When Gwindor finally returned to Nargothrond, his own people were unable to recognise him, because after long years of torment he looked as one of the aged among mortal Men; and now also he was maimed. But Finduilas knew him and welcomed him, for she had loved him, and they were betrothed before the Nirnaeth battle. Still, the shadow that followed Tùrin came between them.
‘In truth, Finduilas was torn in mind. For she honoured Gwindor and pitied him, and wished not to add one tear to his suffering; but against her will her love for Tùrin grew day by day, and she thought of Beren and Lùthien.’