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Aredhel Ar-Feiniel by shyangell Aredhel Ar-Feiniel by shyangell
People: Noldor
Father: Nolofinwë (High King Fingolfin)
Mother: Anairë
Husband: Eöl
Children: Maeglin Lómion
Siblings: Findekáno Astaldo (High King Fingon the Valiant), Turukáno (High King Turgon of Gondolin) and young Arakáno (Argon).

Aredhel Ar-Feiniel the White Lady of the Noldor (Irissë in Quenya) is a contradictory character, but overall impulsive and egocentric until the birth of her son gives her someone to care besides herself. The only daughter of King Fingolfin was a darkling beauty of the Noldor, lover of the hunt, and restless companion and friend of her feanorian cousins. No matter how many thought she might marry one of them, Celegorm came to mind, she did not. After the exile, she followed Turgon, her brother and came with him to the hidden city of Gondolin, but soon she tired of the quiet of the Hidden City and wished for the open plains and to hunt with her cousins again. Turgon let her go, but she never reached her destiny because her escort was attacked and she got lost in the woods of Nan Elmoth, home of Eöl the dark elf. He made her his wife and she bore him a son, whom she called Lómion, and whom Eöl named Maeglin. His husband never let her leave the house they lived in and she longed for her people more with every passing day. She told stories to her son about them; and soon he too longed to meet his family come from across the seas. Mother and son, one they they stole some horses and went looking again for Turgon's city. But Eöl followed them, angry and betrayed; and once she found them, unwilling to have his son be parted from him, and in front of the King he tried to kill his own son, but Aredhel threw herself in front of the poisoned dard and died.
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Zeonista Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
This is one of the best pictures of the White Lady that I have ever seen. :)
shyangell Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Though I don't like her exactly her sort of arrogance-tragedy is very compelling to me... she was an easy design, so thank you. :)
Zeonista Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
It's amazing though how many people fail to get the simple things down, ensuring that their complex patterns & schemes don't work out. (I am not speaking from experience, I swear! :D) Some of Tolkien's heroes & heroines took a long time to find their Wyrd, to use an old term. Some of them took the shortcut to it. ;)
finarphin Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
I like it.
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NordicLynx Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful. I can't believe I haven't faved it before. I thought I had, but obviously not.... Oh, well, problem solved :)
shyangell Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the fav :+favlove: then!
NordicLynx Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome ;)
whitetree-nimloth Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
One of your best so far, I think. I'd recognize her even without the title. The White Lady, in the dark woods of Eol...
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