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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]].
  
 
Herumor is mentioned only once in the main [[legendarium]]:  
 
Herumor is mentioned only once in the main [[legendarium]]:  
 
{{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]]''}}
 
{{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]]''}}
  
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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== The New Shadow ==
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In "[[The New Shadow]]", a writing include in ''[[The Peoples of Middle-earth]]'', 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 II|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]].
  
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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== Etymology ==
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Herumor means "Black Lord" in [[Quenya]] (from ''[[heru]]'' = "lord" and ''[[morë]]'' = "dark").
  
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== Other Versions of the Legendarium ==
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In the defunct [[Middle-earth Role Playing]] game from the 1980s, Herumor is given an extended history. [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]], however, had nothing to do with writing this history. Fuinor is then his older brother.
  
 
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Herumor was a Black Númenórean who lived in the late Second Age.

Herumor is mentioned only once in the main legendarium:

"...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

The New Shadow

In "The New Shadow", a writing include in The Peoples of Middle-earth, 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 Númenórean ruler of the Haradrim, as there is some speculation that he became either one of the Ringwraiths or the Mouth of Sauron.

Etymology

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

Other Versions of the Legendarium

In the defunct 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.