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Dates
I 439 - I 5021 (lived 63 years); Lord of Dor-lómin between I 462 and I 472 (ruled 10 years)
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Pronunciation
hoo'rin
Meaning
Perhaps 'vigorous heart'2
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Húrin

The last Lord of Dor-lómin

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Lords of Dor-lómin

Eldest son of Galdor, and Lord of Dor-lómin after him. He was captured by Morgoth at the Nirnaeth Arnoediad, and he and his kin were cursed by the Dark Lord. After the death of his son Túrin, Morgoth released him from bondage.


Notes

1

Strictly, the date of Húrin's death is unknown, but we do know that his last recorded adventures took place in that year, and it's strongly implied that he cast himself into the Great Sea soon afterwards.

2

The Etymologies (in volume 5 of The History of Middle-earth) explains that Húrin's name comes from two Elvish roots, one meaning 'vigour, urgency', and the other meaning 'inner thought, heart'.

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