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Hendor

Hendor
Elf
Biographical Information
LocationGondolin
AffiliationHouse of the Wing
Physical Description
GenderMale

Hendor was a servant of Idril according to the early version of the Legendarium in The Book of Lost Tales.

[edit] History

He was a house-carl of Idril in Gondolin, and was aged.[1] When the Fall of Gondolin began, Idril sent most men of her guard down the secret way with young Eärendel.[2]:187 Hendor had to carry the child down the tunnel, and while crossing Tumladin these men were persecuted by Orcs upon wolves. However, they were saved by Tuor and Hendor was relieved of his burden, although Eärendel claimed he didn't need to be beared.[2]:190

[edit] Etymology

Hendor is never glossed, but it could be related with Gnomish/Qenya hen ("eye").[3]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, "III. The Fall of Gondolin": "Notes and Commentary", Entries in the Name-list to The Fall of Gondolin, p. 216
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, "III. The Fall of Gondolin"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Sí Qente Feanor and Other Elvish Writings", in Parma Eldalamberon XV (edited by Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, Patrick H. Wynne, and Bill Welden), p. 27