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Stefan Meisl - Glirhuin.jpg
"Glirhuin" by Stefan Meisl
Biographical Information
PositionSeer and harp-player of Brethil
BirthFirst Age (6th century)[1]
Physical Description
GalleryImages of Glirhuin

Glirhuin was a Man of the Haladin, a seer and harp-player who lived in the Forest of Brethil in the First Age.

Glirhuin composed a song that said that the Stone of the Hapless would never be defiled by Morgoth nor sink below the sea. Indeed after Beleriand fell beneath the waves, still Tol Morwen stood alone above the waters.[2]

[edit] Etymology

The name is not glossed, but as Paul Strack notices, it contains the element glir- ("sing").[3]


  1. Robert Foster, The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, entry "Glirhuin"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Ruin of Doriath"
  3. Paul Strack, "S. Glirhuin m.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 8 June 2021)