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Dragon-helm of Dor-lómin

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[[Image:The Negroli Burgonet.jpg|thumb|300px|The [http://www.hermitagemuseum.org/html_En/12/2004/hm12_2_11_10.html "Beast" helm], a burgonet crafted by Italian armorer Filippo Negroli (c. 1510–1579), shares a remarkable likeness to Tolkien's description of the ''Dragon-helm of Dor-lómin''.]]
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{{sources}}[[Image:Alan Lee - The Dragon Helm of Dor-lomin.jpg|thumb|right|Illustration of the Dragon-helm of Dor-lómin produced by [[Alan Lee]] for the front cover of [[The Children of Húrin]].]]
The '''Dragon-helm of Dor-lómin''', also known as the '''Helm of Hador''', was a visored steel helm, embossed and embellished with gold, that bore as its crest the head of [[Glaurung]] the [[Dragon]]. It was made by the [[Dwarf]]-smith [[Telchar]] for his lord [[Azaghâl]], who gave it as a gift to [[Maedhros]], who in turn passed it on to his cousin [[Fingon]]. When Fingon made [[Hador Lórindol|Hador]] the [[Lord of Dor-lómin]], he gave the Dragon-helm to the new lord, and indeed legend tells that only Hador and his son [[Galdor of Dor-lómin|Galdor]] had the strength to bear the mighty helm.
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The '''Dragon-helm of Dor-lómin''', also known as the '''Helm of Hador''', was a visored steel helm, embossed and embellished with gold, that bore as its crest the head of [[Glaurung]].  
  
There was at least one other [[Men|Man]] strong enough the bear the helm: Galdor's grandson [[Túrin Turambar|Túrin]]. He often wore the Dragon-helm to war, and took one of his many names from it: [[Gorthol]], the "Dread Helm". The last clear record of the Dragon-helm is at the [[Battle of Tumhalad]], where Túrin is known to have worn it. Beyond this, there is a suggestion that he may have taken it with him to the [[Forest of Brethil]], and perhaps even wore it at the slaying of Glaurung himself. After that point, the great heirloom of the [[House of Hador]] is lost to history.
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== History ==
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The helm was forged sometime between {{FA|260}} and {{FA|300|n}} by the [[Dwarves|dwarf]]-smith [[Telchar]] for his lord [[Azaghâl]], who then gave it as a gift to [[Maedhros]]. He in turn passed it on to his cousin [[Fingon]]. In {{FA|423|n}} [[Fingolfin]], the [[High King of the Noldor]], created the fiefdom of [[Dor-lómin]] and made [[Hador]] the first [[Lord of Dor-lómin]]. To celebrate the event Fingon presented Hador with the helm.
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The Dragon-helm was crafted for a Dwarf and was too large and heavy for an [[Elves|Elf]]. Even [[Men]] found the helm was too massive, and only Hador had the strength to wear it. It passed through Hador's descendants until [[Túrin|Túrin Turambar]] finally bore it to battle.
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Túrin was monstrous in war and took one of his many titles from it: [[Gorthol]], the "Dread Helm". The last clear record of the Dragon-helm is at the [[Battle of Tumhalad]], where Túrin is known to have worn it.  
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== See also ==
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* [[:Category:Images of the Dragon-helm of Dor-lómin|Images of the Dragon-helm of Dor-lómin]]
  
 
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Illustration of the Dragon-helm of Dor-lómin produced by Alan Lee for the front cover of The Children of Húrin.

The Dragon-helm of Dor-lómin, also known as the Helm of Hador, was a visored steel helm, embossed and embellished with gold, that bore as its crest the head of Glaurung.

History

The helm was forged sometime between F.A. 260 and 300 by the dwarf-smith Telchar for his lord Azaghâl, who then gave it as a gift to Maedhros. He in turn passed it on to his cousin Fingon. In 423 Fingolfin, the High King of the Noldor, created the fiefdom of Dor-lómin and made Hador the first Lord of Dor-lómin. To celebrate the event Fingon presented Hador with the helm.

The Dragon-helm was crafted for a Dwarf and was too large and heavy for an Elf. Even Men found the helm was too massive, and only Hador had the strength to wear it. It passed through Hador's descendants until Túrin Turambar finally bore it to battle.

Túrin was monstrous in war and took one of his many titles from it: Gorthol, the "Dread Helm". The last clear record of the Dragon-helm is at the Battle of Tumhalad, where Túrin is known to have worn it.

See also