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Biographical Information
Other namesHantamenel (Q, fn)
Miluitirith/Nildatirno (S/Q, mn)
Faenmagor (S, epessë)
AffiliationElrond's sons
LanguageSindarin and Westron
BirthS.A. 3320
Physical Description
Height6'2" (188 cm)
Hair colorBlack
Eye colorDark gray
ClothingGold mail, khaki cloak, sienna tunic

Hannamenel is a Noldo and one of the elves to remain on Middle-earth during the first two centuries of the Fourth Age in order to help oversee the cleanup after the War of the Ring.


Hannamenel was born in Lindon on S.A. 3320 to Hannavalar, a Noldo, and a Telerin mother. As a child, Hannamenel befriended a fellow Noldo named Táranil, who he would be destined to fight alongside several thousand years later.

During the War of the Last Alliance, Hannamenel’s father went to war as a soldier. Inspired by his father, Hannamenel began training himself to become a swordsman as he stayed in Lindon. When the war finally ended, his father returned, fortunate enough to survive and not be permanently changed for the worse. Even after the war, Hannamenel continued to improve his combat abilities. Although he did not particularly enjoy traveling, his many-centuries of continued existence allowed him to visit several locations outside of Lindon at some point in his life.

By the time of the War of the Ring, Hannamenel had become a very skilled warrior in his own right. As a result, he was called to defend Lothlórien from the forces of Dol Guldur. Hannamenel would also participate in the Fall of Dol Guldur, helping the Galadhrim purge the fortress of Sauron's remnants.

In the year Fo.A. 47, Hannamenel married the elf maiden Lainwen, whom he had met in Lothlórien. At the start of the Fourth Age, most of the elves left for Aman. Elrond's sons, Elladan and Elrohir, were among the few who stayed behind, at least for the time being. The brothers intended to finish off any orc stragglers in Middle-earth, leading a company of elves, which included both Hannamenel and Táranil, on their mission. Although she could have sailed to Aman, Lainwen chose to remain in Middle-Earth until her husband was finished with his task.

Once Elrond's sons believed that they had cleansed Eriador of evil beings, they were ready to join the rest of the elves in Aman. Hannamenel decided that it was finally time for him to journey west as well.


Hannamenel is known for being calm and laid-back in most cases and typically does not object to the decisions made by those he is following. Like most Noldorin elves, Hannamenel is very confident in his own abilities in physical combat as well as his skills in the arts. Because of this, when allied with members of other species or even Telerin elves, he does not trust the said companions to complete tasks he would perceive as difficult for them.

When not in battle, Hannamenel enjoys singing, and often sings duets with his wife, Lainwen, when the two of them are together. Hannamenel also enjoys practicing his swordsmanship skills in order to maintain them.

Description and EquipmentEdit

Hannamenel is most commonly seen wearing gold-colored mail and a khaki cloak, with a sienna-colored tunic beneath.

Hannamenel's weapon is an elven sword named Gwaewrist, which means "storm cleaver" in Sindarin. The blade of Gwaewrist is elegantly curved, single-edged, is somewhat more broad than the blades of most other swords, and is thirty-five inches in length. The hilt of the sword is shorter than those of most other swords, designating Geaewrist to single-hand use. Regardless, Hannamenel can use his free hand to support the back of the blade whenever he blocks attacks or reinforces backhand strikes. When not in use, Gwaewrist is kept in a sheath on Hannamenel's belt.


Hannamenel consists of the Sindarin words hanna ("thank") and menel ("the heavens"), with the entire name meaning "Thank the heavens." Hanamenel is his father-name, which is the name he is mostly known by. The Quenya form of this name is Hantamenel.

His mother-name is Miluitirith (from milui = "friendly" and tirith = "guard") in Sindarin and Nildatirno (from nilda = "friendly" and tirno = "guard") in Quenya.

His after-name is Faenmagor, which means "radiant swordsman," referring to his gold armor and lightly-colored cloak.