|Titles||Chieftain of the Third House of the Edain|
|Birth||F.A. 307 |
|Death||F.A. 398 (aged 91)|
|House||House of Marach|
The kings of the Noldor welcomed the Edain and in response many young men took service with kings and lords of the Eldar. Malach himself left Estolad for Fingolfin's realm of Hithlum, where he spent fourteen years (F.A. 322-336) with the Elves, he learned to speak Sindarin, and was given the name Aradan (Sindarin for "Noble Man").
After his time in Hithlum, Aradan married Zimrahin in 337, who took the Sindarin name of Meldis and became the father of Adanel and Magor. Aradan led many of the people of the Third House further west. Some (following Aradan's son, Magor) moved into the vales of the southern slopes of the Ered Wethrin.
 Other Versions of the Legendarium
Originally it was Hador Lórindol who led the people of the third house of the Edain across the Ered Luin into Beleriand; when this was changed so that Marach became the earliest leader then Malach was added to the ancestors of Hador.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Two. The Later Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Coming of Men into the West (Chapter 14)", Commentary, (ii) The House of Hador
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Coming of Men into the West"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Index of Names"