Elf of Nargothrond born in the Years of the Trees to Guilin with a brother Gelmir. Gwindor was the lover of Finduilas. After the Battle of Sudden Flame, Gelmir was captured by Morgoth and Gwindor joined Fingon and opposed him. He led a small group of Elves in 472 of the First Age to aid him. But, after seeing his brother's death, Gwindor was frightened. The Battle of Unnumbered Tears soon erupted with Morgoth's millions of orcs killing at will. The battle was lost, and Gwindor was forced to work in the mines for many years. He finally escaped Angband through its dark using a lamp of Feanor. He lost a hand, but he returned to see Finduilas, who he realized had fallen in love with Turin. He let her go, and was killed in the Battle of Tumhalad.