Death of Finrod Felagund by Anke Eißmann. "In the pits of Sauron Beren and Finrod lay, and all their companions were now dead; but Sauron purposed to keep Finrod to the last, for he perceived that he was a Noldo of great might and wisdom, and he deemed that in him lay the secret of their errand. But when the wolf came for Beren, Finrod put forth all his power, and burst his bonds; and he wrestled with the werewolf, and slew him with his hands and teeth; yet he himself was wounded to the…
This doom she chose, to forsake the Blessed Realm, putting aside claim to kinship with those that dwell there, that the fates of Beren and Luthien might be joined. And their paths lead together beyond the confines of the world. So it was that of the Eldar, she alone has died indeed, and left the world long ago. Yet in her choice the Two Kindreds have been joined.
The gravestone of J.R.R. Tolkien and his wife Edith, in Wolvercote Cemetery, Oxford, UK. The names engraved under their own were chosen by John based on characters from his Middle-earth legendarium. Luthien was the most beautiful of the children of Iluvatar and forsook her immortality for her love of the mortal warrior Beren. John and Edith Tolkien were married for over 50 years.
Beren and Luthien, a couple of lovers in J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-Earth anthology, are getting their own. The mortal man and immortal elf appear in The Silmarillion and are referenced by Aragorn, whose romance with the elf princess Arwen in The Lord of the Rings is an echo of Beren and Lúthien’s tale. Now, EW reports that HarperCollins that Tolkien's Beren and Luthien novel will be released in 2017, 100 years after Tolkien first wrote the book.
Finrod and Beren. Finrod and Sauron battled with songs of power but Sauron eventually won. Sauron imprisoned them seeking to learn their errand and identities. Sauron sent a werewolf to devour them one by one until they told their secret. None did. Eventually when the wolf came for Beren, Finrod broke his chains and killed the wolf barehanded, but was mortally wounded himself.