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Dates
Slain I 460
Location
Dwelt in Dorthonion, and became an outlaw in that land after its fall in I 456
Race
Division
Culture
Family
Followed the House of Bëor
Pronunciation
go'rleem
Meaning
Uncertain
Titles
The Unhappy

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Gorlim the Unhappy

The betrayer of Barahir

Angrim
Gorlim the
Unhappy

Eilinel

The outlaws of Ladros

A follower of Barahir, who went into hiding with his lord after the Dagor Bragollach. Captured by Sauron, he was tricked into betraying Barahir, who was slain with all of his followers except Beren.


Notes

1

Gorlim's name is not explained, and does not have an obvious derivation from an Elvish source (except perhaps for a connection to gor, meaning 'horror' or 'dread'). We might therefore take it that the name came from the little-known language of the Bëorians. Gorlim is commonly referred to as 'Gorlim the Unhappy', so we might conceivably take 'unhappy' as an interpretation of the name, though this is hardly definitive.

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