Lord of Dor-lómin

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Húrin leading to war by Alan Lee

The Lords of Dor-lómin ruled Dor-lómin, a realm of the Edain in northern Beleriand.


As a young man, Hador gained the favour of Fingolfin, High King of the Noldor, while serving in his household. Fingolfin granted him the lordship of Dor-lómin, where Hador then gathered his kin. His son and grandson succeeded him as Lords and were vassals of the High King Fingon.[1]

Within their own household, the Lords of Dor-lómin spoke Sindarin, but at times still used their native tongue.[1] They were on good terms with the Eldar, and formed marital ties with the houses of Bëor and Haleth.[2]

Dor-lómin ceased to exist as a realm of the Edain following the battle of the Nirnaeth Arnoediad, when all of Hithlum was occupied by Easterlings, in the service of Morgoth, who enslaved the Edain.[3] Húrin was held prisoner in Angband while his son Túrin was sent away to Doriath.[3] From this point, Dór-lomin was ruled by Brodda of the Easterlings, until he was killed by Túrin in his own hall. Despite a brief uprising by the Edain, the Easterlings retained control of the land.[4]

List of Lords of Dor-lómin

  1. Hador Lórindol, F.A. 416455
  2. Galdor the Tall, F.A. 455462
  3. Húrin Thalion, F.A. 462472