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===Prelude===
 
===Prelude===
   
When [[Maedhros]] and [[Maglor]] heard that [[Elwing]] had survived the [[Second Sack of Doriath|fall of Doriath]] and had the [[Silmaril]] and was keeping it at the [[Havens of Sirion]], they prepared an army to attack the haven and take the Silmaril by force.
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When [[Maedhros]] and [[Maglor]] heard that [[Elwing]] had survived the [[Second Sack of Doriath|fall of Doriath]] and was keeping the [[Silmaril]] at the [[Havens of Sirion]], they prepared an army to attack the Havens and take the Silmaril by force.
   
 
===The Battle===
 
===The Battle===
   
What little resistance there was was useless as there was great confusion and treachery, the Havens were completely destroyed and all survivors of the ruined Elven realms of Middle-earth were slain. The only ones who survived were Elwing who was able to escape with the help of [[Ulmo]] and out to her husband [[Eärendil]] who was out at [[Belegaer|sea]] on his [[ship]], the [[Vingilotë]], and their two sons, [[Elros]] and [[Elrond]] whom [[Maglor]] adopted as if they were his own.
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When the sons of Fëanor attacked there was great confusion and treachery. [[Amrod]] and [[Amras]] died in the battle, but the Havens were destroyed and practically all those who had survived the ruined Elven realm of Doriath were slain. The only survivors of the battle among the defenders were Elwing and her two sons, [[Elros]] and [[Elrond]]. With the help of [[Ulmo]], Elwing was able to escape and reach her husband [[Eärendil]], who was out at [[Belegaer|sea]] on his [[ship]], the [[Vingilotë]]. The brothers spared the lives of the two boys, [[Elros]] and [[Elrond]], and [[Maglor]] grew fond of them and treated them almost as if they were his own.
   
 
===Consequences===
 
===Consequences===
   
The battle left Maedhros and Maglor the only remaining sons of Fëanor left alive in Middle-earth as the [[Twins in Tolkien's Mythology|twins]] [[Amrod]] and [[Amras]] also fell in the battle, nor did they seem to have any followers left as well. It was stated by [[Eönwë]], the herald of [[Manwë]] that because of these evil deeds the remaining Sons of Fëanor had lost all right to the Silmarils.<ref>''[[The Silmarillion]]: [[Quenta Silmarillion]], "[[Of the Voyage of Eärendil and the War of Wrath]]"''</ref>
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With the deaths of Amrod and Amras, Maedhros and Maglor were the only remaining sons of Fëanor left alive in Middle-earth, nor did they seem to have any followers left. [[Eönwë]], the herald of [[Manwë]], declared that because of these evil deeds the remaining Sons of Fëanor had lost all right to the Silmarils.<ref>''[[The Silmarillion]], [[Quenta Silmarillion]],'' Chapter XXIV: "[[Of the Voyage of Eärendil and the War of Wrath]]"</ref>
   
 
==References==
 
==References==
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Revision as of 05:16, January 21, 2014

For a list of other occurrences, see Kinslaying (disambiguation).

The Third Kinslaying was the third, last, and cruelest of the slayings of Elf by Elf by the Sons of Fëanor.

History

Prelude

When Maedhros and Maglor heard that Elwing had survived the fall of Doriath and was keeping the Silmaril at the Havens of Sirion, they prepared an army to attack the Havens and take the Silmaril by force.

The Battle

When the sons of Fëanor attacked there was great confusion and treachery. Amrod and Amras died in the battle, but the Havens were destroyed and practically all those who had survived the ruined Elven realm of Doriath were slain. The only survivors of the battle among the defenders were Elwing and her two sons, Elros and Elrond. With the help of Ulmo, Elwing was able to escape and reach her husband Eärendil, who was out at sea on his ship, the Vingilotë. The brothers spared the lives of the two boys, Elros and Elrond, and Maglor grew fond of them and treated them almost as if they were his own.

Consequences

With the deaths of Amrod and Amras, Maedhros and Maglor were the only remaining sons of Fëanor left alive in Middle-earth, nor did they seem to have any followers left. Eönwë, the herald of Manwë, declared that because of these evil deeds the remaining Sons of Fëanor had lost all right to the Silmarils.[1]

References

  1. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XXIV: "Of the Voyage of Eärendil and the War of Wrath"

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