First Age 501

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First Age 501 (abbreviated to F.A. 501) is the 501st year of the Sun of the First Age of Middle-earth.

Notable events in this year include:

  • Húrin leaves Hithlum with Asgon and six others. They seek Gondolin and accidentally reveal its rough location to Morgoth.[1]
  • Húrin heads to Brethil and meets Morwen at their children's grave just before she dies.[1]
  • Húrin is imprisoned by the Haladin and accuses them of failing to help his family. A revolt occurs and the Chieftain, Hardang, is killed as is Húrin's friend Manthor.[1]
  • With the Haladin leaderless, and Ephel Brandir in ruins, Húrin heads towards his children's grave and leaves Brethil.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 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"