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Hador

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Other names
Hador Lórindol
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Male
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Golden
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Blue
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Hador Goldenhead or Hador Lórindol was a chieftain of the Edain in the First Age of Middle-earth, and a revered ancestor of many of the greatest Elf-friends. He became the first Lord of Dor-lómin and was accounted mighty even among the Eldar.

BiographyEdit

Hador

Heraldic Device of the House of Hador

Hador was the son of Hathol, Hador was the great-great-grandson of Marach, who first led the people of the Third House into Beleriand, and heir to the House of Marach. He entered the service of Fingolfin, High King of the Ñoldor, at a young age. Hador was loved by the King, and he rose high in the esteem of many of the Eldar. Eventually, Hador would even become a part of Fingolfin's own council. Realizing the need for the Edain to live under their own lords and have lands of their own, Fingolfin granted as a fief to Hador the land of Dor-lómin (land of echoes). Hador gathered most of the people of the Third House into that land, which lay in Hithlum between the Kingdom of Fingolfin and his son Fingon. There, Hador's people became numerous; and he encouraged the use of the Sindarin tongue.

Hador continued to win renown among the Eldar as the Lord of Dor-lómin, as well as among Men. Two of his children, Galdor and Glóredhel, were wedded to Hareth and Haldir, respectively, of the House of Haleth, when the two peoples met for a great feast. Fingolfin also gave to Hador a great helm made by Telchar of Nogrod. It was made in the likeness of the dragon Glaurung, and came to be known as the Dragon Helm of Dor-lómin; it could only be borne by one of great stature and strength. In the year 455 of the First Age, Morgoth broke the Siege of Angband in the Dagor Bragollach (Battle of Sudden Flame). Hador fought alongside Fingolfin with what few warriors of the Third House he could gather against the swift onset of Morgoth's forces. He was slain, however, defending the retreat of his lord. His younger son, Gundor, fell beside him before the fortress of Eithel Sirion. It was said that their deaths were greatly mourned by the Eldar.

Children of Hurin Dragon Helm

The Dragon Helm by Alan Lee.

Though he was accounted the mightiest chieftain of the Edain in the First Age, Hador is not well-known aside from being the namesake of the Third House. However, he was the forefather of many other heroes. His grandsons were Hurin and Huor. His great-grandsons were Turin Turambar and Tuor Eladar, and his great-great grandson was Eärendil the Mariner. Aragorn Elessar, as well as all the Kings of Númenor, Gondor and Arnor were descended from Hador.[1] Maybe the best thing ever said regarding the legacy of Hador was this passage, written by J.R.R. Tolkien in the Silmarillion:

"The Men of the Three Houses throve and multiplied, but greatest among them was the house of Hador Goldenhead, peer of Elven-lords. His people were of great strength and stature, ready in mind, bold and steadfast, quick to anger and to laughter, mighty among the Children of Ilúvatar in the youth of Mankind."

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

Preceded by:
None
Lord of Dor-lómin
FA 423 - FA 455
Followed by:
Galdor

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XVII: "Of the Coming of Men into the West"

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