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: Orodreth
- Immediate Family:
- Wife: Unnamed
- Daughter: Finduilas
- Home: born in Valinor, lived in Middle-earth
- Claim to fame: When Finrod left Nargothrond to help Beren in his quest, he place Orodreth as his steward; Orodreth remained king until Nargothrond’s desctruction years later.
- Why I think he’s interesting: Ah, Orodreth. So much debate about where he actually falls in the Finwean family tree. There are so many different versions that I would have to cover them in another blog post.
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