Silmarillion Character Profile: Orodreth

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.

Photo Credit: Alex Ristea

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