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Ragnir (servant)

This article is about the blind servant of Morwen. For the outlaw companion of Húrin , see Ragnir (outlaw).
Ragnir
Adan
Biographical Information
PositionServant of Morwen
LocationDor-lómin
AffiliationLoyal to the House of Hador
Physical Description
GenderMale
Eye colorBlind

Ragnir was a servant of the Lady Morwen. When Morwen informed her young son Túrin that it was time for him to leave Dor-lómin he objected, and part of his objection was that his mother would be left with only old women and two male servants, Sador who was lame and Ragnir who was blind. Nevertheless, Túrin did leave in fulfillment of his mother's command.[1]

[edit] Other Versions of the Legendarium

When Húrin returned to Dor-lómin many years later he picked up a small party of followers who went with him over the mountains and into the wild. One companion was also named Ragnir, but he was almost certainly not the same person as blind Ragnir the servant.[2]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Narn i Hîn Húrin (The Tale of the Children of Húrin)"
  2. 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", note 24, p. 302