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'''Saeros''' ([[Years of the Trees]] – [[First Age]] 484) was an Elf of the [[Nandor]] who went to dwell in [[Doriath]] at the court of King [[Thingol]] after the [[First Battle]]. When [[Túrin]] came to Doriath as a fosterchild five centuries later, Saeros had become a councilor to the King, and was jealous that such honor should be given to a [[Man]].  
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'''Saeros''' ([[Years of the Trees]] – [[First Age]] 484) was an Elf of the [[Nandor]] who lived in [[Doriath]].
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==History==
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Saeros was a member of the court of King [[Thingol]] after the [[First Battle]]. When [[Túrin]] came to Doriath as a fosterchild five centuries later, Saeros had become a councilor to the King, and was jealous that such honor should be given to a [[Man]].  
  
 
When Túrin was seventeen, Saeros insulted him at a royal dinner, comparing the [[House of Hador|Men of Hithlum]] to animals. In his anger Túrin struck him with a goblet, injurying him. The next day Saeros ambushed Túrin in the woods, but was overcome. Túrin went on to strip him naked and told him to run back to [[Menegroth]] like an animal. While running in terror Saeros fell into a ravine and died. Túrin, fearing King Thingol's wrath, fled Doriath, calling himself ''[[Neithan]]'' ("The Wronged").
 
When Túrin was seventeen, Saeros insulted him at a royal dinner, comparing the [[House of Hador|Men of Hithlum]] to animals. In his anger Túrin struck him with a goblet, injurying him. The next day Saeros ambushed Túrin in the woods, but was overcome. Túrin went on to strip him naked and told him to run back to [[Menegroth]] like an animal. While running in terror Saeros fell into a ravine and died. Túrin, fearing King Thingol's wrath, fled Doriath, calling himself ''[[Neithan]]'' ("The Wronged").
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== Other Versions of the Legendarium ==
 
== Other Versions of the Legendarium ==
In early drafts of the [[legendarium]], Saeros was named '''Orgof'''. In the ''[[Grey Annals]]'' section of ''[[The War of the Jewels]]'', Orguf never confronts Túrin in the woods, but is killed at the dinner party by the goblet Túrin threw at him.
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Saeros was named '''Orgof''' in ''[[The Grey Annals]]''. He never confronted Túrin in the woods, but is killed at the dinner party by the goblet Túrin threw at him.<ref>{{WJ|One}}</ref>
  
 
== See Also ==
 
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* [[:Category:Images of Saeros|Images of Saeros]]
 
* [[:Category:Images of Saeros|Images of Saeros]]
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Saeros (Years of the TreesFirst Age 484) was an Elf of the Nandor who lived in Doriath.

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History

Saeros was a member of the court of King Thingol after the First Battle. When Túrin came to Doriath as a fosterchild five centuries later, Saeros had become a councilor to the King, and was jealous that such honor should be given to a Man.

When Túrin was seventeen, Saeros insulted him at a royal dinner, comparing the Men of Hithlum to animals. In his anger Túrin struck him with a goblet, injurying him. The next day Saeros ambushed Túrin in the woods, but was overcome. Túrin went on to strip him naked and told him to run back to Menegroth like an animal. While running in terror Saeros fell into a ravine and died. Túrin, fearing King Thingol's wrath, fled Doriath, calling himself Neithan ("The Wronged").

Etymology

Saeros' name is difficult to translate, but might mean "Bitter Rain" in Sindarin (from saer = "bitter" and ross = "rain"). If "bitter" is the root word of his name, than Saeros is probably a epithet.

Other Versions of the Legendarium

Saeros was named Orgof in The Grey Annals. He never confronted Túrin in the woods, but is killed at the dinner party by the goblet Túrin threw at him.[1]

See Also

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part One. The Grey Annals"