Fingon becomes High King of the Noldor
Event Type: Political
Age: 1st Age
An event in the aftermath of the Dagor Bragollach; see that entry for an overview:
Fingon, son of Fingolfin, becomes the 2nd High King of the Noldor in Beleriand:
Thus died Fingolfin, High King of the Noldor....
Great was the lamentation in Hithlum when the fall of Fingolfin became known, and Fingon in sorrow took the lordship of the house of Fingolfin and the kingdom of the Noldor; but his young son Ereinion (who was after named Gil-galad) he sent to the Havens.
The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 18, Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin
Elena Tiriel 14Mar10