Gildor was an Edain of the House of Bëor and one of Barahir's Outlaws.


After the Dagor Bragollach (Battle of Sudden Flame), Gildor remained with Barahir and his company who refused to surrender or submit to the will of Morgoth, thus they became outlaws surviving for nearly five years in the barren highlands above the forest of Dorthonion, then in the hands of Morgoth. He and the others were eventually betrayed to Sauron by the unhappy Gorlim and killed at Tarn Aeluin.[1][2]


  1. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XVIII: "Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin"
  2. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XIX: "Of Beren and Lúthien"