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House of Hador

Other Names:
Third House of the Edain
Men of Dor-lómin
Men of Hador
Strawheads
Hadorians (HoME only)

Location(s):
Dor-lómin

Race/Species: Man

Type/Kind: 1st Age Edain

Title(s):
Lords of Dor-lómin

Siblings:
House of Bëor
Haladin of Brethil

Description:

The third House of the Edain to arrive in Beleriand; vassals of Fingolfin, who granted them Dor-lómin to rule:
[Many] of the Edain had delight in the friendship of the Elves, and dwelt among them...; and the young men often took service for a time in the hosts of the kings.

Now Hador Lórindol, son of Hathol, son of Magor, son of Malach Aradan, entered the household of Fingolfin in his youth, and was loved by the King. Fingolfin therefore gave to him the lordship of Dor-lómin, and into that land he gathered most of the people of his kin, and became the mightiest of the chieftains of the Edain. In his house only the Elven-tongue was spoken....

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 17, Of the Coming of Men into the West

The Men of the Three Houses throve and multiplied, but greatest among them was the house of Hador Goldenhead, peer of Elven-lords. His people were of great strength and stature, ready in mind, bold and steadfast, quick to anger and to laughter, mighty among the Children of Ilúvatar in the youth of Mankind.

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 17, Of the Coming of Men into the West

[The] people of Hador, being hardy to endure cold and long wandering, feared not at times to go far into the north and there keep watch upon the movements of the Enemy.

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 17, Of the Coming of Men into the West

Yellow-haired they were for the most part, and blue-eyed; but not so was Túrin, whose mother was Morwen of the house of Bëor.1

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 17, Of the Coming of Men into the West


Notes
1The Men of [the House of Bëor] were dark or brown of hair, with grey eyes....

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 17, Of the Coming of Men into the West

Contributors:
Tanaqui 14Jan05
Elena Tiriel 14Jan05, 8Jan09

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