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Glorfindel

Meaning: Golden hair or golden tresses

Location(s): Valinor, Gondolin, Rivendell

Race/Species: Elf

Type/Kind: Noldor

Title(s): Lord of the House of the Golden Flower

Dates: Trees - IV

Parents: Unknown

Siblings: Unknown

Spouse: None

Children: None

Description:
Glorfindel was tall and straight; his hair was of shining gold, his face fair and young and fearless and full of joy; his eyes were bright and keen, and his voice like music; on his brow sat wisdom, and in his hand was strength.

The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 2, Ch 1, Many Meetings

[Gandalf said,] "And here in Rivendell there live still some of [Sauron's] chief foes: the Elven-wise, lords of the Eldar from beyond the furthest seas. They do not fear the Ringwraiths, for those who have dwelt in the Blessed Realm live at once in both worlds, and against both the Seen and the Unseen they have great power."

"I thought that I saw a white figure that shone and did not grow dim like the others. Was that Glorfindel then?" [Frodo asked.]

"Yes, you saw him for a moment as he is upon the other side: one of the mighty of the Firstborn. He is an Elf-lord of a house of princes."

The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 2, Ch 1, Many Meetings

There stood the house of the Golden Flower who bare a rayed sun upon their shield, and their chief Glorfindel bare a mantle so broidered in threads of gold that it was diapered with celandine as a field in spring; and his arms were damascened with cunning gold.

The Book of Lost Tales 2, HoME Vol 2, Ch 3, The Fall of Gondolin

... that fair one of the Noldoli.

The Book of Lost Tales 2, HoME Vol 2, Ch 3, The Fall of Gondolin

Contributors:
Lyllyn 12.17.02
Elena Tiriel 16Jan04

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