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'''Hirluin the Fair''' (died [[Third Age]] 3039) was the leader of those who dwelt in the [[Green Hills]] of [[Pinnath Gelin]], in the distant west of [[Gondor]]. Curiously, though he was lord of the Green Hills, and his soldiers were clad in green, Hirluin's name seems to mean "Blue Lord". He was one of the many leaders of Men who brought companies to [[Minas Tirith in Gondor|Minas Tirith]], and he fought bravely in the [[Battle of the Pelennor Fields]], rushing to the aid of [[Éomer]] and the [[Rohirrim]]. He was killed in the latter moments of that battle.
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|birth=Unknown
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|death=March 15, [[Third Age 3019|T.A. 3019]]
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|gender=Male
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'''Hirluin the Fair''' or '''Hirluin of the Green Hills''' was the leader of the people of the [[Green Hills of Gondor|Green Hills]] during the [[War of the Ring]].  
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He was one of the many leaders of Men who brought companies to [[Minas Tirith in Gondor|Minas Tirith]]. He brought three hundred gallant green-clad men. 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 the Tall|Húrin of the Keys]] and [[Forlong|Forlong of Lossarnach]]. He was slain on the fields before the City.
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==Etymology==
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The name '''Hirluin''' is composed of the two element ''hîr'' "lord" and ''[[luin]]''. The meaning of ''luin'' is variable, it can mean "blue", but also  "pale, fair", which seems to be the meaning here.
  
 
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Revision as of 11:40, 10 February 2008

Jan Pospisil - Hirluin the Fair.jpg
Hirluin
Man
Biographical Information
Other namesthe Fair, of the Green Hills
BirthUnknown
DeathMarch 15, T.A. 3019
Physical Description
GenderMale
HeightUnknown
Hair colorBlack

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.

He was one of the many leaders of Men who brought companies to Minas Tirith. He brought three hundred gallant green-clad men. 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.

Etymology

The name Hirluin is composed of the two element hîr "lord" and luin. The meaning of luin is variable, it can mean "blue", but also "pale, fair", which seems to be the meaning here.