Grithnir was an Edain of the House of Hador and a Man of Hurin's household during the First Age. He and his companion Gethron were best known for serving as escorts to the young Túrin on his journey to Doriath.


Grithnir and his friend Gethron were young men during the time of Hador but by the time of Túrin's youth, he and Gethron were now older but valiant. He like Gethron knew the lands of the Beleriand well and was chosen by Morwen, Túrin's mother to safely escort and guide the young Túrin to the Elven King Thingol of Doriath. When Thingol kindly received the youth with honour, Grithnir and Gethron remained a while as guardians of Túrin. Grithnir fell sick in Doriath but he stayed beside Túrin until he died but Gethron decided to return to Dor-lómin.[1][2]


  1. Unfinished Tales, Part One: The First Age, II: "Narn i Chîn Húrin" (The Tale of the Children of Húrin)
  2. The Children of Húrin, Narn i Chîn Húrin, The Tale of the Children of Húrin, IV: "The Departure of Túrin"