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Dates
I 320 1 to I 510 (190 years)
Race
Division
Sindar (through his father) and Noldor (though his mother)
Culture
Pronunciation
my'glin (with the first syllable pronounced just as the English word 'my')
Meaning
'Sharp Glance'
Other names

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Maeglin

The betrayer of Gondolin

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Maeglin

The son of Eöl and Aredhel Ar-Feiniel; he escaped his father's halls in Nan Elmoth with his mother, and came with her to Gondolin. Many years later, he was captured by the spies of Morgoth and betrayed the city.


Notes

1

The year of Maeglin's birth is taken from The Grey Annals in The War of the Jewels, volume 11 of The History of Middle-earth.

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