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Dates
Slain I 489
Race
Division
Culture
Originated among the Men of Dor-lómin; later joined the Gaurwaith
Settlements
One of the outlaws who settled in Bar-en-Danwedh with Túrin
Pronunciation
andro'g
Meaning
Uncertain1

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Andróg

An outlaw of Túrin’s band

Andróg
Andvír2

A Man of Dor-lómin, who became an outlaw among the Gaurwaith, the band joined by Túrin Turambar after he fled from Doriath.


Notes

1

The -drôg element of Andróg's name is surely 'wolf' (and the fact that he belonged to the Gaurwaith, the 'Wolf-men' makes this doubly plausible). An- is more difficult to interpret, but it seems to be a prepositional prefix meaning 'with' or 'by'. On that basis, the name Andróg seems most likely to be an alias - a name assumed by its bearer when he joined the Wolf-men, rather than his original birth name.

2

Andróg's son Andvír is not mentioned in the main Silmarillion, but he is quoted in volume 11 of The History of Middle-earth as survivor of the massacre on Amon Rûdh who, in his old age, passed on the story of Túrin at Bar-en-Danwedh to the poet Dírhavel. Andvír was thus an important source behind Dírhavel's lay, the Narn i Chîn Húrin, and indeed theoretically our only source of information about his father Andróg.

See also...

Gaurwaith, Khîm, Orc-arrows

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