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Uldor

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Uldor
Easterling (First Age)
Helena Stepanova - Tears Unnumbered - Uldor (Color).jpg
"Tears Unnumbered - Uldor (Color)" by Helena Stepanova
Biographical Information
Other names"the Accursed"
LocationAround the March of Maedhros
AffiliationMorgoth
BirthFirst Age
DeathF.A. 472
Nirnaeth Arnoediad
Family
ParentageUlfang
SiblingsUlfast and Ulwarth
Physical Description
GenderMale
GalleryImages of Uldor

Uldor the Accursed was one of Ulfang the Black's sons.

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History

After entering Beleriand at Morgoth's bidding, Ulfang and his sons joined the service of Caranthir.[1] Their purpose was to eventually betray the Elves, which they did in the Nirnaeth Arnoediad. First, he made sure to delay Maedhros and his army by giving false reports of enemy presence. During the battle itself, they turned against their allies, attacking them in the rear. Uldor was slain by Maglor.[2]

Genealogy

 
 
 
 
Ulfang
b. F.A.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ULDOR
d. F.A. 472
 
Ulfast
d. F.A. 472
 
Ulwarth
d. F.A. 472
 


Etymology

Uldor was probably not his true name, as it seems to be Sindarin for "Ugly Lord": ul- ("ugly") and -dor ("lord").[3]

Other versions of the legendarium

In the appendix of The Lost Road it states that Uldor was born in the year 125.[4]

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 the Fifth Battle: Nirnaeth Arnoediad"
  3. Paul Strack, "S. Uldor m.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 21 December 2019)
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Appendix: I. The Genealogies"