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Born I 3411
An early member of the house later known as the House of Hador
mah'gorr ('rr' indicates that the final r sound should be distinctly pronounced)
Apparently 'sword'2


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The grandfather of Hador Lórindol


Other unnamed

Magor's mother Zimrahin (also called Meldis) does not appear in the published Silmarillion, and nor does his elder sister Adanel. They are both shown, however, on a genealogical chart included in volume XI of The History of Middle-earth.

In the years after the great gathering of Men in East Beleriand at the place called Estolad, Malach Aradan led his followers away into the north and west, and settled in the distant, mist-shrouded land of Hithlum. Magor was Malach's son, and he too had a desire to wander: he led a part of his father's people away from Hithlum and southward down the River Sirion. They settled among the southern foothills of Ered Wethrin, the Mountains of Shadow that formed the southern wall of Hithlum.

Magor's descendants would return over the Mountains: his grandson Hador entered the service of Fingolfin, and was made Lord of Dor-lómin, a land that formed a southern offshoot from Hithlum itself. From Magor's famous grandson his people took their name - the House of Hador - but in truth their line stretched back several generations to Magor and his own ancestors.



Magor's date of birth of I 341 appears on a genealogical chart reproduced in volume XI of The History of Middle-earth. It may not therefore be completely canonical, but it does seem to fit what little we know about Magor and his place in the larger narrative of The Silmarillion.


Both Magor and his son Hathol were named for their favoured weapons: Magor was 'the Sword' and Hathol was 'the Axe'. These interpretations come from the same source mentioned in note 1 above, which also gives us an Elvish title used by Magor: he was evidently known as Magor Dagorlind, where Dagorlind means 'singer in battle'.


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