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Rian and Huor by Filat
Huor bids farewell to his wife Rían, by Filat

Huor

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Tallest of all mortal men save his son Tuor only
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Huor was an Edain and a hero of Men during the First Age.

BiographyEdit

Huor was a grandson of Hador, of the House of Marach or House of Hador, and lived in the Hadorian fief of Dor-lómin in Hithlum; and the son of Galdor of the House of Marach and Hareth of the Haladin, and he had an older brother Húrin.

In the year 458 of the First Age Huor and Húrin dwelt with their kin in the forest of Brethil, when they joined a war party against Orcs. The brothers ended up in the Vale of Sirion, and were cut off from their company. Chased by Orcs, the Vala Ulmo caused a mist to arise from the rivers, and the brothers escaped into Dimbar. There two Eagles picked them up, and brought them to Gondolin.

King Turgon of Gondolin welcomed the brothers, remembering Ulmo's prophecy that the House of Hador would aide Gondolin in their time of greatest need. Turgon wished them to remain as he grew to love them, but the brothers wished to return to their kin. The brothers swore an oath to keep Gondolin secret, and Eagles brought them back to Dor-lómin.

In FA 462 Morgoth assailed Hithlum, and Huor's father Galdor fell defending the Ered Wethrin (Mountains of Shadow).

In about FA 470, Huor wedded Rían of the House of Bëor, and conceived a son. He named the child Tuor even before birth, and had to leave his home when called to the muster of King Fingon.

During the Nirnaeth Arnoediad (Battle of Unnumbered Tears) the following year, Huor fought alongside Húrin and the Sons of Hador. In the midst of battle he met again with Turgon, and their meeting was sweet. When the battle was lost, Húrin and Huor took a stand fighting off the Orcs, allowing Turgon to escape. Huor was finally slain by a poisoned arrow that hit him in the eye. Rían lived on until FA 473, when she died at the end of the Nirnaeth Arnoediad.

He is remembered by the Númenóreans as the heroic grandfather of Eärendil the Blessed.[1][2]

House of HadorEdit

The House of Hador was previously known as the House of Marach.
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Gildis
   
   
Hador Lórindol
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Gundor
   
   
Galdor
   
   
Hareth
   
   
   
   
   
   
Glóredhel
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Haldir
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Handir
Morwen
   
   
Húrin
   
   
Huor
   
   
Rían
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Tuor
   
   
Idril
   
   
Brandir
Túrin
   
   
Lalaith
   
   
Niënor
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Eärendil
   
   
Elwing
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Elrond
   
   
Elros


ReferencesEdit

  1. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XVIII: "Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin"
  2. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XX: "Of the Fifth Battle: Nirnaeth Arnoediad"

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