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The Silmarillion chapters
  1. Ainulindalë
  2. Valaquenta
  3. Quenta Silmarillion
    1. Of the Beginning of Days
    2. Of Aulë and Yavanna
    3. Of the Coming of the Elves
    4. Of Thingol and Melian
    5. Of Eldamar
    6. Of Fëanor
    7. Of the Silmarils
    8. Of the Darkening of Valinor
    9. Of the Flight of the Ñoldor
    10. Of the Sindar
    11. Of the Sun and Moon
    12. Of Men
    13. Of the Return of the Ñoldor
    14. Of Beleriand and its Realms
    15. Of the Ñoldor in Beleriand
    16. Of Maeglin
    17. Of the Coming of Men into the West
    18. Of the Ruin of Beleriand
    19. Of Beren and Lúthien
    20. Of the Fifth Battle
    21. Of Túrin Turambar
    22. Of the Ruin of Doriath
    23. Of Tuor and the Fall of Gondolin
    24. Of the Voyage of Eärendil
  4. Akallabêth
  5. Of the Rings of Power

Of Thingol and Melian is the fourth chapter of the Quenta Silmarillion which is the third part of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Silmarillion.


Melian was a Maia, one of the Ainur, and her singing was renowned in Valinor. She went to Middle-earth to fill the silence with her voice and the songs of birds.

At this time, the hosts of the Ñoldor and the Teleri were separated by forests, and Elwë went often through the forests to visit his friend Finwë. It was during this time that he heard the singing of Melian, and—enchanted and forgetful of his purpose—he followed the sound until he came upon her in a clearing in Nan Elmoth. Enamored by her, he took her hand, and a spell was set upon him that they stood together for many years, during which he forgot his people and abided with her.

The people of Elwë sought him but did not find him, and Olwë his brother then took the kingship of the Teleri and led them to Aman. Even though Elwë had formerly been an emissary to Valinor he never returned there, and he and Melian became king and queen of Doriath. His people were the Sindar—the Grey Elves—and they were known for Melian's power and the fact that, of all the Sindar, Elwë alone had seen the light of the Trees. In later years, he became known by the Sindarin name Elu Thingol.


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Foreign Language Translated name
Afrikaans Oor Thingol en Melian
Albanian Rreth Thingol dhe Melian
Arabic حول ثينجول و ميلايان
Armenian Թինգոլ եւ Մելիան մասին
Azerbaijani Thingol və Melian haqqında
Basque Thingol eta Melian buruz
Belarusian Cyrillic Аб Тінгол і Меліан
Bosnian O Thingol i Melian
Breton Eus Thingol ha Melian
Bulgarian Cyrillic За Тингол и Мелиан
Catalan Sobre Thingol i Mèlian
Chinese 关于庭葛與美麗安
Cornish A-dro Thingol hag Melian
Corsican Di Beren è Lúthien
Croatian O Thingol i Melian
Czech O Thingol a Melian
Danish Thingol og Melian
Dutch Over Thingel en Melian
Esperanto De Thingol kaj Melian
Estonian Umbes Thingol ja Melian
Faroese Um Thingol og Melian
Fijian Me baleta na Thingol kei na Melian
Finnish Noin Thingol ja Melian
French La Thingol et Melian
Galician Sobre Thingol e Melian
Georgian შესახებ თჰინგოლი და მელიანი
German Von Thingol und Melian
Greek Σχετικά με Θίνγκολ και Μέλιαν
Gujarati વિશે થિંગોલ અને મેલિઅન
Haitian Creole De Thingol ak Melian
Hebrew על תינגול ו מליאן
Hindi बारे में और मेलिअन के बारे में
Hungarian Ról Thingol és Melian
Icelandic Um Thingol og Melian
Indonesian Tentang Thingol dan Melian
Irish Gaelic Maidir Thingol agus Melian
Italian Di Thingol e Melian
Javanese Prakawis Thingol lan Melian
Kannada ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಥಿಂಗಲ್ ಮತ್ತು ಮೆಲಿಯನ್
Kazakh Туралы Тһінгол пен Меліан (Cyrillic) Twralı Thingol pen Melian (Latin)
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Жөнүнд Тhингол жана Мэлиан
Latin De Thingol et Melian
Latvian Par Thingol un Melian
Lithuanian Apie Thingol ir Melian
Luxembourgish On Thingol a Melian
Macedonian Cyrillic За Тингол и Мелиан
Malagasy Momba an'i Thingol sy Melian
Malaysian Tentang Thingol dan Melian
Maltese Dwar Thingol u Melian
Maori Mō Thingol me Melian
Nepalese बारेमा थिन्कोल र मेलिअन
Norwegian Om Thingol og Melian
Persian درباره تینگول و ملیان
Polish O Thingol i Meliana
Portuguese De Thingol e Melian
Romanian Despre Thingol și Melian
Romansh Da Thingol e Melian
Russian О Тинголе и Мелиан
Samoan E uiga i Thingol ma le Melian
Serbian О Тингол и Мелиан (Cyrillic) O Tingol i Melian (Latin)
Scottish Gaelic Mu dheidhinn Thingol agus Melian
Sinhalese ගැන ථින්කොල් සහ මෙලිඅන්
Slovak O Thingol a Melian
Slovenian O Thingol in Melian
Spanish De Thingol y Melian
Sundanese Kira-kira Thingol jeung Melian
Swahili Kuhusu Thingol na Melian
Swedish Om Thingol och Melian
Tajik Cyrillic Аз Тҳингол ва Мелиан
Tamil பற்றி திண்கொள் மற்றும் மெலிஅந்
Turkish Thingol ve Melian hakkında
Ukrainian Cyrillic Про Тінґола і Меліан
Uzbek Тҳингол ва Мелиан ҳақида (Cyrillic) Thingol va Melian haqida (Latin)
Vietnamese Giới Thingol và Melian
Welsh Amdanom Thingol a Melian
Yoruba Nipa Thingol ati Melian
Yiddish וועגן טהינגאָל און מעליאַנאַ