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Dates
Went into the West three ages (very roughly 3,500 years) before the first rising of the Sun
Race
Divisions
Vanyar, Noldor and a part of the Teleri
Settlements
Pronunciation
tare'ldar
Meaning
Other names

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Tareldar

The High Elves

Eldar
Elves of the Great Journey
Vanyar
Light Elves
Noldor
Deep-elves
Teleri
The Third Clan
Falmari
Teleri of Aman
Sindar
Grey-elves of Beleriand
Nandor
Followers of Lenwë

The major divisions of the Eldar. Those branches shown in bold text comprised the Tareldar or High Elves, the Elves who completed the Great Journey to Aman.

The Elvish name typically translated as 'High Elves', referring to those of the Eldar who passed across the Great Sea and dwelt in Valinor while it was still bathed in the Light of the Trees. The Tareldar were divided into Three Kindreds: the Vanyar, the Noldor and the Teleri. After the Darkening of Valinor, many of the Noldor chose to exile themselves from Valinor in pursuit of the Silmarils, and thus High Elves could be found in Middle-earth even at the end of the Third Age.


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