Silmarillion Character Profile: Maglor

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: Maglor
  • Immediate Family:
    • Father & Mother: Fëanor and Nerdanel
    • Brother #1: Maedhros
    • 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: the only one of Fëanor’s sons who survived the First Age
  • Why he’s interesting: he wandered off, singing in sorrow. He has never seen again, apparently. I’ve always wondered where he really went. Did he eventually commit suicide?

Photo Credit: Alex Ristea

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