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'''Herumor''' ("Black Lord" in [[Sindarin]]) was a [[Black Númenóreans|Black Númenórean]].
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'''Herumor''' was a [[Black Númenóreans|Black Númenórean]] who lived in the late [[Second Age]]. After the [[Downfall of Númenor]] he, along with [[Fuinur]], rose to power among the [[Haradrim]] and served [[Sauron]].<ref>{{S|Rings}}</ref>
  
Herumor is mentioned only once in the main [[legendarium]]:
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== Etymology ==
{{quote|...because of the power of [[Gil-galad]] these renegades, lords both mighty and evil, for the most part took up their abodes in the southlands far away; yet two there were, Herumor and [[Fuinur]], who rose to power amongst the [[Haradrim]], a great and cruel people that dwelt in the wide lands south of [[Mordor]] beyond the mouths of [[Anduin]].|"[[Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age]]", ''[[The Silmarillion]]''}}
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In "[[The New Shadow]]", a section of [[The History of Middle-earth]] series, Herumor is also the name of the leader of a growing evil cult in [[Gondor]] during the [[Fourth Age]] about one hundred years into the reign of [[Eldarion]], the son of [[Aragorn]]. This Herumor could be the same as the [[Númenóreans|Númenórean]] ruler of the [[Haradrim]], as there is some speculation that he became either one of the ringwraiths or the [[Mouth of Sauron]].
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Herumor means "Black Lord" in [[Quenya]] (from ''[[heru]]'' = "lord" and ''[[morë]]'' = "dark").
 
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In the defunct and somewhat obscure [[Middle-earth Role Playing]] game from the 1980s, Herumor is given an extended history. Tolkien, however, had nothing to do with writing this history. Fuinor is then his older brother.
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== Portrayal in Adaptations ==
  
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In the defunct [[Middle-earth Role Playing]] game from the 1980s, Herumor is given an extended history. Fuinur is then his older brother. [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]], however, had nothing to do with writing this history.
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Revision as of 12:28, 4 November 2012

This article is about the Black Númenórean. For the character in The New Shadow, see Herumor (The New Shadow).
Herumor
Númenórean
Biographical Information
LocationNúmenor; Umbar
AffiliationBlack Númenóreans
BirthLate Second Age
Physical Description
GenderMale

Herumor was a Black Númenórean who lived in the late Second Age. After the Downfall of Númenor he, along with Fuinur, rose to power among the Haradrim and served Sauron.[1]

Etymology

Herumor means "Black Lord" in Quenya (from heru = "lord" and morë = "dark").

Portrayal in Adaptations

In the defunct Middle-earth Role Playing game from the 1980s, Herumor is given an extended history. Fuinur is then his older brother. Tolkien, however, had nothing to do with writing this history.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age"