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Duilin (son of Duinhir)

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Revision as of 21:37, 27 December 2012

The name Duilin refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Duilin (disambiguation).
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Biographical Information
BirthLate Third Age
Death15 March, T.A. 3019
Battle of the Pelennor Fields
Physical Description
GalleryImages of Duilin

Duilin was one of the two sons of Duinhir, the lord of Blackroot Vale.


With his brother Derufin, Duilin followed his father to Minas Tirith in the War of the Ring,[1] and there they fought in the Battle of the Pelennor Fields. The Men of the distant valley of Morthond had great skill as bowmen, and so Duilin and Derufin led their archers against the mûmakil, attempting to shoot out the beasts' eyes. Brave as they were, both the brothers were lost in that battle, trampled by their gigantic foes.[2]


Duilin is a Sindarin word for "nightingale".


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "Minas Tirith"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Battle of the Pelennor Fields"