Maglor

Makalaurë. ( His Mothername meaning Forging gold. Probably a poetic referance to his skill in harping, the sound of which was golden. )

Second son of Fëanor and Nerdanel.

Born in Valinor. No date or year. Died in ?.

Brother to Maedros, Celegorm, Caranthir, Curufin, Amrod and Amras.

Nothing is said of Maglor before the terrible oath they swore upon Tuna in the High Court of the King in Tirion and their betrayel of Fingolfin leaving him and his host stranded near Helcaraxë.

V.Y.t.1497. At the arrival to the shores of Middle-earth and the Battle under Stars and the death of his father the sons of Fëanor went eastward from Mithrim and Maglor took land South-East behind Himring between Little Gelion and Greater Gelion behind the area that was called the March of Maedhros.

1 Age.

In F.A.20 called Fingolfin a great council the Mereth Aderthad. and here came Finrod, Maedhros, Cirdan and Mablung and Elves from Ossirand.

F.A.60. Morgoth tempted to pierce the heart of Beleriand in the Glorious battle but Maedhros and Fingolfin gathered both Noldor and Sindar and they destroyed all the scattered Orcs and drove the main host into Ard-Galen where it was surrounded and destroyed.

F.A.402 The Orcs tried to go through the Pass of Aglon but Maedhros and Maglor drew them back with aid of Angrod and Aegnor and the people of Bëor.

F.A.455. In this year Morgoth broke the peace of Beleriand and there came a great army against the March of Maedhros and the sons of Fëanor was overwelmed but Maedros and Maglor held out valiantly upon the Hill of Himring and the fortress could not be taken but the Orcs broke through on either side and the hill of Himring was as an island in a roaming sea. During the years after the Battle of Sudden Flame the Eldar recovered some of their land.

F.A.462. Now east Beleriand was free of the roaming bands of Orcs. Thingol had broken the force of Orcs upon the borders of Doriath and those who retreated north had been stricken by a sortie of Maedhros and Maglor.

F.A.466. On behalf of the brothers Maedhros, as the oldest, sent words to Thingol in Doriath claiming the Silmaril Thingol had recieved from Beren when it was learned but Thingol would not surrender it.

F.A.468. Maedhros began the Union of Maedhros; it seemed for many that Morgoth was not unconqerable because of the deeds of Beren and Luthien. Maedhros gathered all his brethren and all the folk that would follow them. Fingon his friend prepared for war, the people of Brethil whetted their axes and also Turgon in hidden Gondolin in secret prepared for battle.

F.A.472. At midsummer was all ready and the army of the Union arrayed in the East and West. Fingons army was stationed in the hills of Ered Wethrin from Eithel Sirion to the Fen of Serech and Turgons host held the Passes of Sirion while Maglor and his brothers, the Dwarves and the Swarthy Men was in the East. But treachery prevented the victory of the Elves but Maglor slew Uldor the accused in the battle when his treason was discovered. Maglor and all of his brothers were all wounded but escaped the field towards Mount Dolmed.

F.A. 504-505. Rumours came to the ears of Maedhros, Maglor, Celegorm, Caranthir, Curufin, Amrod and Amras about the Silmaril Dior had in Doriath and they held council conspirering an assault upon Dior but Maedhros constrained his brothers. A message was sent to Dior demanding the Silmaril but he did not answer.

F.A.506. In this year the Fëanorian brothers became impatient and Celegorm imflamed the brothers and they prepared the assault, gathering arms and their people and they launced their attack upon Dior.

F.A.507. Dior met the onset at the East marches of Doriath and in the battle he was slain but was also Celegorm, Curufin and Caranthir fell too. Yet against the overwelming power of the Noldorin brothers the Elves of Doriath stood no chance and the brothers broke the defence and came to the heart of the new-rised realm. Elured and Elurin was captured but Elwing escaped with the Silmaril. Elured and Elurin was set out in the dark forest to starve to death and though Maedhros repented this evil deed and sought for them they were not found.

F.A.532. Third Kinslaying at the Havens of Sirion. Elrond and Elros was captured but taken to nurture by Maglor.

F.A.587. After the Great Battle were Angband was unroofed and the last two Silmarillis was regained from the crown of Melkor and guarded by Eonwë Maedhros and Maglor sent a message to Eonwë him to give up these jewels and surrender them but Eonwë ansvered that the right to posses the jewels had perished through their deeds and they should go to Aman and await their doom. Maglor desired to submit but Maedhros saw no hope for release and convinced Maglor and they planned how to lay hands of the Silmarillis. At night they in disguise they crept to the camp and slew the guards and took the Jewels but the camp was aroused against them but Eonwë forbidded the slaying of Maglor and Maedhros and they fleed with the Silmarillis.

The divided the jewels, one to each but the Silmaril burned the hands of Maglor and he could not endure the pain with which the Silmaril tormented him and at last he casted it into the sea. And thereafter he wandered ever upon the shores singing in pain, regret and sorrow besides the sea.

Maglor wrote the poem "Noldolantë" Fall of the Noldor.

Related links.: Battles.: Battle of Sudden Flame. Battle of Unnumbered Tears. Misc.: Mereth Aderthad. Union of Maedhros. Encyc.: Maglor.