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Dwelt in Aman during the Years of the Trees1
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Family
Daughter of Mahtan and wife to Fëanor
Pronunciation
nai'rdanel ('ai' as in English 'air')

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  • Updated 10 November 2013
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Nerdanel

The spouse of Fëanor

The wife of Fëanor and mother of his seven Sons; she was of gentler mood than her fiery spouse, and sought always to temper his deeds with wisdom.


Notes

1

The published Silmarillion tells us nothing of the fate of Nerdanel, but The History of Middle-earth gives us a little more information. There we're told that she became estranged from Fëanor before he left Aman for Middle-earth, and that she remained behind after the Exile of he Noldor (indeed, she did what she could to restrain Fëanor from leaving).

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