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Húrin (Warden of the Keys)

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The name Húrin refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Húrin (disambiguation).
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"Hurin of the Keys" by Peter Xavier Price
Biographical Information
Other names"the Tall", "of the Keys"
PositionWarden of the Keys
BirthLate Third Age
DeathPresumably early Fourth Age
Physical Description
Húrin the Tall, also referred to as "Lord Húrin" or Húrin of the Keys, was the Warden of the Keys of Minas Tirith at the time of the War of the Ring.

[edit] History

Húrin fought in the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, and along with Forlong, Hirluin, and Imrahil came to the aid of the Rohirrim when they were outnumbered and hard-pressed.[1]

He was left in command of the small garrison that stayed behind while the armies of Gondor and Rohan marched to the Black Gate. At the coronation of Aragorn, he opened a barricade (laid in place of the destroyed gate) at the gatehouse of Minas Tirith for the new king.[2]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Battle of the Pelennor Fields"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Steward and the King"