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Dragon-helm of Dor-lómin

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A visored steel helm, embossed and embellished with gold, that bore as its crest the head of [[Glaurung]] the Dragon. It was made originally for [[Azaghâl]] of [[Belegost]], who gave it as a gift to [[Maedhros]], who in turn passed it on to his cousin [[Fingon]]. When Fingon made [[Hador]] the [[Lord of Dor-lómin]], he granted the Dragon-helm to the new lord, and indeed legend tells that only Hador and his son [[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]] 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.
  
There was at least one other [[Men|Man]] strong enough the bear the helm: Galdor's grandson [[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 [[Brethil]], and perhaps even worn 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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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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Revision as of 05:30, 28 June 2006

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 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 had the strength to bear the mighty helm.

There was at least one other Man strong enough the bear the helm: Galdor's grandson 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.