|"Descendants of Thingol" by Jenny Dolfen|
|Other names||Eluchíl, Aranel, Dior the Fair, Thingol's Heir|
|Titles||King of Doriath|
|Birth||F.A. 470 |
|Rule||F.A. 503 - 506|
|Death||F.A. 506 (aged 36)|
Menegroth, during Second Kinslaying
|House||House of Bëor|
|Heritage||Man father, half-Elf/half-Maia mother|
|Parentage||Beren and Lúthien|
|Children||Elwing, Eluréd, Elurín|
|Gallery||Images of Dior|
Dior was born on the island of Tol Galen in East Beleriand. When he was 27, he married Nimloth of Doriath,[note 1] and took her back to live by the Lanthir Lamath waterfall at the base of the Blue Mountains. There they had three children: Elwing, Eluréd, and Elurín.
After Thingol was slain by the Dwarves who coveted the Nauglamír, Dior with his father and a host of Green-elves of Ossiriand journeyed swiftly north to the river Ascar and fought the Dwarves of Nogrod in the Battle of Sarn Athrad.
In F.A. 503, he and his family went to Menegroth and restored the realm of Doriath. After the death of his parents, a Lord of the Laiquendi came to Doriath bringing the Nauglamir, which was worn by his mother. After mourning, he decided to wear it himself. When he placed the Nauglamir on himself, it sat lightly and he appeared as the fairest of three living races: Maiar, Elven, and Human. This news came to the Sons of Feanor, who came to Doriath with their servants, consumed by the Oath of Feanor.
Dior managed to kill Celegorm (who, ironically, was also called the Fair), and Caranthir and Curufin were also slain, but the Kingdom of Doriath was destroyed. So Dior and Nimloth were slain, during the Second Kinslaying, along with anyone preventing the Feanorians from gaining the Silmaril.
After the attack, the servants of Celegorm left Eluréd and Elurín in the forest to die. Elwing, however, carrying the Nauglamir, escaped with the remnant of the Elves of Doriath to the Havens of Sirion. Years later she would wed Eärendil and together they would seek aid from Valinor.
|Elu Thingol||Melian||House of Bëor|
 Other names and titles
 Other versions of the legendarium
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "A Description of the Island of Númenor", note 2
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Fifth Battle: Nirnaeth Arnoediad"
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Ruin of Doriath"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Voyage of Eärendil and the War of Wrath"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 375
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Index of Names"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, "V. The Tale of Eärendel", pp. 240, 244, 251
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, "I-Lam na-Ngoldathon: The Grammar and Lexicon of the Gnomish Tongue", in Parma Eldalamberon XI (edited by Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, and Patrick H. Wynne), p. 20
House of Bëor
|2nd King of Doriath|
F.A. 503 – 506