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Associated with the Harad
Race
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Pronunciation
he'roomorr
Meaning
'Lord of the dark'

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Herumor

A Númenórean follower of Sauron

One of the many Númenóreans who fell under the shadow of Sauron after Ar-Pharazôn brought the Dark Lord to Númenor. No small number of these people sailed eastward to Middle-earth, and Herumor was among them. With another named Fuinur, he settled among the Haradrim, and became a lord in the lands of the Harad. From this, and his worship of Sauron's darkness, he must have taken taken his name: Herumor means 'lord of the dark'.


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We have almost no evidence for dating Herumor, beyond the order of his appearance in the narrative of the late Second Age. Based on the ordering of events there, he appears to have taken power in the Harad at some point after the Downfall of Númenor, dating him to II 3319 or later. The order of events is not entirely clear, and an argument could be made that he lived slightly earlier, but he certainly belonged to the closing centuries of the Second Age.

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