Comments For Character of the Month Biographies
I feel a bit sad that there is no more information on Aranwe that what you have rooted out. But I agree that he is probably a member of Fingolfin's family and I love the idea that he also married a Telerin wife. I do have a particular interest in Voronwe after once writing about him and by association am interested in his relatives also.
Thanks for reading. I usually run into these all-but-a-footnote sort of characters who have either less or nothing as opposed to minor characters who actually have a role in a narrative and even a line or two of dialogue, but for this guy I instead found tantalizing hints. Maybe Nolofinwean or maybe not, but a significant Lord of Gondolin in his own right, whose story never got told. I can see how people are attracted to imagining a closer relationship to the Nolofinweans and the name does strongly hint of royal family.
I don't know if I find it sad, or just a bit frustrating. I think the latter. Although unsolved historical mysteries are always kind of sad in the real world--to think that people lived and acted and suffered and struggled and we know nothing about the details.
One of my favourite mysterious characters. I always sensed a bit of disconnect between Voronwë and his father - he seems to take more after his mother, with his love of the sea. I hadn't thought of the meaning of his name, but it does give a little more credence to the possibility that he was a Finwëan.
OHHHH! I am getting a distinct sense of plot bunnies hopping around here! Are you tempted? It's interesting that Tolkien gives us teasers of information about the father and then no narrative or followup whatsoever. I think it feels much like he had a story for the guy in his head. I like you instincts on it above.
Thanks for reading and giving me an interesting insights into the facts I dug up and did not carry to any conclusions!