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Thranduil was the only son of Oropher, the King of the Woodland Realm. He was born sometime during the late First Age in Doriath before its fall. At the beginning of the Second Age, the Sindar travelled east and Oropher eventually founded Greenwood the Great.

Famous Noldor: Elrond Half-Elven. One of the twin sons of Eärendil and Elwing. His brother Elros chose a mortal life at the end of the First Age, and became the first King of Numenor. Elrond chose to be counted among the Eldar. He married Celebrian, daughter of Galadriel, and was the father of twins Elladan and Elrohir, and Arwen Undomiel. He bore Vilya, the Elven Ring of Air and protected the haven of Imadris with its power. Art by Magali Villeneuve.