Agaldor

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Agaldor
Man
Biographical Information
Other namesGaldor
PositionTwilight-walker
LocationNorth-west of Middle-earth
AffiliationOld folk
BirthSecond Age
DeathSecond Age
Physical Description
GenderMale

Agaldor was the chieftain of a people living in the north-west of Middle-earth according to the early version of the legendarium in The Lost Road.[1]

History[edit]

Agaldor was a long-lived man living among the exiled people in Middle-earth. He was the chief of a people on the edge of the Western Sea and a twilight-walker who often wandered along the beaches and coastlines. One evening upon a rocky shore, He witnessed great clouds that looked similarly to the "eagles of the Lord of the West". These clouds filled him with foreboding. Immediately afterwards, Agaldor left the shore to walk along the beach and behind the land-wall to some houses that have lights inside. The Men sitting outside waited until he was out of earshot to speak of him. Agaldor foresaw among other things, the arrival of the Númenóreans and the redemption of mankind ahead. Agaldor was later killed by the Númenóreans when they arrived as rebels of the Gods. They took the chieftainship of Agaldor's lands.[2]

Etymology[edit]

Agaldor appears to be a Noldorin name, though it’s meaning is unclear. Galdor is only glossed in The Etymologies as a Noldorin name from Gala ("thrive").[3] The name Amroth appears to also be a Noldorin name possibly comprised of the element am ("up").[4]

Other versions of the Legendarium[edit]

In an alternative version, Agaldor was referred to as Amroth as he wrestled with Thû.

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