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Dates
Made sometime after (very approximately) I 300;1 last recorded in I 4892
Origins
Made by Telchar of Nogrod
Race
Made by Dwarves, but later passed to the Elves until finally borne by Men
Division
Culture
Family
Pronunciation
Hador is pronounced 'hah'dor'
Meaning
Hador means 'warrior' (specifically, a warrior who fights with thrown weapons)
Other names

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A huge and mighty helm made originally by Telchar the smith for the Dwarf-lord Azaghâl. Passing through many noble hands, it was eventually gifted by Fingon to his vassal Hador Lórindol, who was the only one found who could bear the helm with ease. It was passed from Hador to his son Galdor, and became an heirloom of the House of Hador.


Notes

1

The date when the Helm was originally made is very uncertain, but the fact that it was created specifically for Azaghâl (who fought in the Nirnaeth of I 472) suggests that it was unlikely to have been made before about I 300. Hador was apparently born in the year I 389, but the enormously heavy Helm would not have been a suitable gift until he reached manhood, so he probably received it in about the year I 400.

2

Just as we have no detailed dating of the Helm's creation, we also have no direct record of its fate. Our last record of it is at Bar-en-Danwedh in I 489, where it was borne by Hador's great-grandson Túrin Turambar. Túrin was captured by Orcs and carried off in that year, so perhaps the Helm was left behind in the secret places of Amon Rudh, or perhaps it was taken as a prize by the Orcs. Whatever its fate, it makes no further appearance in history after this date.

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