Meaning: Finwe-Wise-Finwe (Quenya: Finwe Nolofinwe)
Other Names: Arakáno (his mother-name)
Location(s): Valinor, Hithlum
Title(s): High-King of the Noldor
Dates: Age of the Trees 1190 - 1, c. 455
Parents: Father: Finwe; Mother: Indis of the Vanyar
Siblings: Feanor (half-brother), [Findis], Finarfin [Irien Lalwende]
Children: Fingon, Turgon, Aredhel, [Argon]
"Fingolfin was his father's son: tall, dark and proud", The Peoples of Middle-earth (HoMe 12), Last Writings, 'The Shibboleth of Feanor' ). In The Silmarillion (QS, Ch. 18 - 'Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin') he is described as "most proud and valiant of the Elven-kings of old". He challenged Morgoth to mortal combat before the gates of Angband, which he lost, but not before giving his opponent a crippling wound in the foot.
Fingolfin's sword was called Ringil, his horse Rochallor, his colours were blue and silver.
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