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Finrod Felagund: His Life, Influence and Legacy

Luna's sixth Call for Papers, Not the Fellowship. Dragons Welcome! is now in pre-order and will be released on Tuesday 14th of June. Artwork, by Jay Johnstone. Here is a chance to discover the 11 brilliant papers you will find in the book, in reverse order of appearance.

Today, we would like to introduce you to Angela P Nicholas, presenting the paper: "Finrod Felagund: His Life, Influence and Legacy"


This article looks at the life and character of the First-Age Elf Finrod Felagund of the House of Finarfin. It explores his deep friendship with Men, his views on relationships between the two races and his influence (positive and negative) on his contemporaries, as well as his role in helping to bring about the first Elf/Mortal marriage, by sacrificing his own life in order to save that of Beren. It is also a study of how Finrod’s beliefs and attitudes lived on after his demise, influencing events and behaviour throughout the Second, Third and early Fourth Ages. There is particular emphasis on the significance of his younger sister Galadriel who remained in Middle-earth right up to the end of the Third Age perpetuating her brother’s legacy. Finally, recognition is given to Finrod’s part in the ennoblement of the race of Men prior to the departure of the Elves.

About Angela P Nicholas:

Angela Nicholas graduated in Latin at London University (Royal Holloway College) in 1971 and subsequently gained post-graduate qualifications in Librarianship and Information Technology. She is now retired after a career first in higher education as a librarian, and then in local government as an IT specialist.

In 1973 a friend persuaded her to read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings thereby triggering a lasting interest in J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth writing. She is the author of Aragorn: J.R.R. Tolkien's Undervalued Hero (2nd edition, Luna Press, 2017), a work which arose from her dissatisfaction with the portrayal of Aragorn in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings films. She also contributed a chapter to Music in Tolkien's Work and Beyond (edited by Julian Eilmann and Friedhelm Schneidewind, Walking Tree Publishers, 2019).

Angela has lived in Portsmouth (UK) for many years with husband, Chris MacArthur, and various feline companions. As well as a shared enthusiasm for Tolkien and cats she and Chris enjoy the countryside and do regular local walks, as well as going on walking holidays further afield.

They are also members of the 1745 Association, a historical society whose aims are to study the Jacobite Movement and preserve the memories of those involved in it.

Not the Fellowship. Dragons Welcome!


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