Elves - Minor Characters: 5. Edrahil

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5. Edrahil

This character biography by Finch 3.06.03

Previous/Alternative Name: Enedrion
Race/Species: Elf
Type: Probably Noldo
Dates: ? - First Age 468
Location: Nargothrond
In the Lay of Leithian (HoMe 3, Lays of Beleriand), none of the ten Elves who set out from Nargothrond with Beren and Felagund to try and recover a Silmaril from Morgoth's crown, are given a name. In the Quenta Silmarillion (HoMe 5, The Lost Road), one of them does get a name: Enedrion, which could be patronymic (son of Enede/ir?). In the Grey Annals (HoMe 11, War of the Jewels), probably in the version written in the 1950's, this name is changed to Edrahil. At first sight this looks Sindarin, but as it doesn't show consonant mutation - in which case it would be Edrachil - it is probably Quenya, or at least partially Quenya like the name Fëanor. That would make Edrahil an exiled Noldo from Valinor.

Edrahil is the chief of the ten 'faithful knights' who stood beside Finrod when the rest of his people deserted him, and he plays a separate role. When Finrod threw his crown to the floor, he lifted it and asked that it be given to a steward until Felagund's return. "For you remain my king, and theirs," he said, "whatever betide." When the twelve companions were intercepted and imprisoned by Sauron on Tol-in-Gaurhoth, Edrahil was among the ten that were devoured by the werewolf. (The Silmarillion, QS, Ch. 19, Of Beren and Lúthien.)




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Story Information

Author: Lyllyn

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: Other

Genre: Research Article

Rating: General

Last Updated: 04/06/03

Original Post: 02/13/03

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