(redirection from Elves of the Twilight)

Quenya: grey-ones, sing.: Sinda

Grey-elves, those of the Eldar who did not complete the GreatJourney and remained in Beleriand (and thus never saw the light of the TwoTrees in Valinor).

Before the Sun, the world was broad and (apparently) flat. Far in the east it was dark, and in Aman in the west the TwoTrees lit up the world.

In between, on the west coasts of Middle-earth, the eldar lived in a perpetual "twilight"; the distant Trees lit up their world with a continuous grey dusk. Hence they were also called "GreyElves" or "Elves of the Twilight".


Some detailes
The Free People of the Sindar at the start of the {First Age}?

(“The Silmarillion&#8221)

“Now as has been told the power of Elw and Melian increased in Middle-earth, and all the Elves of Beleriand, from the mariners of Crdan to the wandering hunters of the Blue Mountains beyond the River Gelion, owned Elw as their lord; Elu Thingol he was called, King Greymantle, in the tongue of his people. They are called the Sindar, the Grey-elves of starlit Beleriandand although they were Moriquendi, under the lordship of Thingol and the teaching of Melian they became the fairest and the most wise and skilful of all the Elves of Middle-earth.”

In friendship and cooperation between the peoples of the Sindar and the Dwarves, the amazing Menegroth had been established as the chief city of the Kingdom of Elu-Thingol?..

“That was the fairest dwelling of any king that has ever been east of the Sea.

"And when the building of Menegroth was achieved, and there was peace in the realm of Thingol and Melian, the Naugrim yet came ever and anon over the mountains and went in traffic about the lands; but they went seldom to the Falas, for they hated the sound of the sea and feared to look upon it. To Beleriand there came no other rumour or tidings of the world without.”

Moreover, in constant battle with the evil creatures of Melkor, the Sindar, with the help of the Dwarves, mastered the skill of armoury.

“At this time therefore the Sindar were well-armed, and they drove off all creatures of evil, and had peace again; but Thingol's armouries were stored with axes and with spears and swords, and tall helms, and long coats of bright mail; for the hauberks of the Dwarves were so fashioned that they rusted not but shone ever as if they were new-burnished. And that proved well for Thingol in the time that was to come.”

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