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The [[House of Hador]] ([[Sindarin]]: '''''Bar Hador'''''<ref>{{MR|P5I}}; the first word appears in the [[lenition|lenited]] compound form ''e-mbar'' "''of'' the House"</ref>) was the name of the third House of the [[Edain]] to cross the [[Ered Luin]] into [[Beleriand]] during the [[First Age]]. They were originally known as the [[House of Hador|House of Marach]] but were renamed during the reign of their later ruler [[Hador]] in honour of him.
 
The [[House of Hador]] ([[Sindarin]]: '''''Bar Hador'''''<ref>{{MR|P5I}}; the first word appears in the [[lenition|lenited]] compound form ''e-mbar'' "''of'' the House"</ref>) was the name of the third House of the [[Edain]] to cross the [[Ered Luin]] into [[Beleriand]] during the [[First Age]]. They were originally known as the [[House of Hador|House of Marach]] but were renamed during the reign of their later ruler [[Hador]] in honour of him.
 
==Origin==
 
==Origin==
The [[Men]] of the House of Marach descended from the tribes of Men who abandoned [[Hildórien]] for the [[West (disambiguation)|West]]. They were at war with the [[Men of Darkness|Men]] who fell under the [[Shadow]], and were pursued by them.<ref name=DM>{{PM|Atani}}</ref> They followed a road around northern [[Rhûn]] where they met some [[Dwarves]].<ref>{{WJ|Dwarves}}</ref> At the shores of the [[Sea of Rhûn]] a [[House of Bëor|small part was separated]]. The Greater Folk, the ancestors of the House of Marach, came later in the north-east woods near the shores. They crafted boats and could sail the insland Sea, and seemed to had been related to the ancestors of the [[Northmen]].<ref>{{UT|Cirion}}</ref>  
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The [[Men]] of the House of Marach descended from the tribes of Men who abandoned [[Hildórien]] for the [[West (disambiguation)|West]]. They were at war with the [[Men of Darkness|Men]] who fell under the [[Shadow]], and were pursued by them.<ref name=DM>{{PM|Dwarves}}</ref> They followed a road around northern [[Rhûn]] where they met some [[Dwarves]].<ref>{{WJ|Dwarves}}</ref> At the shores of the [[Sea of Rhûn]] a [[House of Bëor|small part was separated]]. The Greater Folk, the ancestors of the House of Marach, came later in the north-east woods near the shores. They crafted boats and could sail the insland Sea, and seemed to had been related to the ancestors of the [[Northmen]].<ref>{{UT|Cirion}}</ref>  
  
That folk was numerous and came in three hosts each around 2000 adult men. They crossed [[Eriador]] armed and equipped, with many [[horses]], some [[donkeys]] and flocks of [[sheep]] and [[goats]]. They reached the feet of the [[Ered Luin]] a year before all others but didn't attempt to find passes. Their mounted scouts attemted to find a way round them, and did so from the south.<ref name=DM/>
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In {{FA|313}}, the people of Marach crossed the [[Ered Luin]] and entered [[Beleriand]]. They were the largest of the Houses and also the most warlike and they frightened the native [[Green-elves]] who inhabited the forested slopes of the mountains and so were bidden to progress to Estolad as the [[House of Bëor]] had done. Of all the Houses of the Edain the Hadorians remained longest in Estolad (perhaps due to the immense size of the House) but became close allies with the Ñoldorin [[House of Fingolfin]] who reigned in [[Hithlum]]. Under the rule of [[Magor]], grandson of Marach the House removed to the southern slopes of the [[Ered Wethrin]].
 
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In {{FA|313}}, the first host entered [[Beleriand]] from the south and were followed by the rest of the folk of Marach in the same year.<ref name=DM/> They were the largest of the Houses and also the most warlike and they frightened the native [[Green-elves]] who inhabited the forested slopes of the mountains and so were bidden to progress to Estolad as the [[House of Bëor]] had done. Of all the Houses of the Edain the Hadorians remained longest in Estolad (perhaps due to the immense size of the House) but became close allies with the Ñoldorin [[House of Fingolfin]] who reigned in [[Hithlum]]. Under the rule of [[Magor]], grandson of Marach the House removed to the southern slopes of the [[Ered Wethrin]].
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== History ==
 
== History ==
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None the less, when the surviving Edain were granted the gift-land of [[Númenor]] the House of Hador was still the greatest in size of all the Houses and so made up the greater portion of those who removed there.
 
