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(Forward Note: While in some accounts it is told of the Eldar of Aman traveling from Ennor to Valinor, this follows the history that there were, indeed, two separate branches of the Eldar in Arda.)
Mínnonar - The "Firstborn".
The first Eldar who awoke at Cuivienen, the ancestors of all the Quendi. Most of the Mínnonar it would seem remained in Aman, but a
very few are known to have traveled to Ennor.
Vanyar - The "Fair-elves", "High-elves".
They are known for their own beauty of body and soul, and also for the
artistry, song, and tales that they create and surround themselves with.
A few of the first people who traveled to Ennor were Vanyar, although not
many, and any children and later generations would most likely have been called
Noldor - The "Wise-elves", "Golodhrim", "Deep-elves".
The largest group of those who made the journey from Aman to Ennor, and
their descendants. Known as the
greatest and most powerful of all the Eldar.
The first Noldor of Ennor included not only those who crossed Helcaraxë
but also the Fëanorians, who were known for their great intelligence and
cunning, and who passed those notable traits on to many of the most famous
Noldor after them. The Noldor as a
people are known for their knowledge as well.
They are the lore-keepers, miners, and jewel-and-metal-workers of Ennor.
Teleri - The "Sea-elves". A number of these crossed Helcaraxë as well, but not as many as of the Noldor. The Teleri had always been known as great mariners, and once in Ennor sailed to explore nearly every coast and inland river system they could reach as well as settling along the shores of Beleriand. In Aman, they lived along the eastern coast, particularly at Tôl Eressëa. The Teleri were the first to establish trade routes with Men of Ennor and Númenor, and are also the ones known for traveling back and forth from Eressëa to Ennor all the way from the late First Age until partway into the Fourth, with the end of the exodus.
Iathrim - The "Doriathrim". The most well-known group of Avari in western Ennor, the people of the proud forest-kingdom of Doriath in Beleriand. Many of the survivors of the Iathrim after Doriath's destruction eventually moved to Lothlórien.
Nandor - The "Denwaith".
The people of Ossiriand in East Beleriand.
Laegrim - The "Green-elves", "Laiquendi".
They were named for their garb of greens which they used to hide in the
forests of the lands that would become known as Minhiriath and Enedwaith, and a
knowledge of woodcraft and woodland life second to none.
Taurwaith - The "Forest-people". The people who held their lands east of the Misty Mountains. The people of Greenwood are nearly all of this group, and a good number of those from Lórien are of this heritage as well.
Falathrim - The "Shore-elves", "Falmari". Mostly descended from the Teleri, these were the people of Círbann and the surrounding coastal areas. They held themselves under the rulership of Lord Círdan the Shipwright, and were primarily responsible for the Third Age’s exodus of the Eldar from Ennor to Aman.