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Aerin

Aerin
Adan
Turner Mohan - Aerin.jpg
"Aerin" by Turner Mohan
Biographical Information
LocationDor-lómin
DeathF.A. 496
Dor-lómin
Family
HouseHouse of Hador
ParentageIndor
SpouseBrodda
Physical Description
GenderFemale
GalleryImages of Aerin

Aerin, the daughter of Indor,[1] was a woman of Dor-lómin, member of the House of Hador and closely related to Húrin Thalion.

After the Nirnaeth Arnoediad, Brodda the Easterling became the lord of Hithlum, and took her as his wife against her will, hoping thus to produce an heir. Aerin secretly helped Húrin's wife Morwen.[2]

When Túrin, son of Húrin, returned to Dor-lómin, he learned from Aerin that his mother had left Hithlum. In rage he killed Brodda, thereby also sealing Aerin's fate, who burnt herself alive in her hall, and the remainder of the House of Hador now was persecuted even more cruelly.[3][4]

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[edit] Etymology

The name incorporates aer ("ocean"). The ending perhaps is the same in the names of Húrin and Túrin; in that case the name would mean "She who desires the Sea".

[edit] Genealogy

 
 
 
 
Indor
b. F.A.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brodda
d. F.A. 496
 
AERIN
d. F.A. 496
 
 


[edit] Other versions of the legendarium

This character already appears in the early version of the legendarium of The Book of Lost Tales, with the Gnomish name Airin Faiglindra.[5]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Children of Húrin, "The Return of Túrin to Dor-lómin", p. 189
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Children of Húrin, "The Departure of Túrin", p. 69
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Túrin Turambar"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Children of Húrin, "The Return of Túrin to Dor-lómin"
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, "II. Turambar and the Foalókë", pp. 89-93