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'''Dior Eluchíl''' was the son of [[Beren Erchamion|Beren]] and [[Lúthien Tinúviel|Lúthien]], and the heir to the throne of Elu [[Thingol]], King of [[Doriath]]. Dior was one of the [[Half-elven]]. He was also called '''Eluchíl''' which means "Heir of Elu", '''Ausir''', "The Wealthy", and '''Aranel''', "The Noble Elf".
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'''Dior Eluchíl''' ([[First Age]] 470 – 506, aged 36 years) was the son of [[Beren Erchamion|Beren]] and [[Lúthien]], and the heir to the throne of [[Elu Thingol]], [[King of Doriath]]. Dior was one of the [[Half-elven]]. He was also called '''Eluchíl''' ("Heir of Elu"), '''Ausir''' ("The Wealthy"), and '''Aranel''' ("Noble Elf").
  
Dior lived during the [[First Age]], first in East [[Beleriand]] where he was born, and later in Doriath as Thingol's heir-apparent. He married [[Nimloth of Doriath|Nimloth]] and had three children: [[Eluréd]], [[Elurín]] and [[Elwing]]. After Thingol was slain by the [[Dwarves]] who coveted the [[Nauglamír]], Dior became King of Doriath.
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Dior was born on the island of [[Tol Galen]] in [[East Beleriand]]. When he was 27 he married [[Nimloth of Doriath]]<sup>1</sup> 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.
  
Dior and Nimloth were slain by the [[Sons of Fëanor]] during the Sack of [[Menegroth]] to recapture the [[Silmarils|Silmaril]] he inherited from his parents. His sons Elur&eacute;d and Elur&iacute;n were captured during the assault and left to die in the wood of Doriath by servants of [[Celegorm]], one of the sons of Fëanor (whom Dior slew). Elwing, however, escaped with the remnant of the Elves of Doriath to the [[Havens of Sirion]], where she wedded [[Eärendil]] the Mariner and they together sought pardon and aid from the [[Valar]].
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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]], and [[Caranthir]] and [[Curufin]] were also slain, but the Kingdom of Doriath was destroyed.
  
''See also:''
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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 the Mariner]] and together they would aid from [[Valinor]].
[[Oath of Fëanor]], [[War of Wrath]]
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== Genealogy ==
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[[Elu Thingol]] = [[Melian]]
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            |      [[House of Bëor]]
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            |        :
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          [[Lúthien]] = [[Beren Erchamion|Beren]]
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              '''DIOR ELUCHIL''' = [[Nimloth of Doriath|Nimloth]]<sup>1</sup>
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                  ________|________
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                  |        |        |
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    [[Eärendil the Mariner|Eärendil]] = [[Elwing]]  [[Eluréd]]  [[Elurín]]
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        ____|____
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      [[Elrond]]    [[Elros]]
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</code>
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{{sequence
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|prev=[[Elu Thingol]]
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|next=none<br>(Kingdom destroyed)
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|list=[[King of Doriath]]<br><code>I</code> 502 – <code>I</code> 506
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}}
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== Notes ==
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# [[Nimloth of Doriath|Nimloth's]] parentage is uncertain. She may have been the daughter of [[Galathil]] and a descendant of [[Elmo]], the younger brother of [[Elu Thingol]].
  
 
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Revision as of 06:32, 7 June 2006

Dior Eluchíl (First Age 470 – 506, aged 36 years) was the son of Beren and Lúthien, and the heir to the throne of Elu Thingol, King of Doriath. Dior was one of the Half-elven. He was also called Eluchíl ("Heir of Elu"), Ausir ("The Wealthy"), and Aranel ("Noble Elf").

Dior was born on the island of Tol Galen in East Beleriand. When he was 27 he married Nimloth of Doriath1 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, 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 the Mariner and together they would aid from Valinor.

Genealogy

Elu Thingol = Melian
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            |      House of Bëor
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          Lúthien = Beren
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             DIOR ELUCHIL = Nimloth1
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                  ________|________
                 |        |        |
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   Eärendil = Elwing   Eluréd   Elurín
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        ____|____
       |         |
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     Elrond    Elros

Preceded by:
Elu Thingol
King of Doriath
I 502 – I 506
Followed by:
none
(Kingdom destroyed)

Notes

  1. Nimloth's parentage is uncertain. She may have been the daughter of Galathil and a descendant of Elmo, the younger brother of Elu Thingol.