The Sindar (sing. Sinda), or 'Grey Elves', are of the Eldar (Q. "people of the stars"). As part of the Teleri, the Third Kindred of the Eldar, they began the journey to Valinor, but they fell by the way for various reasons. The elves who would become the Sindar settled in the wide lands west of the Ered Luin ("Blue Mountains"), where Elwë, High King of the Teleri, established the kingdom of Beleriand with his queen, the Maia Melian. Although the Sindar did not dwell under the light of Valinor, they lived under the rule of two from whose eyes that light shone forth, and long did they benefit from the benevolence of Ulmo, Vala of the Seas. Many Teleri, lead by Olwe, moved to the mouths of Sirion, where they were instructed by Osse and Uinen. During this time the Teleri developed their love of the sea. When Ulmo came to take them to Aman, some of the Teleri, at the request of Osse, remained in the Falas; together with the Teleri who still wandered inland in search of Elwë, these became the Sindar.
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