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Dwelt in the Green Hills of Pinnath Gelin in Western Gondor
Pronunciation
hee'rlooin
Meaning
Probably 'fair lord'1
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Hirluin the Fair

Lord of Pinnath Gelin

A Man of Gondor, the leader of those who dwelt in the Green Hills of Pinnath Gelin, in the distant west of Gondor, during the late Third Age. He was lord of the Green Hills, and his soldiers were clad in green. He was one of the many leaders of Men who brought companies to Minas Tirith, and he fought bravely in the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, rushing to the aid of Éomer and the Rohirrim. His bravery did not save him, though, and he was slain in that battle, never to return to the Green Hills in the west.


Notes

1

The first element of Hirluin's name, hir-, probably translates as 'lord'. The second, luin is usually 'blue' (which would be curious, given his multiple associations with the colour green). Luin can also have an extended meaning of 'pale' or 'fair', and given that Hirluin is referred to as 'Hirluin the Fair', this seems to be the intended meaning in this case.

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