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Galdor

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Galdor the Tall
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For the elf with the same name, see Galdor of the Havens.

Galdor was a Man of Dor-lómin of the House of Hador (Third House of the Edain) during the First Age.

BiographyEdit

Galdor was the second child and elder son of Hador Lórindol and succeeded his father as Lord of Dor-lómin, the sixth Chieftain of the House of Hador (a.k.a, House of Marach), and Captain of Eithel Sirion. He married Hareth of the Haladin and had two sons - the elder son was Húrin and the younger son was Huor. Galdor had a younger brother named Gundor and an older sister named Glóredhel.

Galdor was noted for his exceptional height, even among the Edain, and was also called Galdor the Tall. He led the people of Hador when they were at the peak of their power, before the Nirnaeth Arnoediad. He was slain by an arrow when Eithel Sirion was besieged by Morgoth's armies.[1][2]

Other namesakesEdit

In The Book of Lost Tales Galdor was also the name of a lord of Gondolin.[3]

In The Lord of the Rings, a character with the same name appears, an Elven lord of the Grey Havens who takes part in the Council of Elrond. For information on this character see: Galdor of the Havens. He may be the same character as the Ñoldorin Galdor of Gondolin.

House of MarachEdit

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Marach
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Malach
   
   
Meldis (Zimrahin)
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Adanel
   
   
Belemir
   
   
Magor
   
   
Others
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Hathol
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Gildis
   
   
Hador Lórindol
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Gundor
   
   
Galdor
   
   
Hareth
   
   
   
   
   
   
Glóredhel
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Haldir
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Handir
Morwen
   
   
Húrin
   
   
Huor
   
   
Rían
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Tuor
   
   
Idril
   
   
Brandir
Túrin
   
   
Lalaith
   
   
Nienor
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Eärendil
   
   
Elwing
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Elrond
   
   
Elros


Lord of Dor-lómin
Preceded by
Hador
Galdor Succeeded by
Húrin
FA 455 - FA 462

Translations around the WorldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Russian Галдор

ReferencesEdit

  1. The Children of Húrin
  2. The Complete Guide to Middle-earth
  3. The Book of Lost Tales

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