Magor

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Magor
Adan
Biographical Information
Other namesDagorlind (S)
PositionHead of the House of Marach
LocationSouthern foothills of Ered Wethrin
LanguageMannish dialect
BirthF.A. 341[1]
RuleF.A. 398 - unknown
Deathafter F.A. 398 (aged 57+)
Family
HouseHouse of Marach
ParentageMalach Aradan & Zimrahin
SiblingsAdanel
other unnamed siblings[2]
ChildrenHathol[1]
Physical Description
GenderMale

Magor was a son of Malach Aradan, and the third head of the House of Marach.

History[edit]

Magor led a part of his father's people away from Hithlum and southward down the River Sirion. They settled among the southern foothills of the Ered Wethrin,[3] near the sources of river Teiglin.[1]

Magor's grandson Hador and his people returned over the mountains and entered the service of the Elven Noldorin High-king Fingolfin, and Magor's grandson was soon made Lord of Dor-lómin. From Magor's famous grandson his people took Hador's name and re-named the House of Marach to the House of Hador.[3]

Etymology[edit]

magor is Sindarin for "the Swordsman".[4]

His epithet Dagorlind means "Singer in Battle",[4] clearly a combination of dagor ("battle") + lind ("song, music; singer").

Genealogy[edit]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Marach
F.A. 282 - 376
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zimrahin
unknown
 
 
 
 
 
Malach
307 - 398
 
Imlach
b. 310
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Belemir
b. 339
 
Adanel
b. 339
 
 
 
 
 
MAGOR
b. 341
 
Amlach
b. 337
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Beren
b. 374
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hathol
b. 365
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
unknown
children
 
Emeldir
b. 406
 
Barahir
400 - 460
 
Hador
390 - 455
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Beren
432 - 503
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Other versions of the legendarium[edit]

In later writings, Tolkien intended to switch places between Magor and Hador, so that Hador was to be the son of Malach Aradan, and Magor (nicknamed Dagorlind) the father of Galdor, Gundor and Glóredhel. In that conception, the establishment of the lordship of Dor-lómin was moved two generations back. However, that change was never properly incorporated in the texts.[4][5]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Two. The Later Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Coming of Men into the West (Chapter 14)", The new genealogies of the Edain, (ii) The House of Hador, p. 234
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Two. The Later Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Coming of Men into the West (Chapter 14)", The new genealogies of the Edain, (ii) The House of Hador, p. 233
  3. 3.0 3.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Coming of Men into the West"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Two. The Later Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Coming of Men into the West (Chapter 14)", The new genealogies of the Edain, (ii) The House of Hador, p. 235
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Two. The Later Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Coming of Men into the West (Chapter 14)", Of the Kindreds and Houses of the Edain, pp. 225-226
Magor
House of Hador
Born: F.A. 341 Died: after F.A. 398
Preceded by:
Malach
3rd Head of the House of Hador
F.A. 398 - unknown
Followed by:
Hathol