He did have goldy locks in the older stuff but in the Late Silmarillion he is called "Celegorm the fair". Fair can be for hair (=blond), for skin or just mean "beautiful". As his brother is named "Caranthir the dark" because of his skin color I'll say that's the same for Celegorm.
Then Celegorm would be named "the fair" cause of his strong sense of justice ? Like when he is abandonning children in the forest ? But I just realised that "Caranthir the dark" is a little more complicated and may rely to hair too, check wikipedia :
I understand this whole debate, but that is thing of the interpretation of the fans. I also read the Silmarillion, but with a different interpretation in my language, so in that respect he was dark haired for me. On the other hand, Fëanor was also very jealous of his noldor purity, your sons of red hair have this hair inherited from Nerdanel, but where could inherit blond hair Celegorm?
You read the spanish translation ? Is it a good one in your opinion ? I'm French and while the Lord of the Rings' isn't bad the Silmarilion's is just awful (not only it's bad but sometimes the traducer even mispelled names or, worst, forgot some words or sentences --' ).
But yeah what I was mentionning is not exaclty interpretation but different versions of Tolkien's writings, he doesn't always agreed with himself. But I agree with your argument on Feanorian's purity, that will be pretty odd to have Celegorm with golden hair, not mentionning that Finarfin's kin (and Idril and Glorfindel) are supposed to be the only Noldor with golden hair. Anyway, this all debate about hair color is funny, but sometimes it takes enormous proportions and I'm not wanting to be pickier than I already was.
Apparemment Pierre Alien, le traducteur, est normalement réputé pour son travail mais il a tellement détesté Tolkien qu'il a bâclé le travail. On peut comprendre qu'il n'aime pas (c'est une écriture spécial le Silmarillion) mais il y a quand même des erreurs qui dépasse les bornes je trouve. :/
It is NOT known! Celegorm is just frequently drawn as blond in fanart because he's called "the Fair", but fair can also mean "pale skinned" or "beautiful" (Arwen is also described as "fair" and I think so is Luthien). Blonde hair is almost always called "golden" by Tolkien (Galadriel, Finrod)
You get a fave just for making Celegorm dark haired, just like I always imagined him.
Even the purists don't know the hair color for sure, because such as for Legolas, it was never mentioned. "Fair" could refer either to beauty, blonde hair color or kind nature. Kind nature was not obviously his strongest trait (given the plotting of coup in Nargothrond through abducting Lúthien and abandoning King Finrod in dire need). I'm fine with dark hair color, but it's also thought by a few artists that he might be silver blonde (given his grandmother's silver hair) rather than golden blonde. I think think that either dark or silver hair are exactly wrong in this case.
While you are right - we don't know his hair colour for sure, so all variations are apt :thubsup: - his hair colour was mentioned: "In QS this is followed by 'golden was his long hair'. In the Lay at this point (line 1844) Celegorm has 'gleaming hair'; his Old English name was Cynegrim Faegerfeax ('Fair-hair'), IV. 213. The phrase was removed in The Silmarillion text on account of the dark hair of the Noldorin princes other than in 'the golden house of Finarfin' (see I. 44); but he remains 'Celegorm the fair' in The Silmarillion p. 60." – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lost Road and Other Writings: the Commentary to “On Beren and Tinúviel” It looks like the phrase has been removed by the editors of the published "Silmarillion", but we don't know it for sure, so he remains Celegorm of many hair-colours
Actually, in the early version of Nargothrond Celegorm was in fact the ruler, and Beren turned to him instead of Finrod. This is just a guess, but maybe Tolkien associated golden hair with the King of Nargothrond, and when the crown was switched to Finrod instead, that's when it was written that only the House of Finarfin had the golden hair? But as already said, this is just my guess.
I can't remember that his hair colour was ever mentioned. Only the The Celegorm the Fair leads to that impression. But if ever he would be silver haired and not blond (Miriel Serinde was silver haired and only Finarfin and his descendents were blond).
А, это вы насчет брюнета-Тингола? Я тоже всегда представлял его брюнетом. Да и вообще - это ваше вИдение, верно? Ломаччи тоже нарисовала Диора блондином, хотя он брюнет, и балроги не утащили ее за это в толкинистский ад))
О да-а-а, все феаноринги в вашем исполнении - это же моя мечта