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: Fingolfin
- Immediate Family:
- Wife: Anairë
- Son #1: Fingon
- Son #2: Turgon
- Daughter: Aredhel
- Home: born in Valinor, ruled in Hithlum
- Claim to fame: High King of the Noldor in Middle-earth
- Why I think he’s interesting: He challenged Morgoth to a duel and actually held his own for quite some time; he even hurt Morgoth’s foot so badly that Morgoth walked with a limp!
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