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'''Elmo''' is in some writings the younger brother of [[Thingol|Elwë/Thingol]] and [[Olwë]].
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'''Elmo''' was in some writings the younger brother of [[Thingol|Elwë/Thingol]] and [[Olwë]].
   
Elmo is only mentioned in the ''[[Unfinished Tales]]'' in discussions on [[Galadriel]] and [[Celeborn]]. Because Celeborn is in ''[[the Silmarillion]]'' presented as a "kinsman of Thingol", [[Tolkien]] wished to develop this family link. One of his solutions was to establish Celeborn as the grandson of Elmo, a non-important brother of Elwë who remained behind when Elwë was lost, becoming one of the [[Sindar]] of [[Doriath]]. In this conception Elmo has a son named [[Galadhon]], who in turn sired Celeborn and another son named [[Galathil]], who was the father of Queen [[Nimloth]] of Doriath.
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Elmo was only mentioned in the ''[[Unfinished Tales]]'' in discussions on [[Galadriel]] and [[Celeborn]]. Because Celeborn was in ''[[the Silmarillion]]'' presented as a "kinsman of Thingol", [[Tolkien]] wished to develop this family link. One of his solutions was to establish Celeborn as the grandson of Elmo, a non-important brother of Elwë who remained behind when Elwë was lost, becoming one of the [[Sindar]] of [[Doriath]]. In this conception Elmo had a son named [[Galadhon]], who in turn sired Celeborn and another son named [[Galathil]], who was the father of Queen [[Nimloth]] of Doriath.
   
 
In writings which appear to be later than the one discussed above, Celeborn is made into a [[Teleri]]n elf, and a relative of Olwë of [[Valinor]] instead, but this was not further developed or published.
 
In writings which appear to be later than the one discussed above, Celeborn is made into a [[Teleri]]n elf, and a relative of Olwë of [[Valinor]] instead, but this was not further developed or published.

Revision as of 11:13, January 2, 2014

Elmo was in some writings the younger brother of Elwë/Thingol and Olwë.

Elmo was only mentioned in the Unfinished Tales in discussions on Galadriel and Celeborn. Because Celeborn was in the Silmarillion presented as a "kinsman of Thingol", Tolkien wished to develop this family link. One of his solutions was to establish Celeborn as the grandson of Elmo, a non-important brother of Elwë who remained behind when Elwë was lost, becoming one of the Sindar of Doriath. In this conception Elmo had a son named Galadhon, who in turn sired Celeborn and another son named Galathil, who was the father of Queen Nimloth of Doriath.

In writings which appear to be later than the one discussed above, Celeborn is made into a Telerin elf, and a relative of Olwë of Valinor instead, but this was not further developed or published.

It therefore remains uncertain if Elmo would have remained in the Middle-earth legendarium.


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