Celebrimbor is a fictional character in J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth. His name means "silver fist" or "Hand of silver". In Tolkien's stories, Celebrimbor plays an important role as the maker of the Rings of Power. Under the guidance of the Dark Lord Sauron, Celebrimbor led the smiths of Eregion in making 19 Great rings for the Elves, though seven would later be given to the Dwarves and nine to Men. But secretly, without Sauron's knowledge, Celebrimbor created the 3 Rings of the Elves, the greatest and fairest of the Rings of Power. These rings were thus free of Sauron's corrupting influence. Celebrimbor named the rings Vilya, Narya, and Nenya after the principal Middle-earth elements of air, fire, and water, respectively.