Thingol Picture

Elu Thingol (Years of the Trees 1050 – First Age 502, aged approx. 4,800 years), more commonly known as Thingol, was the King of Doriath and High King of the Sindar. Born Elwë during the first years of the Eldar, was born at Cuiviénen in the days before the Sun and the Moon, when Middle-earth was lit only by starlight. He was the older brother of Olwë and Elmo and was also a good friend of Finwë, High King of the Noldor.

During this time Elwë wandered into the Forest of Nan Elmoth, where he met and fell in love with Melian the Maia. Caught in an enchantment of their own making, Elwë and Melian could not be found by the searching Teleri. When the Valar returned to take the remaining Elves to Valinor, only some of them followed Olwë across the Great Sea. The rest had come to love the lands of Beleriand and refused to leave without their missing lord.

The Elf known as Thingol was born Elwë, Quenya for "Of the Stars." His epessë was Singollo, or "Grey Cloak" and Thingol's sword was called Aranrúth "The King's Ire".
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