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<center>{{quote|But there are some of us still who go abroad for the gathering of news and the watching of our enemies, and they speak the languages of other lands. I am one. Haldir is my name.|''[[The Fellowship of the Ring]]'', [[Lothlórien (chapter)|Lothlórien]]}}</center>
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<center>{{quote|But there are some of us still who go abroad for the gathering of news and the watching of our enemies, and they speak the languages of other lands. I am one. Haldir is my name.|Haldir<ref name="LL">[[J.R.R. Tolkien]], ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'', ''[[The Fellowship of the Ring]]'', "[[Lothlórien (chapter)|Lothlórien]]"</ref>}}</center>
  
'''Haldir''' was an [[Elf]] of [[Lothlórien]], probably a [[Silvan Elves|Silvan Elf]], and a marchwarden who guarded the forest's northern borders.  
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'''Haldir''' was an [[Elves|Elf]] of [[Lothlórien]], probably a [[Silvan Elves|Silvan Elf]], and a marchwarden who guarded the forest's northern borders.  
  
==Life==
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==History==
When the [[Fellowship of the Ring]] arrived in Lórien, he became their guide to the city of [[Caras Galadhon]]. He and his companions are described as wearing grey hooded cloaks and live on platforms in the trees.  
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Haldir was one of the [[Galadhrim]]; unlike his brothers, [[Rúmil (elf of Lórien)|Rúmil]] and [[Orophin]], Haldir had traveled outside Lórien and knew [[Westron]]. He and his companions are described as wearing grey hooded cloaks and living on ''[[Telain|flets]]'' in the trees.  
  
Haldir was accompanied by his brothers, [[Rúmil of Lórien|Rúmil]] and [[Orophin]], who interacted little with the Fellowship because they, unlike Haldir, spoke little of the [[Common Speech]]. Little is known about them.
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Haldir was accompanied by his brothers between [[15 February|15]] and [[16 February]], {{TA|3019}}<ref>{{App|Great}}</ref> when they encountered the [[Fellowship of the Ring]] who arrived in Lórien. His brothers interacted little with the Fellowship because they spoke little of the Common Speech. He treated [[Gimli]] rather poorly due to bad relations between Elves and Dwarves. He made him go blindfolded through the wood until [[Galadriel]] said he did not have to.  
  
Haldir was one of the few Elves of Lórien who could speak [[Westron]]. He had heard of [[Aragorn II|Aragorn]], but there is no indication that they had met before.
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He had heard of [[Aragorn]], but there is no indication that they had met before.<ref name="LL"/> Haldir became their guide to the city of [[Caras Galadhon]].  
  
There is also no record of Haldir's death in any of the books. Haldir encountered the [[Fellowship of the Ring|Fellowship]] between [[January 15]] and [[February 16]], [[Third Age 3019|T.A. 3019]], and it is generally believed that he lived long before and after this period.  
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After [[Celeborn]] and [[Galadriel]] had nourished their guests, and they were set to depart, Haldir led them to their Elven boats.<ref>{{FR|Farewell}}</ref>
  
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
The name '''Haldir''' means "Hidden Hero" in [[Sindarin]].  
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[[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] explained the name ''Haldir'' as [[Sindarin]] for "Hidden Hero", though this Haldir refers to the (later omitted) son of [[Orodreth]].<ref>[[J.R.R. Tolkien]], ''[[The Lost Road and Other Writings]]'', "[[The Etymologies]]", entry SKAL</ref>
  
== Portrayal in Adaptations ==
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== Genealogy ==
[[Image:Peter Jackson's Haldir.jpg|thumb|200px|[[Craig Parker]] as Haldir in ''[[Peter Jackson's The Two Towers]]''.]]
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In the [[The Lord of the Rings (1981 radio series)|1981 radio series]], [[Haydn Wood]] provided the voice of Haldir.
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In ''[[Ralph Bakshi's The Lord of the Rings]]'', the Haldir was omitted. Aragorn and Boromir briefly discuss the possibility of entering Lothlórien, and in the next shot, they are welcomed by Galadriel.
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==Portrayal in adaptations==
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[[File:The Lord of the Rings - The Motion Picture Trilogy - Haldir.jpg|thumb|200px|Haldir in [[The Lord of the Rings (film series)|''The Lord of the Rings'' (film series)]].]]
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'''1978: [[The Lord of the Rings (1978 film)|''The Lord of the Rings'' (1978 film)]]:'''
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:Haldir was omitted. Aragorn and Boromir briefly discuss the possibility of entering Lothlórien, and in the next shot, they are welcomed by Galadriel.
  
