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: Finrod Felagund
- Immediate Family:
- Father & Mother: Finarfin & Eärwen
- Brother #1: Orodreth
- Brother #2: Angrod
- Brother #3: Aegnor
- Sister: Galadriel
- Home: born in Valinor, lived in Middle-earth
- Claim to fame: Discovered the first Men who wandered into Beleriand; aided Beren in his Quest for the Silmaril.
- Why I think he’s interesting: Finrod made difficult decisions throughout his life. He left Amarië of the Vanyar behind in Valinor and he sacrificed himself for Beren.
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