Saeros was a Nandorian Elf of Doriath and one of King Thingol's high councilors.


Saeros had no love for Túrin Turambar and didn't like his close association with the king, being either jealous or generally unfriendly with all mankind. He spoke ill of Túrin and his people at a meeting provoking him to anger and was injured. Later, he tried to waylay Túrin in the woods but Túrin overcame him and sent him to run naked in the wild. When attempting to leap across a small fjord, he lost footing and was killed by impact upon a great rock below. It was this incident that caused Túrin to go into exile from Doriath.[2][3]

Saeros also had been a friend of the minstrel Daeron.

Other versions of the legendariumEdit

In earlier versions of The Silmarillion Saeros was called Orgol, before which Orgof, and was a kinsman to King Thingol. Instead of confronting Túrin in the woods, he taunted him and was killed during a dinner party by a goblet that was thrown at him by Túrin. As Orgol, he was one of the Nandor who dwelt in Amon Ereb before the fall of their Lord Denethor.[1]

Translations around the WorldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Amharic ጻአሮስ ?
Arabic صايروس
Belarusian Cyrillic Саерос
Bengali ষাএরস
Bulgarian Cyrillic Саерос
Chinese 西羅斯
Georgian საეროსი
Greek Σαερος
Gujarati ષ​એરોસ
Hebrew סירוס
Hindi ष​एरोस
Japanese サイロス
Kannada ಸಾರೋಸ್
Kazakh Саерос (Cyrillic) Saeros (Latin)
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Саэрос
Macedonian Cyrillic Саерос
Mongolian Cyrillic Саерос
Nepalese ष​एरोस
Persian صاهروس ?
Russian Саэрос
Sanskrit ष​एरोस्
Serbian Саеороса (Cyrillic) Saeorosa (Latin)
Sinhalese ෂැරොස්
Tajik Cyrillic Саерос
Tamil சேரோஸ்
Telugu సెరోస్
Thai ซายรอส
Ukrainian Cyrillic Саерос
Urdu صاےروس
Uzbek Саерос (Cyrillic) Saeros (Latin)
Yiddish סאַעראָס


  1. 1.0 1.1 The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 11: The War of the Jewels, Part One. The Grey Annals
  2. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XXI: "Of Túrin Turambar"
  3. The Children of Húrin, Narn i Chîn Húrin, The Tale of the Children of Húrin, V: "Túrin in Doriath"