Thread: races of elves
QUESTION 2: are the Eldalie the Eldar????
QUESTION 3: Who are the Calaquendi, The Moriquendi, and the Umanyar??
im reading the silmarillion now and i went back to this chapter and i didnt quite understand about the races, and i dont want to be confused all through the book. so whichever questions you do know the answer to, can you please answer. it doesnt matter if you dont know all 3...
the eldalie is the pural of the eldar, so means the same thing.
The last three races are the elves of darkness: those who refused the great journey and never saw the light of the trees of valinor.
The Calaquendi, Elves of the Light, is the name for all three kindreds of Elves who passed into the uttermost West in the days of the trees.
The Moriquendi, Elves of Darkness, never crossed the sea. But there are two kinds of Moriquendi : the Avari and the Úmanyar. The Avari never even left Cuiviénen. The Úmanyar went on the westward journey but never reached Aman because they lingered on ME on the shores and forests.