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Glóredhel

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Glóredhel
Adan
Biographical Information
BirthF.A. 415
DeathF.A. 472
Family
HouseHouse of Hador
ParentageHador, Gildis
SiblingsGaldor, Gundor
SpouseHaldir
ChildrenHandir
Physical Description
GenderFemale
Hair colorBlond

Glóredhel (F.A. 415-472) was the daughter of Hador and Gildis, and sister of Galdor and Gundor.[1] At a great feast of the Edain, Glóredhel married Haldir and Galdor married Hareth, both children of Halmir, chief of the House of Haleth.[2] Glóredhel was the mother of Handir, who was in turn the father of Brandir the Lame.[1]

She died of grief after learning her husband had been killed in the Nirnaeth Arnoediad ("Battle of Unnumbered Tears").[3]

Etymology

Glóredhel means "Elf of the Golden Light" in Sindarin (from glor- = "holy golden light" and edhel = "Elf"). She was so named because of her radiant blonde hair and height, which was comparable to an Elf.

Genealogy

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hathol
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hador
 
Gildis
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Haldir
 
GLÒREDHEL
 
Galdor
 
Hareth
 
Gundor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Handir
 
 
 
Húrin
 
Huor
 
 
 
 

Other Versions of the Legendarium

In early drafts of the legendarium, Glóredhel was named Glorwendil.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 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
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Narn i Hîn Húrin (The Tale of the Children of Húrin)"