Alcarinque: Women of Middle-earth

Alcarinque: Women of Middle-earth
Alcarinque: Women of Middle-earth

Mae govannon! Welcome to Alcarinquë, my info source about all the women characters in Tolkien lore, primarily from his works The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion. I have compiled a list of every female character mentioned and provided as much info as I could find on her in hope to show people that Tolkien’s works have great female characters. Some, like Éowyn, Arwen, Lúthien, Elwing and Galadriel, play important roles in the stories. Others are lesser known but nonetheless have interesting stories of their own.

Navigation is on the right sidebar (and also up top). The characters are organized by book and race, and also in alphabetical order according to name.  If you have any questions or comments or feel I have some info wrong, feel free to contact me. Hannon le mellon nîn and enjoy the site!

The name Alcarinquë is the Quenya (elvish) word for ‘the glorious’ and was the name of the brightest star in the sky. The main picture features Éowyn at Meduseld. Artwork by M.W. Kaluta.

Disclaimer: All info and characters belong to J.R.R. Tolkien. I credit various Tolkien books and  The Encyclopedia of Arda for the info. I claim no credit for images and artwork, they are credited where shown. I have no connection with anyone, this is just made by a Tolkien fan. I also wrote all the character descriptions myself, using lots of time going through the books, so please no copying but you may share. Online since 2003.


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