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|Other names||Ausir, Aranel, Dior the Fair|
|Titles||King of Doriath|
|Birth||F.A. 470 |
|Rule||F.A. 502 - 506|
|Death||F.A. 506 (aged 36)|
Menegroth, during Sack of Doriath
|House||House of Bëor, House of Thingol|
|Heritage||Man father, Half-elven mother|
|Parentage||Beren and Lúthien|
|Children||Elwing, Eluréd, Elurín|
Dior was born on the island of Tol Galen in East Beleriand. When he was 27 he married Nimloth of Doriath,[note 1] and took her back to live by the Lanthir Lamath waterfall at the base of the Blue Mountains. There they had three children: Elwing, Eluréd, and Elurín. After Thingol was slain by the Dwarves who coveted the Nauglamír, Dior went to Menegroth and became King of Doriath.
Four years later Dior and Nimloth were themselves slain, during the Sack of Doriath by the Sons of Fëanor. The Elf lords and their servants had been consumed by the Oath of Fëanor and killed anyone preventing them from gaining the Silmaril. Dior managed to kill Celegorm (who, ironically, was also called the Fair), and Caranthir and Curufin were also slain, but the Kingdom of Doriath was destroyed.
After the attack, the servants of Celegorm left Eluréd and Elurín in the forest to die. Elwing, however, escaped with the remnant of the Elves of Doriath to the Havens of Sirion. Years later she would wed Eärendil and together they would aid from Valinor.
|Elu Thingol||Melian||House of Bëor|
|King of Doriath
F.A. 502 - F.A. 506
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "A Description of the Island of Númenor", note 2
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Index of Names"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Fifth Battle: Nirnaeth Arnoediad"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Ruin of Doriath"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Voyage of Eärendil and the War of Wrath"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 375