|Maglor casts the Silmaril into the Sea; Ted Nasmith|
Maglor, a Noldorin Elf, was one of the seven sons of Fëanor. After the minstrel Daeron, he was the greatest singer of the Eldar in Middle-earth, composing the Noldolantë. Though he was said to have inherited his mother’s gentle temperament, he took up the Oath of Fëanor with his father and brothers, vowing to reclaim the stolen Silmarils and slay anyone who withheld them.
After taking part in the First Kinslaying, he came under the Curse of Mandos, and was exiled to Middle-earth. He settled at Maglor’s Gap, located between Himring and Ered Luin. During the Dagor Bragollach, the Gap was overrun, and Maglor fled to Maedhros; during the Nirnaeth Arnoediad, he slew Ulderling, and fostered the Sons of Elrond after the Sack of the Havens of Sirion.
Following the Great Battle, he tried to withdraw from his Oath, but was persuaded by his brother Maedhros to steal the Silmarils. He found that as a result of the ill deeds he had committed in his quest, he could not touch the Jewel. He cast it into the Sea and spent the remainder of his life lamenting his pain and regret, until fading from memory.