Glirhuin

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Glirhuin
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Stefan Meisl - Glirhuin.jpg
"Glirhuin" by Stefan Meisl
Biographical Information
PositionSeer and harp-player
LocationBrethil
AffiliationHaladin
LanguageMannish dialect
BirthFirst Age (6th century)[1]
Notable forForsaw that the Stone of the Hapless would remain undefiled as Tol Morwen after the War of Wrath.
GalleryImages of Glirhuin

Glirhuin was a seer and harp-player of the Haladin who lived in the Forest of Brethil during the First Age.

Glirhuin composed a song that said that the Stone of the Hapless would never be defiled by Morgoth nor sink below the sea. Indeed after Beleriand fell beneath the waves, still Tol Morwen stood alone above the waters.[2]

Etymology[edit]

The name is not glossed, but as Paul Strack notices, it contains the element glir- ("sing").[3]

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