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{{disambig-two|the [[First Age]] [[Lord of Dor-lómin]]|[[Ruling Steward]] of [[Gondor]]|[[Hador (Steward of Gondor)]]}}
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{{Edain infobox
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| image=
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| name=Hador
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| othernames=[[Lórindol]]
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| titles=First Lord of [[Dor-lómin]]
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| location= Dor-lómin
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| language=[[Mannish]] dialect, [[Sindarin]] .<ref name="Swest">{{S|West}}</ref>
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| birth={{FA|390}}<ref name="GAbirth">{{GA|123}}</ref>
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| birthlocation=Foothills of the [[Ered Wethrin]]
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| rule={{FA|423}}-{{FA|455|n}}
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| death={{FA|455}}
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| deathlocation=[[Eithel Sirion]]
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| age=65
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| house=[[House of Hador]]
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| parentage=[[Hathol]]
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| siblings=
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| spouse=[[Gildis]]
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| children=[[Glóredhel]], [[Galdor]], [[Gundor]]
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| gender=Male
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| height=
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| hair=Golden<ref name="Swest"/>
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| eyes=Blue<ref name="Swest"/>
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| clothing=
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'''Hador Lórindol''' ([[First Age]] 389 – 455, aged 66 years) was a [[Men|Man]] of the [[House of Hador|House of Marach]]. He was the son of [[Hathol]], husband of [[Gildis]], and father of [[Glóredhel]], [[Galdor of Dor-lómin|Galdor]], and [[Gundor]]. Hador was a young man when his people crossed the [[Blue Mountains]] into [[Beleriand]] and first met the [[Noldor]]. His ancestor, [[Malach Aradan]], later spent 14 years in the Kingdom of [[Fingolfin]], [[High King of the Noldor]], and became friendly with the Elves. In time the allegiance of the House of Marach was rewarded with a hereditary fiefdom in First Age 423.
 
  
Hador and his people were granted the land of [[Dor-lómin]] by Fingolfin. To celebrate the event, King [[Finrod]] of [[Nargothrond]] presented him with the [[Dragon-helm of Dor-lómin]], for whom it was also called the [[Helm of Hador]].
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'''Hador Lórindol''' ({{FA|390}}–{{FA|455|n}}, aged 65 years) was a [[Men|Man]] of the [[House of Hador]]. He was the son of [[Hathol]], husband of [[Gildis]], and father of [[Glóredhel]], [[Galdor (Lord of Dor-lómin)|Galdor]], and [[Gundor]].<ref name="Hador">{{WJ|West}}, ''Commentary, (ii) The House of Hador''</ref>
  
Hador ruled Dor-lómin for 32 years until the [[Dagor Bragollach]] ("Battle of Sudden Flame"). He was slain along with his youngest son Gundor defending his liege Fingolfin at the spring of [[Eithel Sirion]]. In his honor, his descendants would call themselves the [[House of Hador]].
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==History==
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Hador's ancestor, [[Malach]], spent 14 years in the Kingdom of [[Fingolfin]], [[High King of the Noldor]], and became friendly with the Elves.  Although neither Hador's grandfather [[Magor]] nor his father [[Hathol]] served under any Elf-lord,<ref name="Hador"/> Hador entered Fingolfin's household and was beloved by the king.<ref name="Swest"/>  In {{FA|423}} Fingolfin granted Hador a hereditary fiefdom in [[Dor-lómin]], where he gathered most of the people of his kin.<ref>{{GA|136}}</ref>  To celebrate the event, King [[Finrod]] of [[Nargothrond]] presented him with the [[Dragon-helm of Dor-lómin]], for whom it was also called the [[Helm of Hador]].<ref>{{UT|Narn}}, ''The Words of Húrin and Morgoth''</ref>
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Hador ruled Dor-lómin for 32 years until the [[Dagor Bragollach]] ("Battle of Sudden Flame"). He was slain along with his youngest son Gundor defending his liege Fingolfin at the spring of [[Eithel Sirion]]. In his honor, his descendants would call themselves the [[House of Hador]].<ref name="Ruin">{{S|Fingolfin}}</ref>
  
 
== Etymology ==
 
== Etymology ==
''Hador'' is a [[Sindarin]] word meaning "thrower of weapons", such as spears and darts. Hador's epithet, ''Lórindol'', is Sindarin for "[[Goldenhead]]" (from ''[[glor]]-'' = "golden light" and ''[[dôl]]'' = "head"), a reference to his golden hair. It was a trait shared by many other members of his House.
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For the etymology of ''Hador'', see the article ''[[Hador (word)]]''.
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Hador's epithet, ''[[Lórindol]]'', is [[Sindarin]] for "[[Goldenhead]]" (from ''[[glor]]-'' = "golden light" and ''[[dôl]]'' = "head"), a reference to his golden hair. It was a trait shared by many other members of his House.
  
