Elves - Minor Characters: 14. Irimë

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14. Irimë

This character biography by Maid of Ainur 4.6.03

Meaning: From Quenya "irima" beautiful or fair
Other Name(s): Mother name: Lalwende "Laughing maiden," Lalwen, Írien
Race/Species: Elf
Type: Noldo
Dates: Age of the Trees - ?
Location(s): Valinor, Beleriand
Parents: Father: Finwe; Mother: Indis
Siblings: (Findis), Fingolfin, Finarfin
Spouse: None mentioned
Child/ren: Unknown

Character Description and Notes: She was also called Lalwende, and it was this name which was Sindarinized into Lalwen. She and Fingolfin were very close and she accompanied him into exile. Presumably, Lalwen settled in Hithlum and may have been slain or captured after the Nirnaeth.


An interesting speculation contributed by Aerlinnel is that Irimë could have been Glorfindel's mother, explaining his golden hair and his allegiance to Turgon, who would then be his cousin.


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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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