The seven sons of Fëanor — Maedhros, Maglor, Celegorm, Caranthir, Curufin, Amrod and Amras. Famous, or notorious, in Tolkien’s stories — depending on your view. This weekend, they’re our topic in Hall of Fire.
[Feanor’s] seven sons leapt straightway to his side and took the selfsame vow together, and red as blood shone their drawn swords in the glare of the torches. They swore an oath which none shall break, and none should take, by the name even of Ilúvatar, calling the Everlasting Dark upon them if they kept it not…
The seven sons of Fëanor
After Fëanor’s death in the Dagor-nuin-Giliath, his sons took over his vain pursuit of Morgoth and the stolen Silmarils.
Their leadership helped hold the Noldor cause together, even as their actions — driven by the oath they so recklessly took — sometimes served to tear it apart.
Can we only view them through the lens of the oath, and their father’s desires? What else makes them tick? What were their most selfless deeds? And which their worst? Are they pitiable, or to be condemned?
Join us on Saturday October 31 at 6pm EDT when we’ll be examing all this and more as we talk about Fëanor’s famous sons.
Saturday October 31: The Seven Sons of Feanor
Saturday November 7: The Hobbit: a wrap-up
Saturday November 14: Feanor
Saturday November 21: The Rankin/Bass animated Hobbit
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