 
== Genealogy ==
 
== Genealogy ==
        [[Malach Aradan|Malach]]
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        '''HADOR''' = [[Gildis]]
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==Other Versions of the Legendarium==
[[Glóredhel]]   [[Galdor of Dor-lómin|Galdor]]   [[Gundor]]  
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In an earlier version it was [[Hador Lórindol]] who led the people of the third house of the Edain across the [[Ered Luin]] into [[Beleriand]]; this was changed so that Hador became Marach's descendant of the fourth generation.<ref name="Hador"/>
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    [[Húrin Thalion|Húrin]]           [[Huor]]
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In both the ''[[Grey Annals]]''<ref name="GAbirth"/> and ''The folk of Marach'' family tree in ''[[The War of the Jewels]]''<ref name="Hador"/> Hador's date of birth was given as {{FA|490}} while his date of death was {{FA|455}}, which meant that he lived for 65 years.  However, in ''[[The Silmarillion]]'' it is said that when he died he was "sixty and six years of age".<ref name="Ruin"/>
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Revision as of 12:15, 4 November 2012

The name Hador refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Hador (disambiguation).
Hador
Adan
Biographical Information
Other namesLórindol
TitlesFirst Lord of Dor-lómin
LocationDor-lómin
LanguageMannish dialect, Sindarin .[1]
BirthF.A. 390[2]
Foothills of the Ered Wethrin
RuleF.A. 423-455
DeathF.A. 455 (aged 65)
Eithel Sirion
Family
HouseHouse of Hador
ParentageHathol
SpouseGildis
ChildrenGlóredhel, Galdor, Gundor
Physical Description
GenderMale
Hair colorGolden[1]
Eye colorBlue[1]

Hador Lórindol (F.A. 390455, aged 65 years) was a Man of the House of Hador. He was the son of Hathol, husband of Gildis, and father of Glóredhel, Galdor, and Gundor.[3]

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History

Hador's ancestor, Malach, spent 14 years in the Kingdom of Fingolfin, High King of the Noldor, and became friendly with the Elves. Although neither Hador's grandfather Magor nor his father Hathol served under any Elf-lord,[3] Hador entered Fingolfin's household and was beloved by the king.[1] In F.A. 423 Fingolfin granted Hador a hereditary fiefdom in Dor-lómin, where he gathered most of the people of his kin.[4] To celebrate the event, King Finrod of Nargothrond presented him with the Dragon-helm of Dor-lómin, for whom it was also called the Helm of Hador.[5]

Hador ruled Dor-lómin for 32 years until the Dagor Bragollach ("Battle of Sudden Flame"). He was slain along with his youngest son Gundor defending his liege Fingolfin at the spring of Eithel Sirion. In his honor, his descendants would call themselves the House of Hador.[6]

Etymology

For the etymology of Hador, see the article Hador (word).

Hador's epithet, Lórindol, is Sindarin for "Goldenhead" (from glor- = "golden light" and dôl = "head"), a reference to his golden hair. It was a trait shared by many other members of his House.

Genealogy

 
 
Marach
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hathol
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
HADOR
LÓRINDOL
 
Gildis
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Glóredhel
 
Galdor
 
Gundor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Húrin
 
Huor
 
 

Other Versions of the Legendarium

In an earlier version it was Hador Lórindol who led the people of the third house of the Edain across the Ered Luin into Beleriand; this was changed so that Hador became Marach's descendant of the fourth generation.[3]

In both the Grey Annals[2] and The folk of Marach family tree in The War of the Jewels[3] Hador's date of birth was given as F.A. 490 while his date of death was F.A. 455, which meant that he lived for 65 years. However, in The Silmarillion it is said that when he died he was "sixty and six years of age".[6]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Coming of Men into the West"
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "The Grey Annals": §123
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 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
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "The Grey Annals": §136
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Narn i Hîn Húrin (The Tale of the Children of Húrin)", The Words of Húrin and Morgoth
  6. 6.0 6.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin"
Preceded by:
none
1st Lord of Dor-lómin
F.A. 423455
Followed by:
Galdor