This week on So, You Want to Read Tolkien, we discuss Chapter 14 and 15 of the Silmarillion.

Chapter 14 – Of Beleriand and It’s Realms

Please just look at these maps. Nothing happens.

Chapter 15 – Of the Noldor in Beleriand


  • Turgon – son of Fingolfin, brother Fingon, etc.
  • Idril aka Celebrindal – Turgon’s daughter. She’s important later because of the men involved in her life. Of course.
  • Galadriel – Daughter of Finarfin, the Noldor lord who stayed in Valinor.
  • ”Sons of Finarfin” – Finrod – Lord of Nargothrond
  •  Angrod


  • Melian – Maiar, Thingol’s wife
  • Thingol – King of Doriath
  • Cirdan – Lord of the Havens


  • Ulmo – Valar of the sea, seems to be breaking the whole “we are notting getting involved” proclamation. Still upset about Manwe dumping him for a woman I guess.
  • Morgoth – The big bad

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