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Born in the year 440 of the First Age, Hurín was the lord of the House of Hador. In his youth, Hurín, along with his brother Huor lived for a year within Gondolin. He survived the Nirnaeth Arnoediad, the Battle of Unnumbered Tears, in fact was the only survivor of Turgon's rearguard. He killed seventy trolls, before he was taken alive by Morgoth. Hurín died in the year 503 of the First Age. He had three children with his wife Morwen: Turin, Lalaith and Nienor.

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Huor | Gondolin | Nirnaeth Arnoediad | Turgon | Morgoth | Nienor | Turin | The War of the Jewels | Lalaith | Morwen** | Thangorodrim** | The First Age of the Sun



Born in the year 444 of the First Age, Huor was the younger brother of Hurín. At the age of thirteen, he, along with his older brother, was separated from his companions. The two of them were rescued and lived for a year in the hidden city of Gondolin. After his return to Dor-lómin, Huor married Rían, who bore him a son.

As joint commanders, Huor and his brother led the right wing of the army from Hithlum in the Nornaeth Arnoediad. Huor foretold of the salvation to come through Eärendil, leading to the retreat of the forces from Gondolin. He and Hurín served as the rearguard until he was killed by a poisoned arrow.

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Hurín | Gondolin | Nirnaeth Arnoediad | The First Age of the Sun | Eärendil


Hamfast Gamgee:

The father of Samwise Gamgee, Hamfast had been the gardener at Bag End from the time Bilbo returned from the quest for Smaug's treasure. Hamfast Gamgee was usually referred to as "Gaffer" Gamgee.

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Samwise Gamgee | Bilbo Baggins | Frodo Baggins | The Shire | Bag-End | The Third Age of the Sun



One of the guards who met the Company on the borders of Lothlórien and led them to the city of Caras Galadon. The other guards escorting them were his brothers Orophin and Rumíl, neither of whom spoke Westron, the common tongue. No birth or death date was given for Haldir or his brothers.

The Lord of the Rings
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Lothlórien | The War of the Ring | The Third Age of the Sun



One of the thirty Rangers who joined Aragorn in Rohan after the Battle of Helm's Deep and Gandalf's words with Saruman. Halbarad rode with him through the Paths of the Dead and fought in the Battle of the Pelennor Fields where he was killed as he had forseen at the entry to the Paths of the Dead: "this is an evil door, and my death lies beyond it. I will dare pass it nonetheless..."(LOTR.817)

During the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, he held the position of Aragorn's standard-bearer.

The Lord of the Rings
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Aragorn | The Battle of the Pelennor Fields | The War of the Ring | The Paths of the Dead | The Third Age of the Sun

Books Used in this Document:
    - The Lord of the Rings
    - The Silmarillion
    - The Hobbit
    - The Complete Guide to Middle Earth by Robert Foster
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