Just some cool facts on Gil Galad....

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    dwarf tosser "What the Deuce?"

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    Gil-Galad

    Ereinion. "Scions of Kings" Noldor.

    Gil-Galad "Star of radiance"

    The last of the mighty Elven Kings.

    Son of Fingon, and the last male descendants of Finwë except Elrond.

    Born in F.A.year ?. ( Not before 418. He is told to be a Young Boy in 467. See bottom Related Links : Marriage among Elves.) Died in S.A.3441.

    Father to : No children.

    No records of a wife.

    The name Ereinion was given to him because of his helm, mail and shield overlaid with silver and set with a device of white stars, it shone afar like a star in sunlight or moonlight and could be seen at a great distance if he stood upon a height. His spear was named Aeglos.

    1 Age.

    F.A.467. Gil-Galad was as young boy send to the Havens at the Mouth of Sirion.

    F.A.511. Gil-Galad was named high-King of all the remaining Noldor in Beleriand in Nan-Tathren after the fall of Gondolin and death of Turgon in F.A.510.

    F.A.532. From the Mouth of Sirion Gil-Galad moved to the Isle of Balar where Cirdan and the survivors of Eglarest and Brithombar lived and from here they came too late, to aid the survivors of Gondolin and Doriath when the remaining sons of Fëanor attacked the Havens in the Third Kinslaying in an attempt to grab the Silmaril Elwing held.

    F.A.545-550. Gathering of Elves under Eonwë and preparing for the War of Wrath.

    F.A.550-587. The War of Wrath where Angband was unroofed, Melkor outrusted and the last two Silmarils regained.

    F.A.587-590. Preparing of the ships and movement after the War of Wrath ended.

    F.A.590 - S.A.1. The world was reshaped and Beleriand drowned benieth Belegaer. Cirdan and Gil-Galad established the realm Lindon and the Grey Havens in the Gulf of Lhun and Gil-Galad was reconized as the Lord of Lindon.

    2 Age.

    S.A.1 - 600. There is peace in Middle-Earth.

    S.A.600. In this year the first ship from Númenor, upon the western wind, came into the Gulf of Lhun in spring. This ship was Entulasse and its captain was Veantur, He was much welcomed in Lindon by Gil-Galad and Cirdan who was thrilled to see and hear from Númenor. On later journeys Veantur brought Aldarion, the son and heir of Meneldur, King of Númenor with him. Between Gil-Galad and Aldarion grew a close friendship and Aldarion thaugt Gil-Galad the tongue of Númenor.

    S.A.750. At the end of those years rumours about evil in Mirkwood began to spread around. Galadriel and Celeborn who lived at the lake Nenuial moved Eastward and settled in Eregion.

    S.A.882. Gil-Galad sent a letter with Aldarion back to Númenor to Meneldur his father and King of Númenor. In that letter Gil-Galad asked for help and aid to contest the growing evil. He deemed that his own people and the inhabitants of Middle-Earth was not capable to withstand it for much longer. Any major help was never send in the reign of Meneldur since he desided that it was no matter for him to resolve and he resigned and passed his office to Aldarion. Aldarion returned to Middle-Earth and to Gil-Galad but with no great armament and army, why not is not clear, maybe the Númenorian people was`nt ready and even so Númenor would have to build a great fleet to transfer any larger army. I guess this was the case. Aldarion returned with what he could bring and returned to Númenor with timber for ships. At least it is known that for the next 18 years Aldarion was not much in Númenor but travelled the sea.

    S.A.1200. Sauron is spreading his lies, sowing seeds of evil and in secret trying to gather forces and build up his strength, he comes as Atanatar; the Giver of Gifts to Eregion and Lindon but Gil-Galad refused to treat with him but the smiths in the Elvish realm Ost-in-Edhil in Eregion are won over and deals with him despite the counsel of Galadriel and Celeborn.

    S.A.1600-1693. The evil escalates, Sauron shows his true face and finally in 1693 he had prepared for his invasion of Eriador. He attacks through Calenardhon and Elrond is send as commander of a force to stop him at Sarn Ford but Sauron turns North and invades Eregion. Eregion is lost.

    S.A.1695. Gil-Galad sends messages to Númenor for help and Tar-Minastir sends out at great navy under Admiral Ciryatur but it was delayed and did not reach the coast of Middle-Earth until 1700, at that time Sauron had all Eriador save besieged Imladris and he had reached the line of River Lhun where Gil-Galad desperatly defended the Grey Havens. With the aid and reinforcement of Númenor Sauron was beaten and fleed back to Mordor.

    S.A.1701 - 3320. There are relatively peace in the Westlands, Sauron are occupied with thoughts about the Númenorians and is extending his pover Eastwards.

    S.A.3320. Elendil arrives in Lindon while his sons Isildur and Anarion landed at the Mouth of Anduin after the Fall of Númenor. Sauron returned to Mordor.

    S.A.3430. Elendil and Gil-Galad forms the Last Alliance to counter and finally destroy Sauron and the next year they gather in Imladris.

    S.A.3431-3434. The Alliance spent 3 years to prepare, training, smithying weapons and plans and Gil-Galad becomes head-commander.

    S.A.3434. This year the host crosses Hithaeglir, marching towards Dagorlad where the first battles are fought and Sauron defeated. Sauron retreats to his fortress Barad-Dûr and the seven year long siege begins.

    S.A.3441. Hard pressed comes Sauron forth and is overtrown but Gil-Galad is slain too.


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    to much to read but cool nunthe less
     
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    finrod Born to woe.

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    I remember Tolkien finally having gg as the son of Orodreth with the first name of Finnelach or Rodnor. JRR wrote it down before he died but for some reason christopher didn't have the acces to all his father's papers when completing the silm.

    the whole story as it is written in ''the peoples of middle-earth'' is quite a long one and I do not have the time to type it down here but the last words of christopher on the subject were:

    ''much closer analysis of the admittedly extremely complex material than I had made twenty years ago makes it clear that GG as the son of Fingon was an ephemeral idea''
     
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    Calarustithil Smith of Gondolin

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    If you accept GG as descendant from Fingolfin there is a cool parallel. GG died battling Sauron and Fingolfin died in combat with Morgoth, also GG's spear Aeglos means icicle, and Fingolfin had Ringil, which was said to glitter like ice.