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Quendi
(All Elves)
Eldar
Vanyar
Noldor
Teleri
Falmari
Sindar
Nandor
Avari

The main branches of the Elves, with the branches that formed the Elves of the Light shown in bold text. All of the Vanyar and Noldor went into the West, but only a part of the Teleri completed the Great Journey, becoming known as the Falmari.

Those Elves known as the Calaquendi, who had looked on the light of the Two Trees of Valinor before their Darkening. These were the Vanyar, the Noldor and that part of the Teleri that had travelled West from Middle-earth. Elu Thingol was also considered an Elf of the Light, because although he never completed the Great Journey, he had travelled to Valinor and back before the Eldar set out from Cuiviénen.


See also...

Calaquendi, Light-elves

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