|Name:||Fingon the Valiant, Findekáno|
|Occupation:||Prince of the Noldor, King of the Noldor, Warrior|
|Relationships:||Father Fingolfin, Brother Turgon, Sister Aredhel, Cousin Maedhros|
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Fingon was the firstborn son of Fingolfin and Anairë in Tirion in Valinor. Like the rest of his family except his mother, he followed Fëanor and his sons to Middle-earth after the Darkening of Valinor, and was caught up in the kinslaying at Alqualondë, as he saw his cousins fighting and rushed in to help. He crossed the Grinding Ice and arrived in Beleriand to find his cousin Maedhros had been taken captive by Morgoth. Setting out alone with a harp and a bow, he traveled to Thangorodrim, and there rescued Maedhros from the cliff where he had been hung by cutting off his hand.