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Glóredhel

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Glóredhel
Adan
Biographical Information
BirthF.A. 415
DeathF.A. 472
Family
HouseHouse of Hador
ParentageHador, Gildis
SiblingsGaldor, Gundor
SpouseHaldir
ChildrenHandir
Physical Description
GenderFemale
Hair colorBlond

Glóredhel (F.A. 415-472) was the daughter of Hador and Gildis, and sister of Galdor and Gundor.[1]

At a great feast of the Edain, Glóredhel married Haldir and Galdor married Hareth, both children of Halmir, chief of the House of Haleth.[2] Glóredhel was the mother of Handir, who was in turn the father of Brandir the Lame.[1]

She died of grief after learning her husband had been killed in the Nirnaeth Arnoediad ("Battle of Unnumbered Tears").[3]

[edit] Etymology

Glóredhel means "Elf of the Golden Light" in Sindarin (from glor- = "holy golden light" and edhel = "Elf"). She was so named because of her radiant blonde hair and height, which was comparable to an Elf.

[edit] Genealogy

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hathol
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hador
 
Gildis
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Haldir
 
GLÒREDHEL
 
Galdor
 
Hareth
 
Gundor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Handir
 
 
 
Húrin
 
Huor
 
 
 
 

[edit] Other Versions of the Legendarium

In early drafts of the legendarium, Glóredhel was named Glorwendil.[1]

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Two. The Later Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Coming of Men into the West (Chapter 14)", Commentary, (ii) The House of Hador
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Narn i Hîn Húrin (The Tale of the Children of Húrin)"