Dates: First Age
Locations: Ossiriand, Doriath, presumably Sirion
She is mentioned by name only in The Book of Lost Tales 2. When the Feänorians attacked Dior for the Silmaril:
"Evranin the nurse of Elwing, and Gereth a gnome, took her unwilling in a flight swift and sudden from those lands…"
In The Lost Road, The Later Annals of Beleriand, Tolkien wrote "The maiden Elwing was saved by faithful Elves, and they fled with her to the mouths of Sirion, and they took with them the jewel and the necklace, and Maidros found it not."
Evranin therefore was an adult when Elwing was a child, possibly at her birth in 500, but beyond that her age is uncertain. The quote from The Lost Road suggests that she traveled with Elwing to Sirion. She could even have escaped the Sack of Sirion, in which case she would have been among the survivors who joined Gil-galad and went to live on the Isle of Balar.
With the date of Dior's death given as 506 in The Lost Road, Evranin would have had the difficult task of fleeing with a 6 year old elf who had just lost her father.
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