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First Age 501

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First Age 501 (abbreviated to F.A. 501) is the 501st year of the Sun of the First Age of Middle-earth.

Notable events in this year include:

  • Húrin leaves Hithlum with Asgon and six others. They seek Gondolin and accidentally reveal its rough location to Morgoth.[1]
  • Húrin heads to Brethil and meets Morwen at their children's grave just before she dies.[1]
  • Húrin is imprisoned by the Haladin and accuses them of failing to help his family. A revolt occurs and the Chieftain, Hardang, is killed as is Húrin's friend Manthor.[1]
  • With the Haladin leaderless, and Ephel Brandir in ruins, Húrin heads towards his children's grave and leaves Brethil.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Three. The Wanderings of Húrin and Other Writings not forming part of the Quenta Silmarillion: I. The Wanderings of Húrin"