Celegorm Turcafinwë was the third son of Fëanor and Nerdanel. He was known to be a great huntsman, and a friend of the Vala Oromë. From Oromë he learned great skill of birds and beasts, and could understand a number of their languages. He had brought with him from Valinor the great hound Huan, a gift from Oromë.
Born in Valinor during the Noontide of Valinor, Celegorm was very close to Oromë and hunted with him in his woods. After the death his grandfather, Celegorm, along with his father and brothers took an oath to recover them at any cost. Celegorm, bound to his oath came to Middle-earth and established great realms in exile and joined with their relatives in the House of Fingolfin, and waged war against the armies of Morgoth. Celegorm and his brother were defeated and overwhelmed by the successful sudden assault of Morgoth during the Dagor Bragollach. After losing Himlad, Celegorm and his brother fled south.
Not being welcome their due to the Kinslaying at Alqualondë, Celegorm his brother and there people settled in Nargothrond. While living in Nargothrond, he and his brother captured Lúthien Tinúviel, daughter of King Elu Thingol of Doriath. Celegorm wished to marry her, thus forcing a bond of kinship with Thingol. However, Huan broke away from his master and helped Lúthien escape foiling his scheme. Afterwards, he and his brother were expelled from Nargothrond. Later on, Celegorm fell at Menegroth in the Second Kinslaying, when the Sons of Fëanor attacked Doriath to seize a Silmaril in the possession of King Dior Eluchîl.