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Gethron

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Gethron
Adan
Biographical Information
LocationDor-lómin
AffiliationHouse of Hador
Physical Description
GenderMale
GalleryImages of Gethron
"...Morwen sent Túrin forth with two aged servants, bidding them find entry, if they could, into the kingdom of Doriath."
Quenta Silmarillion, "Of Túrin Turambar"

Gethron, like Grithnir, had been young at the time of Hador Lórindol, when they had roamed far and wide throughout Beleriand.

In their old age, they remained in the service of the House of Hador, whose lord at that time was Hador's grandson Húrin. After Húrin failed to return from the Nirnaeth Arnoediad, his wife Morwen chose Gethron and Grithnir as guides for the young Túrin, to lead him out of the now dangerous land of Dor-lómin. It was Gethron who stood before Thingol in the halls of Menegroth and asked that Túrin be fostered by the King, so playing a small part in Turin's deadly fate.[1]

[edit] Other versions of the Legendarium

These two "aged servants" are never named in The Silmarillion, but their names are given in Narn i Chîn Húrin.

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Children of Húrin, "The Departure of Túrin"