Aegnor was a Ñoldorin Elf, the third son of Finarfin, elder brother of Galadriel, younger brother of Finrod Felagund and Angrod and lord of the Ñoldor of Dorthonion in the First Age.


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Aegnor first meets Andreth, by Szilvia Szarvas

Aegnor was born in Tirion sometime during the Noontide of Valinor.[3] When Fëanor spoke in Tirion, Aegnor was moved by his words as was his brother but neither spoke against their father; however, he and his brothers followed the host of the Ñoldor to Middle-earth.[4] When the Ñoldor returned to Middle-earth, he together with Angrod held the northern slopes of the highlands of Dorthonion against Morgoth throughout the time of the Siege of Angband.[5]

Aegnor never married but he was in love with the Bëorian wise-woman Andreth, and she returned his feelings. They spent much time discussing Men and Elves and their fates in the world, which are fully explained in the Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth. However, it was wartime and he did not make his intentions towards her clear enough. He was killed along with his brother soon after when Morgoth broke the Siege at the start of Dagor Bragollach in FA 455.[2]

Aegnor and Andreth by Filat

Aegnor with his love, Andreth, by Filat


The name Aegnor is a Sindarin form of his Quenya name Aikanár or Aikanáro, meaning "Sharp Flame" or "Fell Fire".[6]

House of Finarfin

House of Finarfin


Other versions of the legendarium

In the early versions of Tolkien's legendarium (see The History of Middle-earth), a character named Egnor appears. In some of the earliest stories (see: The Book of Lost Tales), this was the name of the father of Beren (who then was a Ñoldorin elf, not a Man as in later writings). It is far from certain if this Egnor was the same character.


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Foreign Language Translated name
Amharic ዓአግኖር ?
Arabic إيعنور ?
Armenian Աեգնոր
Belarusian Cyrillic Аегнор
Bengali আএগ্নর
Bulgarian Cyrillic Аегнор
Chinese (Hong Kong) 艾格諾爾
Georgian აეგნორ
Greek Αεγνορ
Gujarati આએગ્નોર
Hebrew איגנור
Hindi आएग्नोर
Japanese アイグノール
Kannada ಆಎಗ್ನೊರ್
Kazakh Аегнор (Cyrillic) Aegnor (Latin)
Korean 아에그노르
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Аэгнор
Macedonian Cyrillic Аегнор
Marathi अएग्नोर
Mongolian Cyrillic Аегнор
Nepalese आएग्नोर
Pashto آېګنور ?
Persian آئگنور
Punjabi ਆਏਗ੍ਨੋਰ
Russian Аэгнор
Sanskrit आएग्नोर्
Serbian Аегнор (Cyrillic) Aegnor (Latin)
Sinhalese ආඑඥොර්
Tajik Cyrillic Аегнор
Tamil ஆஎக்நொர்
Telugu ఆఎగ్నొర
Ukrainian Cyrillic Аеґнор
Urdu ایگرار
Uzbek Аегнор (Cyrillic) Aegnor (Latin)
Yiddish אַעגנאָר


  1. Beren and Lúthien
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XVIII: "Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin"
  3. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter V: "Of Eldamar and the Princes of the Eldalië"
  4. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter IX: "Of the Flight of the Noldor"
  5. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XIV: "Of Beleriand and its Realms"
  6. The Silmarillion, Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin names
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