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Biographical Information
LocationNúmenor; Umbar
AffiliationBlack Númenóreans
BirthLate Second Age
Physical Description

Fuinur was a Númenórean who had been turned towards darkness after Sauron had been brought to Númenor (S.A. 3262). He then journeyed to Middle-earth and rose to power among the Haradrim. When Sauron returned to Middle-earth and assailed the realm of Gondor (S.A. 3429), Fuinur and a fellow Black Númenórean named Herumor apparently joined Sauron's forces.[1]


The initial element of this name is S. fuin "night"[2], but the meaning of the suffix is unclear.


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names", fuin