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Lúthien, daughter of Thingol and Melian, born in Neldoreth

Event Type: Genealogical

Age: Time of the Trees

Year: 1200


Lúthien Tinúviel, daughter of Elu Thingol, King of Doriath, and Melian the Maia, is born:
And at the end of the first age of the Chaining of Melkor, when all the Earth had peace and the glory of Valinor was at its noon, there came into the world Lúthien, the only child of Thingol and Melian. Though Middle-earth lay for the most part in the Sleep of Yavanna, in Beleriand under the power of Melian there was life and joy, and the bright stars shone as silver fires; and there in the forest of Neldoreth Lúthien was born, and the white flowers of niphredil came forth to greet her as stars from the earth.

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 10, Of the Sindar

It is not known to any among Elves or Men when Lúthien, only child of Elwë and Melian, came into the World, fairest of all the Children of Ilúvatar that were or shall be.... In the Forest of Neldoreth it is said that she was born and cradled under the stars of heaven, and the white flowers of niphredil came forth to greet her, as stars from the earth.

The War of the Jewels, HoME Vol 11, Part 1, The Grey Annals

Elena Tiriel 9Dec07

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