Biographical information

Other names
Glorfindel of Rivendell, Laurefindil
Lord of the House of the Golden Flower, High King of Lindon, Ruler of Mithlond, King of the High Elves
Date of birth
VY 1428, Tirion
Year ascended to the throne
Date of death
FA 511. Returned FA 538
Realms ruled
Elennaeth, his wife

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"In his final stand, the Witch-King sat upon his dark horse before us... As we rode forward, he realized that all hope was lost... His terrifying scream of rage sent the chill of winter to our spines as he turned and fled into the shadows... Earnur struck out to chase him down... But I then realized his power... We thought of him as a powerful Black Númenórean but now we knew that he was a Nazgûl... First of the Nine and most fell of the servants of the Dark Lord Sauron... Glorfindel put up his hand and called out to Earnur... "Do not pursue him, he will not return to this land. Far off yet is his doom, and not by the hand of man will he fall." The war was over. We had won,but at what price? Arvedui is dead,and Earnur licks his wounds in Gondor. The line of kings is broken. The Blood Royal still endures,but its bearers are now just chieftains,wandering the woods of Eriador. What of the future? Will that fell King come among them again,bringing terror to Elves,Men,and Dwarves alike? Or will he and his dark Master lurk in the shadows,plotting the ruin of the Free Folk of Arda? That is for another day to worry about. For now........"
―Last diary entry of Edgar Bones, Gwaeron, TA 1976 (January 5,1981)

Glorfindel, also known as Glorfindel of Rivendell, was an High Elf-lord of a house of princes, one of the mighty of the Firstborn.


Third AgeEdit

Battle of FornostEdit

During the Battle of Fornost, Glorfindel was the major reason the evil Witch-King of Angmar was defeated. After the battle was over, and the Witch-King had fled, it was Glorfindel who predicted that no mortal man would ever destroy the Witch-King. This prediction would come true when Éowyn (an woman from Rohan), Natalie (a woman from Earth) and Meriadoc Brandybuck (a Hobbit from Shire) defeated the Murazor, the Witch-King of Angmar.

War of the RingEdit

A thousand years later, Glorfindel helped Lady Arwen carry Frodo to reach the House of Elrond and evade the pursuit of the Black Riders after Frodo was stabbed with a Morgul-blade. At that time, he rode the white elf-steed Asfaloth.

Fourth AgeEdit

At the beginning of the Fourth Age, Glorfindel attended wedding of Aragorn and Arwen, who became the rulers of Gondor. He, along with some of his high-elven kin remained peacefully in Middle-earth while the rest sailed to Valinor with the rest of his kin. He later became the First High King of Lindon of the Fourth Age and the First Ruler of Mithlond.