Haldir (son of Orodreth)

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The name Haldir refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Haldir (disambiguation).
Haldir
Gnome
Biographical Information
LocationNargothrond
Family
ParentageOrodreth
SiblingsOrodlin, Finduilas
Physical Description
GenderMale

Haldir was, in the early stages of the legendarium, the elder son of Orodreth.[1] He was trapped and hung to a tree by the orcs.[2]

Etymology[edit]

Haldir is Noldorin for "Hidden Hero", from hall ("hidden") + dîr ("man").[3] A rejected meaning was "fur-hunter".[4]

The name Haldir was changed from Halmir in the later stages of the writing.[5]

Genealogy[edit]

 
 
 
 
Orodreth
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
HALDIR
 
Orodlin
 
Finduilas

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