In [[Peter Jackson's The Fellowship of the Ring]] Haldir was played by [[Craig Parker]] and his role was greatly expanded. In addition to being the Fellowship's guide in Lothlórien, in the [[Peter Jackson's The Two Towers|second movie]] he leads a regiment of Elven archers from Lórien to the [[Battle of Helm's Deep]], where he is eventually slain, along with most of his archers. This aspect of the movie has been much critized by [[Tolkienist|Purists]]. As well, [[Elrond]] of [[Rivendell]] supposedly sends them, even though they are [[Galadhrim]], undoubtedly a mistake. It is also doubtful that Haldir had the authority to command such a large group, since he leads only a small group of border guards.
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'''1981: [[The Lord of the Rings (1981 radio series)|''The Lord of the Rings'' (1981 radio series)]]:'''
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:[[Haydn Wood]] provided the voice of Haldir.  
  
==References==
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'''2001: ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring]]'':'''
# ''[[The Fellowship of the Ring]]'', [[Lothlórien (chapter)|Lothlórien]].
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:Haldir was played by [[Craig Parker]].
# ''[[The Lost Road and other Writings]]'', [[The Etymologies]].
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'''2002: ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers]]'':'''
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:Haldir leads a regiment of Elven archers from Lórien to the [[Battle of the Hornburg|Battle of Helm's Deep]], where he is eventually slain, along with most of his archers.
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Revision as of 06:48, 31 August 2016

The name Haldir refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Haldir (disambiguation).
Haldir
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Anke Eißmann - Atop Cerin Amroth.jpeg
"Atop Cerin Amroth" by Anke Eißmann
Biographical Information
LocationLothlórien
LanguageSilvan, Westron
Family
SiblingsRúmil and Orophin
Physical Description
GenderMale
Hair colorGolden[1]
GalleryImages of Haldir
"But there are some of us still who go abroad for the gathering of news and the watching of our enemies, and they speak the languages of other lands. I am one. Haldir is my name."
― Haldir[1]

Haldir was an Elf of Lothlórien, probably a Silvan Elf, and a marchwarden who guarded the forest's northern borders.

Contents

History

Haldir was one of the Galadhrim; unlike his brothers, Rúmil and Orophin, Haldir had traveled outside Lórien and knew Westron. He and his companions are described as wearing grey hooded cloaks and living on flets in the trees.

Haldir was accompanied by his brothers between 15 and 16 February, T.A. 3019[2] when they encountered the Fellowship of the Ring who arrived in Lórien. His brothers interacted little with the Fellowship because they spoke little of the Common Speech. He treated Gimli rather poorly due to bad relations between Elves and Dwarves. He made him go blindfolded through the wood until Galadriel said he did not have to.

He had heard of Aragorn, but there is no indication that they had met before.[1] Haldir became their guide to the city of Caras Galadhon.

After Celeborn and Galadriel had nourished their guests, and they were set to depart, Haldir led them to their Elven boats.[3]

Etymology

Tolkien explained the name Haldir as Sindarin for "Hidden Hero", though this Haldir refers to the (later omitted) son of Orodreth.[4]

Genealogy

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
HALDIR
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Rúmil
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Orophin
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Portrayal in adaptations

1978: The Lord of the Rings (1978 film):

Haldir was omitted. Aragorn and Boromir briefly discuss the possibility of entering Lothlórien, and in the next shot, they are welcomed by Galadriel.

1981: The Lord of the Rings (1981 radio series):

Haydn Wood provided the voice of Haldir.

2001: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring:

Haldir was played by Craig Parker.

2002: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers:

Haldir leads a regiment of Elven archers from Lórien to the Battle of Helm's Deep, where he is eventually slain, along with most of his archers.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "Lothlórien"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Great Years"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "Farewell to Lórien"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lost Road and Other Writings, "The Etymologies", entry SKAL