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Haldir (Chieftain of the Haladin)

This article is about the head of the House of Haleth. For the Elf of Lothlórien, see Haldir.
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Haldir
Adan
Biographical Information
TitlesChieftain of the Haladin
LocationBrethil
BirthF.A. 414
Brethil
DeathF.A. 472
Battle of Unnumbered Tears
Family
HouseHaladin
ParentageHalmir
SiblingsHundar, Hareth, Hiril
SpouseGlóredhel
ChildrenHandir
Physical Description
GenderMale

Haldir was the son of Halmir and Chieftain of the Haladin in Brethil. He married Glóredhel of the House of Hador and they had a son named Handir. He also fostered their nephews Húrin and Huor during their childhood years.[1]

Haldir joined the Union of Maedhros and led a force of the Haladin in the disastrous Nirnaeth Arnoediad. Fingon attempted a retreat across Anfauglith covered by Haldir, but he was slain, with most of his Men.[2]

News of his death caused Glóredhel to die of grief.[3] He was succeeded by his son Handir as the Chieftain of the Haladin.

[edit] Genealogy

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Haldan
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Halmir
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Glóredhel
 
HALDIR
 
Hundar
 
Hareth
 
Galdor
 
Hiril
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Handir
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Huor
 
Húrin
 
 
 
 

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Fifth Battle: Nirnaeth Arnoediad"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Children of Húrin, "The Departure of Túrin", p. 66