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Hardang

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Hardang
Adan
Biographical Information
TitlesChieftain of the Haladin
LocationBrethil
BirthF.A. 470[1]
RuleF.A. 499 - 501
DeathF.A. 501[2] (aged 31)
Brethil
Family
HouseHouse of Haleth
ParentageHundad
Physical Description
GenderMale

Hardang was a Chieftain of the Haladin in the First Age.

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[edit] History

He descended from Halmir of the House of Haleth, and was the son of Hundad son of Hundar.[1] After the death of the Chieftain of Brethil, Handir, Hardang tried to have his cousin, Brandir dismissed of the throne in favor of himself. Many believed Brandir was unfit to rule and supported Hardang.

After the death of Brandir a new Chieftain had to be elected. As Brandir had no children the Men of Brethil wished for his cousin Manthor to take up the line, however they were connected by a daughter, and thus Hardang won the election. Hardang promoted Manthor to become the Captain of the Guards at the Crossings of Taeglin.

Within two years of Hardang's rule, rumors of the return of Húrin Thalion began spreading. Hardang disliked the House of Hador for he had no blood relation, and upon Húrin's return, at the Moot of the Folk, Manthor defended Húrin against Hardang.

The Folk of Brethil were angered by Hardang actions and burned the Hall of the Chieftains. Hardang attempted to escape but was hit with a spear in his back and he perished.

[edit] Genealogy

 
 
 
 
 
 
Halmir
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Haldir
 
Hundar
 
Hareth
 
Hiril
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hunleth
 
Hundad
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
HARDANG
 
 
 
 
 
 


[edit] Other versions of the legendarium

In early versions of the story, Hardang's name was Harathor, and it was he, not Manthor, who was the brother of Túrin's companion Hunthor.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Three. The Wanderings of Húrin and Other Writings not forming part of the Quenta Silmarillion: I. The Wanderings of Húrin", p. 270
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Three. The Wanderings of Húrin and Other Writings not forming part of the Quenta Silmarillion: I. The Wanderings of Húrin", pp. 257-8
Hardang
House of Haleth
Born: F.A. 470 Died: F.A. 501
Preceded by:
Brandir
Chieftain of the Haladin
F.A. 499 - 501
Followed by:
Avranc