Quenya: spirit of fire

Son of Finw and Mriel, prince of the Noldor, most skillful, he made the Silmarils and invented the Fanorian alphabet called the Tengwar of Fanor.

In the Noontide of the Blessed Realm, The eldest son of Finw, High King of the Noldor was born in Eldamar at Tirion. His name was Curufinw, but his mother Miriel? called him Fanor meaning Spirit of Fire. Fanor drained so much of his mothers spirit at his birth that she soon after passed into the Halls of Mandos.

Fanor was tall, and fair of face, and masterful, his eyes piercingly bright and his hair raven-dark; Few ever change his courses by council and none by force.

Fanor married Nerdanel daughter of Mahtan The Smith, Nerdanel strength was in understanding minds and not mastery. She bore Fanor seven son,the Sons of Fanor, some of her sons shared her temperment, but some leand to their father. Mahtan taught Fanor stone and metal work.

All was well until Finw married Indis the Vanyar. Fanor could not abide having to share the love of his father with anyone. Very little love did Fanor have for Indis' sons Fingolfin and Finarfin.

And they mourned not more for the death of the Trees then for the marring of Fanor: of the works of Melkor one of the most evil. For Fanor was made the mightiest in all parts of the body and the mind, in valour, in endurance, in beauty, in understanding,in skill, in strenght and in subtlety alike, of all the Children of Ilvatar, and a bright flame was in him. The works of wonder for the glory of Arda the he might otherwise have wrought only Manw might in some measure conceive.
The Silmarillion


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