The Helm of Hador

by Arveleg-(V)
July 20, 2007
Objects > Armor > Helm of Hador

    The Helm of Hador was a great helmet and a family heirloom of the house of Hador. It was forged by Telchar c. 260. It was given in the keeping of Thingol by Morwen until Túrin came of age. This is what is said of it:
      “That helm was made of grey steel adorned with gold, and on it were graven runes of victory. A power was in it that guarded any who wore it from wound or death, for the sword that hewed it was broken, and the dart that smote it sprang aside. It was wrought by Telchar, the smith of the Nogrod, whose works were renowned. It had a visor (after the manner of those that the Dwarves used in their forges for he shielding of their eyes), and the face of one who wore it struck fear into the hearts of all beholders, but was itself guarded from dart and fire. Upon its crest was set in defiance a gilded image of Glaurung the dragon; for it had been made soon after he first issued from the gates of Morgoth. Often Hador, and Galdor after him, had borne it in war.”

- excerpt from “The Departure of Túrin” from The Children of Húrin
Reference: The Children of Hurin