Gildor (outlaw)

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This article is about the member of Barahir's Outlaw Band. For the Noldorin Elf of the Third Age, see Gildor Inglorion.
Biographical Information
AffiliationBarahir's Outlaw Band
DeathF.A. 460
Tarn Aeluin
Physical Description

Gildor (died F.A. 460[1]) was a member of Barahir's Outlaw Band.

History[edit | edit source]

Gildor fought in the Dagor Bragollach under the command of Barahir. He was part of a small group of men loyal to their lord that survived.[2] The survivors formed a small band and lived as outlaws in Dorthonion, near Tarn Aeluin.

They lived in hiding for some time, until Morgoth's agents captured Gorlim and coerced him into giving the location of their hideaway. Orcs were sent to raid it, and succeeded. Gildor and the other outlaws were killed. Only Beren survived, as he had been away on an errand.[3]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The meaning of Gildor is not given, but it can be deduced that it is Sindarin "Star Lord", from gil ("star") + -dor ("lord, king").[4]


Barahir's Outlaw Band
Barahir · Beren · Gildor · Belegund · Baragund · Gorlim · Urthel · Dagnir · Ragnor · Radhruin · Dairuin · Arthad · Hathaldir