Nellas was a maiden of Melian
who lived in the woods of Doriath.
She never entered Doriath save once because she loathed the crowded
came to Menegroth,
Nellas was ordered by Melian to instruct, guard, and watch over
Túrin in the forests of Menegroth. In his primary years in
Doriath, Túrin grew attached to her as she taught him Sindarin
When Túrin had to be tried by Thingol
death, Nellas, for love of Túrin, stood up for him as he was
about to be sentenced (even though he was not present) and told the
true story of what happened. She had been watching over Túrin
from a distance durings Túrin’s fight with Saeros. This caused
the whole trial to cease and Thingol sent Beleg
Cuthalion to seek out Túrin to grant him his pardon.
Reference: Children of Hurin