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Hirluin
Gondorian
Biographical Information
Other names"the Fair", "of the Green Hills"
LocationGreen Hills, Gondor
LanguageWestron
DeathMarch 15, T.A. 3019
Battle of the Pelennor Fields
Physical Description
GenderMale

Hirluin the Fair or Hirluin of the Green Hills was the leader of the people of the Green Hills during the War of the Ring.

History

He was one of the many leaders of Men who brought companies to Minas Tirith; in his contingent were three hundred gallant green-clad men.[1] A week later, he fought in the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, rushing to the aid of Éomer and the Rohirrim, in the van with Imrahil of Dol Amroth, Húrin of the Keys and Forlong of Lossarnach. He was slain on the fields before the City.[2]

Etymology

The name Hirluin is composed of the two elements hîr "lord" and luin "pale, fair" (and by extension "blue", although this doesn't seem to be the case here).[source?]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "Minas Tirith"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Battle of the Pelennor Fields"