Thranduil becomes King of the Elves of Greenwood
Event Type: Political
Age: Akallabêth/Last Alliance
An event in the War of the Last Alliance; see that entry for an overview:
Oropher, King of the Silvan Elves east of Anduin... was slain....
Unfinished Tales, Part 3, Ch 1, The Disaster of the Gladden Fields: Notes, Note 14
Oropher was slain in the first assault upon Mordor.... Thranduil his son survived....
Unfinished Tales, Part 2, Ch 4, Appendix B, The History of Galadriel and Celeborn: The Sindarin Princes of the Silvan Elves
The people of Lórien were... Silvan Elves in origin, but ruled by princes of Sindarin descent (as was the realm of Thranduil in the northern parts of Mirkwood....)
Unfinished Tales, Part 2, Ch 4, The History of Galadriel and Celeborn: Amroth and Nimrodel
Elena Tiriel 5Dec07