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Finduilas Faelivrin by shyangell Finduilas Faelivrin by shyangell
People: Noldor
Father: Orodreth (Ondarato) Second King of Nagothrond
Mother: ¿?
Husband: None
Children: None
Siblings: Ereinion Gil-Galad (Rodnor) ¿?

(note that the family relations here expounded are a mix of the Silmarillion verse and the later notes of Professor Tolkien, as in the Silmarillion Finduilas is quite clearly the daughter of Orodreth and it is the clearer parentage she has; and on the other hands in later works she appears as the plausible sister of High King Gil-Galad when he stems form the House of Finarfin, contrary to the genealogies of the Silmarillion).

Fiduilas Faelivrín was an elven princess of tragic fate. Even if by some versions of the mythos she is Orodreth's daughter and Finrod Felagund's niece, in some, she is Angrod's grandaughter, and sometimes even Gil-Galad's sister (when he belongs to the house of Finarfin), she always remains the princess of Nagothrond and the gentle elven princess who falls helplessly in love with Túrin Turambar even against her better judgement and dies in the sack of Nagothrond. The insecapable nature of her love for the tempestuous mortal man, and her inability to reciprocate the love her friend Gwindor has for her, even if she wishes she could change circumstances, make her story tragic long before orcs take her captive and slay her in the sack of the acient Halls of Felagund. As she is taken away she calls for Turin, who stands paralyzed in a trance in front of the dragon Glaurung and does not hear her, and cannot rescue her; and it spells her doom.
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KingFrankV Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
love everthing about it!Doesn;t Tuor and Finduilas remind you of Romeo and juliet?
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shyangell Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah... only I don't like him very much. He's too self-centered all the time.
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NordicLynx Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! the art nouveau-style is so fitting for the elves
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shyangell Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanky you! :) That's because it looks old and fresh both I think.
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whitetree-nimloth Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
The colours are beautiful. I like the waves in the background.
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shyangell Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! It was impromptu after choosing the dress colour :)
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tirldar Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
I really like this! And the blurb/description is very fitting as well. Poor Finduilas.
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shyangell Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, poor Finduilas... :) Thank you!
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AnabelG Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
Lovely! :love:
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shyangell Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :)
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