Silmarillion Character Profile: Húrin

One of the most daunting things about reading The Silmarillion is keeping all of the names straight. I love this, so I want to make it more accessible for the general reader with brief character profiles.

  • Name: Húrin Thalion
  • Immediate Family:
    • Wife: Morwen
    • Daughter #1: Lalaith
    • Son: Túrin Turambar
    • Daughter #2: Nienor
  • Home: Beleriand
  • Claim to fame: He was the father of the most tragic figure in The Silmarillion, Túrin.
  • Why I think he’s interesting: Morgoth didn’t curse Túrin for his own sake–he cursed him because his father, Húrin, continually defied him. It’s pretty impressive to make Morgoth that mad.

Photo Credit: Alex Ristea

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