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Dior, the last King of Doriath

Dior

Biographical information

Other names
Ausir, Aranel, Dior Eluchîl, Dior the Fair
Date of birth
Year ascended to the throne
Date of death
Realms ruled
Spouse
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Physical description

Race
Culture
Elves of Doriath (House of Thingol)
Gender
Male
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This article is about a the King of Doriath. For the steward, see Dior (Steward).

Dior, also called Dior Eluchîl was the son of Beren and Lúthien, and the heir to the throne of Thingol, King of Doriath and High King of the Sindar. He was one of the Half-elven.

BiographyEdit

Dior lived during the First Age, first in Tol Galen in the East Beleriand where he was born,[1] and later Lanthir Lamath where he married Nimloth and had three children: Eluréd, Elurín and Elwing.[2]

After Thingol was slain by the dwarves who coveted the Nauglamir, Dior became King of Doriath as Thingol's only heir-apparent. There he and his wife lived in peace for sadly only a few years for when the Sons of Fëanor heard that a Silmaril was there they declared war on them.[2]

Dior and Nimloth were slain by the Sons of Fëanor during the Sack of Menegroth to recapture the Silmaril he inherited from his parents. Celegorm, Curufin, and Caranthir were also killed. Dior's sons Eluréd and Elurín were captured during the assault and left to die in the woods of Doriath by the servants of Celegorm. Elwing, however, escaped with the remnant of the Elves of Doriath to the Havens of Sirion, where she wedded Eärendil the Mariner and they together sought pardon and aid from the Valar.[3]

Dior was one of the fairest beings to ever live; a product of three different heritages that of the Ainur, Men, and Elves.[4]

EtymologyEdit

Dior probably means "successor". He was also called Eluchíl which means "Heir of Elu",[5] Ausir which means "the Wealthy",[6] and Aranel which means "Noble Elf" or "King of Elves".[5]

Line of the Half-elvenEdit

Finwë
   
   
Indis
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Fingolfin
   
   
Anairë
   
   
Galdor
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Thingol
   
   
Melian
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Elenwë
   
   
Turgon
   
   
   
   
Huor
   
   
Rían
   
   
Beren
   
   
Lúthien
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Idril
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Tuor
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Dior
   
   
Nimloth
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Eärendil
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Elwing
   
   
Eluréd and Elurín
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Elros
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Elrond
   
   
Celebrían
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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Lords of Andunie
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Elendil
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Isildur
   
   
   
   
   
   
Anarion
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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Kings of Gondor
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Chieftains of
the Dúnedain
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Aragorn
   
   
   
   
Arwen
   
   
Elladan
   
   
Elrohir
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Eldarion
   
   
   
   
   
   
Daughters

The marriages between Elves and Men are in bold.
The half-elven or the Peredhil are in italic.

Preceded by:
Thingol
King of Doriath
FA 504 - FA 506
Followed by:
None, Kingdom destroyed and title abandoned
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ReferencesEdit

  1. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XX: "Of the Fifth Battle: Nirnaeth Arnoediad"
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XXII: "Of the Ruin of Doriath"
  3. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XXIV: "Of the Voyage of Eärendil and the War of Wrath"
  4. The Complete Guide to Middle-earth
  5. 5.0 5.1 The Silmarillion, Index of Names
  6. The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 2: The Book of Lost Tales Part Two

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