Galdor (Lord of Dor-lómin)
|Other names||the Tall|
|Titles||Lord of Dor-lómin|
|Birth||F.A. 417 |
|Death||F.A. 462 (aged 45)|
|House||House of Hador|
Galdor (F.A. 417 – 462, aged 45 years) was the second child and elder son of Hador. He led the 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.
In the Dagor Bragollach in F.A. 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.
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.
Other Versions of the Legendarium
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin"
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Two. The Later Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Coming of Men into the West (Chapter 14)", Commentary, (ii) The House of Hador
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Coming of Men into the West"
House of Hador
|Lord of Dor-lómin|
F.A. 455 – 462