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Hirluin

Hirluin
Gondorian
Jan Pospisil - Hirluin the Fair.jpg
"Hirluin the Fair" by Jan Pospíšil
Biographical Information
Other names"the Fair", "of the Green Hills"
LocationGreen Hills, Gondor
LanguageWestron
DeathMarch 15, T.A. 3019
Battle of the Pelennor Fields
Physical Description
GenderMale
GalleryImages of Hirluin

Hirluin the Fair or Hirluin of the Green Hills was the leader of the people of the Green Hills during the War of the Ring.

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[edit] History

He was one of the many leaders of Men who brought companies to Minas Tirith; in his contingent were three hundred gallant green-clad men.[1] A week later, he fought in the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, rushing to the aid of Éomer and the Rohirrim, in the van with Imrahil of Dol Amroth, Húrin of the Keys and Forlong of Lossarnach. He was slain on the fields before the City.[2]

[edit] Etymology

The name Hirluin is composed of the two elements hîr "lord" and luin "pale, fair" (and by extension "blue").[3]

[edit] Portrayal in adaptations

2007: The Lord of the Rings Online:

Hirluin is first met in Minas Tirith shortly before the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, drinking in a tavern and remembering the days of their youth with his good friend Forlong. Later, both of them lead the defence of the White City, fighting on the wall alongside other defenders. When the Rohirrim army arrives, both of them rush outside the city gates and faces their foes together before Hirluin is slain before his friend.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "Minas Tirith"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Battle of the Pelennor Fields"
  3. Robert Foster, The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, p. 197