fits that description. Plus, even after he lost his right hand due to the torment he endured from Morgoth, he was just as much of a sword-weilding bad-ass with his left hand.
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