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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.
There is also no record of Haldir's death in any of the books. Haldir encountered the Fellowship between January 15 and February 16, T.A. 3019, and it is generally believed that he lived long before and after this period.
The name Haldir means "Hidden Hero" in Sindarin.
Portrayal in Adaptations
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.
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 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 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.