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Dates
Morwen lived between I 4431 - I 501 (58 years)
Race
Division
Culture
Family
Descended from the House of Bëor; married into the House of Hador
Settlements
A homestead in the southern regions of Dor-lómin
Meaning
Given as the equivalent2 of Elvish Eledhwen
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Elfsheen

A surname of Morwen

A name given to Morwen, the daughter of Baragund, who wedded Húrin and became the mother of Túrin and Niënor. 'Elfsheen' is a loose translation of her Elvish surname, Eledhwen. The 'sheen' of her title is a reference to the glint in Morwen's eyes that was said to mirror the light seen in the eyes of the Elves.


Notes

1

The date of Morwen's birth appears on a genealogical chart in volume XI of The History of Middle-earth. It is not therefore strictly canonical, but the date of I 443 fits well with other established events.

2

Morwen's surname Eledhwen literally means 'Elf-maiden', though she was not in fact an Elf. The '-sheen' element of the translated form 'Elfsheen' was said to refer to the Elf-like glint in Morwen's eyes.

See also...

Eledhwen

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