The Encyclopedia of Arda - an interactive guide to the world of J.R.R. Tolkien
Associated with the Harad
Derived from fuin, 'shade, darkness'


About this entry:

  • Updated 29 June 2016
  • This entry is complete


A Númenórean lord of the Haradrim

Encyclopedia of Arda Timeline
Years of the Trees First Age Second Age Third Age Fourth Age and Beyond

A Man of Númenor who fell under the influence of Sauron during the time the Dark Lord dwelt on that island. He sailed east to Middle-earth, apparently with a companion named Herumor, and settled in the southern region known as the Harad. These two became lords in Middle-earth, coming to hold power among the Haradrim.



Dating Fuinur is difficult. He appears in the narrative after Sauron returned to Mordor, but before the first capture of Minas Ithil, which in principle gives us dates somewhere between II 3320 and II 3429. The passage describing Fuinur, however, does not seem to follow in strict sequence with the events described around it (it mentions events that must predate the Downfall of Númenor, which took place in II 3319). On this basis, it's hard to say anything definitive about Fuinur's dating, other than placing him somewhere in the closing years of the Second Age.

For acknowledgements and references, see the Disclaimer & Bibliography page.

Website services kindly sponsored by Axiom Software Ltd.

Original content © copyright Mark Fisher 2002, 2016. All rights reserved. For conditions of reuse, see the Site FAQ.