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''(For other characters see [[Galdor|Galdor (disambiguation)]])''
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| othernames=[[the Tall]]
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| titles=[[Lord of Dor-lómin]]
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| birth={{FA|417}}
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| deathlocation=[[Eithel Sirion]]
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| age=45
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| house=[[House of Hador]]
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| parentage=[[Hador]], [[Gildis]]
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| siblings=[[Glóredhel]], [[Gundor]]
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| spouse=[[Hareth]]
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| children=[[Húrin]], [[Huor]]
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'''Galdor''' ({{FA|417}} {{FA| 462|n}}, aged 45 years) was the second child and elder son of [[Hador]]. He led the [[House of Hador|People of Hador]] when they were at the peak of their power, before the [[Nirnaeth Arnoediad]]. Galdor was noted for his exceptional height, even among the [[Edain]], and was also called '''Galdor the Tall'''.<ref name="Ruin"/>
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'''Galdor''' ([[First Age]] 417 – 462, aged 45 years) was the son of [[Hador Lórindol|Hador]] and succeeded his father as Lord of [[Dor-lómin]]. He married [[Hareth]] and had two sons, [[Húrin Thalion|Húrin]] and [[Huor]]. Galdor had a younger brother named [[Gundor]] and an older sister named [[Glóredhel]].
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Galdor had a younger brother named [[Gundor]] and an older sister named [[Glóredhel]].<ref name="WJwest">{{WJ|West}}, ''Commentary, (ii) The House of Hador''</ref>
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At a great feast of the Edain, Galdor married [[Hareth]] and Glóredhel married [[Haldir (Chieftain of the Haladin)|Haldir]], both children of [[Halmir]], chief of the [[House of Haleth]].<ref name="Ruin">{{S|Fingolfin}}</ref>  Galdor and [[Hareth]] had two sons, [[Húrin]] and [[Huor]].<ref>{{S|West}}</ref>
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Galdor was noted for his exceptional height, even among the [[Edain]], and was also called '''Galdor the Tall'''. He led the [[People of Hador]] when they were at the peak of their power, before the [[Nirnaeth Arnoediad]] ("Battle of Unnumbered Tears").
 
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In the [[Dagor Bragollach]] in {{FA|455}}, both Galdor's father, Hador, and his younger brother, Gundor, died in the rearguard of the Elf-lord [[Fingolfin]].  Galdor then succeeded his father as Lord of [[Dor-lómin]].  In the wake of [[Morgoth]]'s triumph the wife of [[Barahir]], [[Emeldir]], gathered the women and children of [[Dorthonion]] and led them westward; some found refuge in Galdor's domain.
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|prev=[[Hador Lórindol|Hador]]
 
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|next=[[Húrin Thalion|Húrin]]
The sons of Galdor, Húrin and Huor, had been taken after the Dagor Bragollach into the hidden city of [[Gondolin]] by the eagles of [[Thorondor]].  When they departed from the city (again carried by eagles) they returned to Dor-lómin where they would not reveal where they had been, even to their father.
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|list=2nd [[Lord of Dor-lómin]]<br><code>I</code> 455 – 462
 
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Seven years after the Dagor Bragollach, Morgoth sent a great force against [[Hithlum]], attacking the passes of the [[Ered Wethrin]].  Galdor defended the [[Eithel Sirion]] and was slain by an arrow.<ref name="Ruin"/>
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== Genealogy ==
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{{familytree | | | | | | | | |HAT| | | | | | | | |HAT=[[Hathol]]}}
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{{familytree | | | | | | | | | |!| | | | | | | | | |}}
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{{familytree | | | | | | | | |HAD|y|GIL| | |HAD=[[Hador]]|GIL=[[Gildis]]}}
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{{familytree | | | | | |,|-|-|-|v|-|^|-|-|-|-|-|.| |}}
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{{familytree |HAL|y|GLO| |GAL|y|HAR| |GUN|HAL=[[Haldir (Chieftain of the Haladin)|Haldir]]|GLO=[[Glóredhel]]|GAL='''GALDOR<br/>THE TALL'''|HAR=[[Hareth]]|GUN=[[Gundor]]}}
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{{familytree | | | |!| | | | | |,|-|^|-|.| | | | | |}}
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{{familytree | | |HAN| | | |HUR| |HUO| | | | |HAN=[[Handir]]|HUR=[[Húrin]]|HUO=[[Huor]]}}
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{{familytree/end}}
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== Other Versions of the Legendarium ==
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In early drafts of ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', Galdor was named '''''Galion'''''.<ref name="WJwest"/>
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|prev=[[Hador]]
 
|next=[[Húrin]]
 
|list=[[Lord of Dor-lómin]]
 
|dates={{FA|455}} – {{FA|462|n}}
 
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[[Category:Edain]]
[[Category:Characters in The Silmarillion]]
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[[Category:House of Hador]]
 
[[Category:House of Hador]]
[[Category:First Age characters]]
 
 
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