|"Herumor" by Isabella Pavani|
|Location||Associated with Harad|
|Rule||Late Second Age|
|Gallery||Images of Herumor|
Herumor was a Black Númenórean who lived in the late Second Age.[note 1] Herumor was among those Númenóreans who sailed east from Númenor to establish fortresses and dwellings along the coasts during Sauron's stay in Númenor (from S.A. 3262 to S.A. 3319) and were already bent to Sauron's will. Herumor rose to power among the Haradrim. It is possible that Herumor was among those Númenórean servants from the south that Sauron gathered to him when he prepared to attack Gondor in S.A. 3429 after he had taken shape again after the Downfall of Númenor.
Herumor is Quenya. Its meaning is not glossed, but as Paul Strack explains, it seems to mean "Black Lord", being a compound of heru ("lord") + morë ("dark, black"). Christopher Tolkien also suggests that the initial element of this name is Q. heru ("lord").
Portrayal in adaptations
- Based on the ordering of events in the chapter Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age, he appears to have been a lord among the Haradrim at some point after the Downfall of Númenor, dating him to S.A. 3319 or later. The order of events is not entirely clear, and an argument could be made that he lived slightly earlier, but he certainly belonged to the closing centuries of the Second Age.
- J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age"
- Paul Strack, "Q. Herumor m.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 25 November 2021)
- J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names", entry heru