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Moriquendi

The Dark Elves

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

The main branches of the Moriquendi or Dark Elves are shown here in bold text. In addition to the Avari who refused the summons of the Valar, at least two divisions of the Teleri also remained in Middle-earth: the Sindar and the Nandor. There is a single exception not shown above: King Elu Thingol of the Sindar travelled to Valinor and then returned; he is therefore counted among the Calaquendi rather than the Moriquendi.

Called the Dark Elves, those of the Elves who never saw the light of the Two Trees of Valinor, including the Avari, the Nandor and the Sindar. The Sindarin king Elu Thingol, however, was not accounted among the Moriquendi, as he had travelled to Valinor before returning to Middle-earth.


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