Elves - Minor Characters: 8. Elenwë

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8. Elenwë

This character biography contributed by Finch 2.22.03

Race/Species: Elf
Type: probably Vanya
Dates: Age of the Trees; died on the Helcaraxë
Locations: Tirion, Valinor
Parents: N/A
Spouse: Turgon
Children: Idril Celebrindal

Not much is known about Turgon's wife. From the fact that they had a fair-haired daughter it could be inferred that Elenwë was fair, too, and possibly of Vanyarin descent. Though most of the wives of the Finwians remained in Valinor, Elenwë followed her husband in the rebellion of the Noldor. She never reached Middle-earth but perished in the Crossing of the Helcaraxë, cast into the sea together with her daughter Itaril(lë) or Idril when the ice broke beneath them. Turgon was able to save his daughter, though he nearly drowned himself, but his wife's body was covered in fallen ice. (HoMe 12, The Peoples of Middle-earth - Shibboleth of Fëanor)

In one version of the Quenta Silmarillion Turgon's wife was Alairë, a Vanya who refused to forsake Valinor. Later this name was changed to Anairë, who then became the wife of Fingolfin and Turgon's mother. (HoMe 11, The War of the Jewels, Maeglin)

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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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