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Brodda

Brodda
Man
Biographical Information
Other namesthe Incomer[1]
LocationDor-lómin
AffiliationMorgoth
BirthFirst Age
DeathF.A. 495
Dor-lómin
Family
SpouseAerin
Physical Description
GenderMale

Brodda was an Easterling from the House of Ulfang.

[edit] History

During the First Age, after Morgoth captured the land of Hithlum, Brodda became its lord. He took to wife (against her will) Aerin of the House of Hador, a kinswoman of Húrin, and took Húrin's lands and possessions.[2] When in F.A. 495[3] Túrin Turambar, son of Húrin, returned to Dor-lómin, he learned from Aerin that his mother, Morwen, had left Hithlum. In his 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.[4]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Narn i Hîn Húrin (The Tale of the Children of Húrin)", "The Return of Túrin to Dor-lómin"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Children of Húrin, "The Departure of Túrin", p. 68
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "The Grey Annals": §288
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Children of Húrin, "The Return of Túrin to Dor-lómin", pp. 188-190