None the less, when the surviving Edain were granted the gift-land of [[Númenor]] the House of Hador was still the greatest in size of all the Houses and so made up the greater portion of those who removed there.
  
It was believed in [[Gondor]] (somewhat inaccurately<ref name=DM/><ref>{{PM|XNotes}}, #61</ref>) that some of the sons of the House who refused the call to [[Elenna]], became the direct ancestors of the [[Northmen]]; explaining thus the affinity the [[Rohirrim]] had with the [[Gondorians]].<ref>{{TT|IV5}}</ref>
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It was said by [[Gondorian]] lore-masters that some of the sons of the House who refused the call to [[Elenna]], became the ancestors of the [[Northmen]]; explaining thus the affinity the [[Rohirrim]] had with the [[Dúnedain]].<ref>{{TT|IV5}}</ref>
  
 
== Physical Characteristics ==
 
== Physical Characteristics ==
 
    
 
    
The people of the House of Hador tended to be hardy and enduring in cold and distances, strong, tall, bold and steadfast (second to those of the First House), swift in body, with blue eyes, fair skin, and golden hair; they were noble and generous, ready in mind and quick to anger and laughter. There were some among them who were dark-haired (a trait sometimes inherited from the [[House of Beor]]).<ref>{{S|Men}}</ref><ref name=DM/>{{rp|307}}, and those members showed an interest in crafts and lore.<ref>{{PM|XNotes}}, #43</ref> They were marked as being the tallest men inhabitants of Beleriand save the Elves, They were the largest of the Houses and also the most warlike.
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The people of the House of Hador tended to be of great height with blue eyes, fair skin, and golden hair, though there were some among them who were dark-haired.<ref>{{PM|Dwarves}} p. 307</ref> They were marked as being the tallest men inhabitants of Beleriand save the Elves, strong and quick in mind. They were the largest of the Houses and also the most warlike.
  
Their features and traits were such, that young members of the House were almost indistinguishable from the Eldar, a fact that was remembered in elven songs ever after. The swift fading of this condition was a grief and a mystery to the Eldar.<ref>{{PM|XNotes}}, #47</ref> As a notable example, [[Túrin]] could be taken as one of the [[Noldor]], and was named "[[Adanedhel]]" (Elf-man) in [[Nargothrond]].<ref>{{S|Turin}}</ref>
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As [[Elf-friends]] they spoke [[Sindarin]] but also the main dialect of [[Taliska]] which became [[Adûnaic]].
  
