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Glóredhel

Meaning: Golden Elf

Other Names:
Glóreðel (HoME only)

Location(s):
Dor-lómin
Brethil

Race/Species: Man

Type/Kind: 1st Age Edain

Dates:
I 415 - 472

Parents:
father: Hador Lórindol, 1st Lord of Dor-lómin
mother: Gildis (HoME only)

Siblings:
Galdor, 2nd Lord of Dor-lómin
Gundor

Spouse:
Haldir, Lord of the Haladin

Description:

Glóredhel was the daughter of Hador Lórindol, 1st Lord of Dor-lómin, the sister of Galdor the Tall, 2nd Lord of Dor-lómin, the wife of Haldir, Lord of Brethil, and the aunt of Húrin, 3rd Lord of Dor-lómin, and Huor.
At this time Húrin and Huor, the sons of Galdor of Dor-lómin, were dwelling with the Haladin, for they were akin. In the days before the Dagor Bragollach those two houses1 of the Edain were joined at a great feast, when Galdor and Glóredhel the children of Hador Goldenhead were wedded to Hareth and Haldir the children of Halmir lord of the Haladin. Thus it was that [Húrin and Huor] were fostered in Brethil by Haldir their uncle, according to the custom of Men in that time....

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 18, Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin


Etymology
laure 'gold' (but of light and colour, not of the metal) in Laurelin; the Sindarin forms in Glóredhel, Glorfindel, Loeg Ningloron, Lórindol, Rathlóriel.

The Silmarillion, Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names

edhel 'elf' (Sindarin) in Adanedhel, Aredhel, Glóredhel, Ost-in-Edhil; also in Peredhil 'Half-elven'.

The Silmarillion, Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names


Notes
1The House of Hador of Dor-lómin and the Haladin of Brethil.

Contributors:
Elena Tiriel 25Jan10

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