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Radhruin

Radhruin
Adan
Biographical Information
DeathF.A. 460
Tarn Aeluin
Physical Description
GenderMale

Radhruin (died F.A. 460) was a member of Barahir's Outlaw Band.

[edit] History

Radhruin fought in the Dagor Bragollach under the command Barahir. He was part of a small group of men loyal to their lord that survived.[1] The survivors formed a small band and lived as outlaws in Dorthonion, near Tarn Aeluin.

They lived in hiding for some time, until Morgoth's agents captured Gorlim and coerced him into giving the location of their hideaway. Orcs were sent to raid it, and succeeded. Radhruin and the other outlaws were killed. Only Beren survived, as he had been away on an errand.[2]

[edit] Etymology

It's possible that the last part of the name is Sindarin for "flame".[3]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Beren and Lúthien"
  3. Robert Foster, The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, p. 325, entry "Radhruin"


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