The Second Age
Son of Oropher, Prince of Greenwood
Thranduil lived in atunement with nature, wearing a crown of flowers, or autumn berries, according to the season, and his banner was, naturally enough, green in colour. He loved the forest though it was dark and dangerous in many parts and enjoyed hunting and feasting among the trees with his people. He was also distrustful of strangers, being mostly unconcerned with affairs of the world beyond Mirkwood unless a common enemy was shared.
At the end of the First Age many Sindar stayed at Lindon, and before S.A. 1000 they travelled eastward. Thranduil and his father, Oropher, eventually ended up in Greenwood the Great, where Silvan Elves of Nandor descent lived. Oropher was taken by them as lord and founded the Woodland Realm with the capital at Amon Lanc. The few Sindar who had come with him were soon merged with the Silvan Elves, adopting their language and taking names of Silvan form and style.
Son of Oropher