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Dates
Eregion existed between II 750 and II 1697 (947 years)
Race
Division
Mainly Noldor
Culture
Settlements
Headquartered at the House of the Mírdain at Ost-in-Edhil in Eregion
Pronunciation
gwy'th-ee-mee'rdine1
Meaning
Other names

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A brotherhood formed by Celebrimbor and the other master-craftsmen of Eregion. They were said to be the most skilled artisans to have worked since the time of Fëanor himself (who was indeed Celebrimbor's grandfather). Their skill was subverted by Sauron, in the guise of Annatar the Lord of Gifts, who turned their abilities to the making of the Rings of Power.


Notes

1

In Elvish, the ai sound is pronounced somewhat like the English word 'eye'. So, 'gwyth' represents the fact that Elvish gwaith, 'people', contains this vowel sound, followed by a soft 'th' as in English 'cloth'. Similarly, the last syllable of Mírdain, 'Jewel-smiths', is pronounced like the English word 'dine'.

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