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Elf of Nargothrond, a minor character in Tolkien's book The Silmarillion. He rode forth against Morgoth in the Dagor Bragollach but fell and was captured. He was then paraded in front of the elves at the Nirnaeth Arnoediad by orcs, and was slain. This served the intended purpose of provoking the elves, led by his brother Gwindor, to attack prematurely, beginning the disaster which was this battle.
Morgoth often enslaved elves and apparently set them to work in Angband, although some, including Gwindor, later escaped.
by Andy May 11, 2004