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Círdan

Meaning: 'ship-maker'

Other Names: Nowë (Telerin)

Location(s): The Falas, Isle of Balar, Grey Havens (Mithlond)

Race/Species: Elf

Type/Kind: Teleri

Title(s): Lord of the Falas, Lord of the Grey Havens, the Shipwright

Dates: Cuiviénen - Fourth Age

Parents: N/A

Description:
"Círdan later surrendered his (ring) to Mithrandir. For Círdan saw further and deeper than any other in Middle-earth, and he welcomed Mithrandir at the Grey Havens, knowing whence he came and whither he would return.

'Take this ring, Master,' he said, 'for your labours will be heavy; but it will support you in the weariness that you have taken upon yourself. For this is the Ring of Fire, and with it you may rekindle hearts in a world that grows chill. But as for me, my heart is with the Sea, and I will dwell by the grey shores until the last ship sails. I will await you.'

Appendix B, The Third Age, RotK, LotR

"Very tall he was, and his beard was long, and he was grey and old, save that his eyes were keen as stars, and he looked at them and bowed, and said: 'All is now ready.' "
Book 6, Ch 9, The Grey havens, RotK, LotR

Contributors:
Levade, 01.06.03; Loquacious, 01.10.03; Lyllyn 1.11.03, Zimraphel 7.20.03

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