Their language was closely related with that of the Folk of Beor, but their dialect, the main dialect of [[Taliska]] which became [[Adûnaic]], was more uniform with fewer alien influences.<ref name=DM/> As [[Elf-friends]] they also spoke [[Sindarin]].
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== Family Tree of the House of Hador ==
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==Family Tree of the House of Hador==
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                                [[Marach]]
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                            ______|_____________________________
{{familytree/start}}
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                            |                                   |
{{familytree | | | | | | | | | | | MAR | | | | | | | | | | | | |MAR=[[Marach]]</br><small>''{{FA|282}} - {{FA|376|n}}''</small>}}
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                    [[Meldis]] = [[Malach]]                           [[Imlach]]  
{{familytree | | | | | | | | | |,|-|^|-|.| | | | | | | | | | | |}}
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            _______________|____________                        |
{{familytree | | | | | ZIM |y| MAL | | IML | | | | | | | | | | |ZIM=[[Zimrahin]]</br><small>''unknown''</small>|MAL=[[Malach]]</br><small>''{{FA|307|n}} - {{FA|398|n}}''</small>|IML=[[Imlach]]</br><small>''b. {{FA|310|n}}''</small>}}
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            |                           |                       |            
{{familytree | | | | | |,|-|^|-|.| | | |!| | | | | | | | | | | |}}
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        [[Adanel]]                       [[Magor]]                 [[Amlach]]    
{{familytree | BEL |V| ADA | | MAG | | AML | | | | | | | | | | |BEL=[[Belemir]]</br><small>''b. {{FA|339|n}}''</small>|ADA=[[Adanel]]</br><small>''b. {{FA|339|n}}''</small>|MAG=[[Magor]]</br><small>''b. {{FA|341|n}}''</small>|AML=[[Amlach]]</br><small>''b. {{FA|337|n}}''</small>}}
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          |                             |
{{familytree | | | |:| | | | | |!| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |}}
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      Five children                    [[Hathol]]
{{familytree | | | BEO | | | | HAT | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |BEO=''<small>[[House of Bëor]]</small>''|HAT=[[Hathol]]</br><small>''b. {{FA|365|n}}''</small>}}
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{{familytree | | | |:| | | | | |!| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |}}
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                              [[Gildis]] = [[Hador]]  
{{familytree | | | | | | | | | HAD |y| GIL | | | | | | | | | | |HAD=[[Hador]]</br><small>''{{FA|390|n}} - {{FA|455|n}}''</small>|GIL=[[Gildis]]</br><small>''unknown''</small>}}
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                            ____________|_____________                     
{{familytree | | | | | |,|-|-|-|v|-|^|-|-|-|-|-|.| | | | | | | |}}
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{{familytree | HAL |V| GLO | | GAL |y| HAR | | GUN | | | | | | |HAL=[[Haldir (Chieftain of the Haladin)|Haldir]]</br><small>''{{FA|414|n}} - {{FA|472|n}}''</small>|GLO=[[Glóredhel]]</br><small>''{{FA|415|n}} - {{FA|472|n}}''</small>|GAL=[[Galdor (Lord of Dor-lómin)|Galdor]]</br><small>''{{FA|417|n}} - {{FA|462|n}}''</small>|HAR=[[Hareth]]</br><small>''b. {{FA|420|n}}''</small>|GUN=[[Gundor]]</br><small>''{{FA|419|n}} - {{FA|455|n}}''</small>}}
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            [[Haldir (Chieftain of the Haladin)|Haldir]] = [[Glóredhel]]         |         [[Gundor]]
{{familytree | | | |:| | | | | | | |)|-|-|-|.| | | | | | | | | |}}
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                    |                 [[Galdor (Lord of Dor-lómin)|Galdor]] = [[Hareth]]
{{familytree | | | HAL | | MOR |y| HUR | | HUO |y| RIA | | | | |HAL=<small>''[[House of Haleth]]''</small>|MOR=[[Morwen]]<br/><small>''{{FA|441|n}} - {{FA|501|n}}''</small>|HUR=[[Húrin]]</br><small>''{{FA|441|n}} - {{FA|502|n}}''</small>|HUO=[[Huor]]</br><small>''{{FA|444|n}} - {{FA|472|n}}</small>|RIA=[[Rían]]<br/><small>''{{FA|450|n}} - {{FA|472|n}}''</small>}}
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                  [[Handir]]                 _____|_____
{{familytree | | | |:| |,|-|-|-|+|-|-|-|.| | | |!| | | | | | | |}}
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{{familytree | | | | | TUR | | LAL | | NIE | | TUO |y| IDR | | |TUR=[[Túrin]]<br/><small>''{{FA|464|n}} - {{FA|499|n}}''</small>|LAL=[[Lalaith]]<br/><small>''{{FA|466|n}} - {{FA|469|n}}''</small>|NIE=[[Nienor]]<br/><small>''{{FA|473|n}} - {{FA|499|n}}''</small>|TUO=[[Tuor]]<br/><small>''b. {{FA|472|n}}''</small>|IDR=[[Idril]]<br/><small>''b. {{YT}}''</small>}}
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                              [[Morwen]] = [[Húrin]]       [[Huor]] = [[Rían]]    
{{familytree | | | | | |L|~|~|~|~|~|~|~|J| | | | | |!| | | | | |}}
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                                _____|_____            |
{{familytree | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | EAR |y| ELW |EAR=[[Eärendil]]<br/><small>''b. {{FA|503|n}}''</small>|ELW=[[Elwing]]<br/><small>''b. {{FA|503}}''</small>}}
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{{familytree | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |,|-|^|-|.| |}}
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                              | [[Lalaith]] |           |                    
{{familytree | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | ROS | | RON |ROS=[[Elros]]<br/><small>''{{FA|532}} - {{SA|442}}''</small>|RON=[[Elrond]]<br/><small>''born {{FA|532}}''</small>}}
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                              [[Túrin]] = [[Nienor]]         [[Tuor]] = [[Idril]]
{{familytree/end}}
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                                                        [[Eärendil]]
 
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