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Dates
Born in Aman during the Years of the Trees; slain in the assault on Menegroth c. I 505
Race
Division
Settlements
In Middle-earth, Caranthir settled in Thargelion, a region that thus became known as Dor Caranthir ('Land of Caranthir')
Family
Pronunciation
cara'ntheer ('th' pronounced as in 'cloth')
Meaning
From an original form Cranthir, meaning 'ruddy-faced'1
Titles
The Dark

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Caranthir

The fourth son of Fëanor

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The seven Sons of Fëanor

The fourth son of Fëanor, who dwelt in Thargelion in the east of Beleriand. He was slain in the assault of the Sons of Fëanor on Menegroth.


Notes

1

'Ruddy-faced' is doubtless a reference to Caranthir's famously quick and furious temper.

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