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Firiel is from New Jersey, USA.
She joined as Firiel-(T) on May 12, 2011 as a Tolkien member with her poem "The Isle of Thû".
"I write minature lays and speak Eldarin languages.
Istanin Quenya ar Yára Quenya ar Telerin ar Danian ar
Ossiriandeb ar Doriathrin ar Beleriandic ar Exilic Noldorin
(Sindarin) ar Kornoldorin (Old Noldorin; the language the Gnomes or
Noldor spoke in Valinor) ar Lindarin ar Ilkorin. (I know Quenya and
Primitive Quenya and Telerin and Danian...) I have translated poems,
psalms, and Bible verses into Eldarin languages."
"Author's note Sept. 9, 2011: do not expect my Quenya at this time
to be more than fragments connected together by English word order. My
Quenya in 'Interlude' and my Elvish version of the Dagor Bragollach is
merely fragments in English word order. ...At the time I am studying
Sindarin syntax, and Quenya shall have to wait."
Firiel-(T) scouted her sister, Naomi-(T), who also writes poetry.
- Firiel, daughter of Orontor of Númenor
- Firiel, later name of Lúthien Tinúviel
Firiel, early name of Anárion son of Elendil of Númenor
- Firiel, later name of Miriel Serindë, the Noldorin mother of Fëanor
- Firiel, daughter of Ondoher the King of Gondor
- Firiel, from the Last Ship
- Firiel, grand-daughter of Samwise Gamgee the hobbit
"I don't study the
Firiels because that is my name; that is my name because I study them."
The Songs of Heaven
Amanoiyal (Eru) and Orgel (Morgoth)'s songs affect creation.
June 3, 2011. Emailed June 6, 2011.
The Stars of Ilmen
Creation of the stars by Varda.
Author's Note: Tûn is another name for Túna.
June 4, 2011.
As For Me!
"Eönwë repeals the Ban against the Noldorin Exiles, but some Elves will not return."
June 10, 2011
An Eye Unseen (formerly "Beren Watches Lúthien Dancing")
April 4, 2011, emailed May 22, 2011.
The Winning of Lúthien
Beren's chase of Lúthien.
Written April 30, 2011, emailed May 16, 2011.
The Isle of Thû
"Beren and Lúthien's conflict with Thû (Sauron) at Tol-in-Gaurhoth."
Beren, Huan, Luthien, Sauron
The poem took from May 7 to May 12, 2011 to write.
Author's Note: Tindómerel is the Quenya
equivalent of Tinúviel (Tindúmhiell, Tinnúviel).
Cûm-nan-Arasaith: The Mound of Avarice
This poem tells of "the burying-place of the slain dwarves who fell at Sarn Athrad after Beren's vengeance."
"Note: dwarrow is a plural of dwarf. It appears in Tolkien’s works in the Dwarrowdelf."
Written May 30, 2011. Emailed June 6, 2011.
This poem is about another
Fíriel, not Fíriel of Númenor. Lúthien bore
the name Fíriel ‘mortal maid’ after she went to Mandos to bring
Written and emailed May 16, 2011.
The Death of Turamarth
The death of Turin Turambar, whose name in Sindarin is Turamarth.
Brandir, Mablung, Turin
This is the author's first attempt at recognized, constant alliteration.
Written May 30-31, 2011 and emailed June 6, 2011.
At Twilight's Fall
A sighting of Húrin and Morwen after their death.
Author's reference: The Shaping of Middle-earth, II The Earliest Silmarillion (Sketch of the Mythology), section 14: ‘Húrin wanders away and
seeks Morwen, and many for ages after related that they met them
together in the woods lamenting their children.’
F.A. 510 Fall of Gondolin
Maeglin's reaction after death to being called a traitor.
Author's Note: Bauglir was a name for Morgoth, meaning the tyrant, the oppressor, ‘the Constrainer’.
May 26, 2011
S.A. 3319 Fall of Númenor
Fíriel's Tombstone Inscription
"Background: Firiel’s father was Orontor of
Númenor, and he had sailed off into the West during the takeover
of his land by Sauron out of the East; some ‘said that he had fled the
displeasure of the king’(i.e. the displeasure of Ar-Pharazon), to
quote the Lost Road. This may
echo the voyagers to a closed West during the threat of Morgoth,
Sauron’s master. Firiel is in this poem calling the Eldar of Valinor to
remember the suffering of her ancestors,and at the same time to realize
how little a part they played. It is as much a call to mourn as a
The poem took from May 14 to May 15, 2011 to write. Emailed May 16, 2011.
Diacritical check for uniformity by Varda-(Valar):
Lost Road p. 426 Firiel (no diacritical marks) = 'mortal maid' , later name of Lúthien. Note under PHIR-
index p. 477 Fíriel. (with diacritical). Daughter of Orontor of
Numenor. pp. 69 (text, di used), 79-80 (notes diacritical used), and see 426 (above).
Peoples of Middle-earth
index as daughter of King Ondohir > Ondonir, wife of King Arvedui.
(d). p 195 (d), 201-2 (d. Daughter and 3rd child born 1896. Ondohir's
two sons Faramir and Artamir. Arvedui heir of Araphant, so direct
descendent of Elendil plus married to Fíriel.) 215-216, 232. Good book
to work more on the Kings project.
Morgoth's Ring Index (d)
Fíriel is a later name of the elf Míriel (d on first i also). p. 250,
253 (both have di.). Good source of afterlife of Men and Elves article.