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Indor

The father of Aerin

Indor
Aerin

The father of Aerin of Dor-lómin, and therefore a kinsman of Húrin Thalion. We know almost nothing of Indor's history, but his relationship to Aerin and Húrin suggests that he dwelt in Dor-lómin in the years before the Nirnaeth Arnoediad.

In the earliest versions of the Silmarillion legends, Indor plays an important part: he is the grandfather of the character who will become known as Tuor. If he had survived as the stories developed, that would have made Indor the Lord of Dor-lómin and father to Húrin. Instead, his place was taken by Galdor son of Hador, and Indor's role dwindled to a single incidental mention in the Narn i Chîn Húrin.


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