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Saeros

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High Councilor of Doriath
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Unknown
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Nandor (Elves of Doriath)
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Saeros was a Nandorian Elf of Doriath and one of King Thingol's high councilors.

BiographyEdit

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. His body was broken on a great rock in the chasm of an unnamed stream. It was this incident that caused Túrin to go into exile from Doriath.[2][3]

Other versions of the legendariumEdit

In earlier versions of The Silmarillion Saeros was called Orgol and was a kinsman to King Thingol. Instead of confronting Túrin in the woods, he taunted 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]

ReferencesEdit

  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"

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