07 February 2012

365 Days of Middle-earth ~ Day 222: the Laiquendi

The Laiquendi (Q. ‘Green Elves’) were an offshoot of the Nandor (a branch of the Teleri) who remained in Ossiriand following the death of Denethor in the first battle of the Wars of Beleriand. Woodsmen who lived under the protection of Ulmo, the Laiquendi lived in secret throughout the First Age. As their name suggests, they wore green, especially in the spring and summer seasons. Compared to the other Elves – particularly the Noldor and Sindar Elves – they were primitive. They were, along with the rest of the Nandor, accounted among the Moriquendi  (meaning they did not complete the Great Journey into the West).

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