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Duinhir

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Duinhir
Gondorian
Biographical Information
TitlesLord of Blackroot Vale
LocationGondor
LanguageWestron
BirthLate Third Age
Family
ChildrenDuilin and Derufin
Physical Description
GenderMale
HeightTall

Duinhir was lord of the Blackroot Vale at the time of the War of the Ring and with his sons fought in the Battle of the Pelennor Fields. The only descriptive information known about Duinhir was that he was "tall".[1]

History

On 10 March, T.A. 3019,[2] Duinhir led a contingent of five hundred bowmen as well as his two sons, Duilin and Derufin, into Minas Tirith to fight in the upcoming battle.[1] Sadly, Lord Duinhir lost both of his sons in the fray (on 15 March[2]) when they were trampled by mûmakil while attempting to shoot out the monsters' eyes.[3]

Etymology

Duinhir means "River-lord" in Sindarin.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "Minas Tirith"
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Great Years"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Battle of the Pelennor Fields"