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Dates
Settled in Dor-lómin after the Nirnaeth Arnoediad of I 472; slain I 496
Race
Division
Order
Culture
May have originated as a follower of Uldor1
Settlements
Settled Dor-lómin after the defeat the House of Hador, its former Lords
Pronunciation
bro'dda
Meaning
Uncertain2
Titles

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Brodda

Easterling ruler of Hithlum

People of
Uldor
(probable - see note 1)
Brodda
Aerin

An Easterling and ally of Morgoth during the First Age. After Morgoth's capture of the land of Hithlum, Brodda became its lord.


Notes

1

Brodda is never explicitly connected with the followers of Uldor. In the tale of Túrin Turambar, however, the exiled Túrin makes a reference to the Incomers who had occupied his homeland of Dor-lómin (which would have included Brodda) referring to them as the people of Uldor. This seems to imply a connection between the two, and indeed - since Uldor himself had been slain in the Nirnaeth - Brodda might potentially be seen as an indirect heir.

2

As an Easterling, Brodda's name would not in principle have derived from any of the familiar languages of Beleriand, whether Elvish or Mannish. The name is never explained, though it might conceivably have been inspired by Old Norse broddr, meaning a 'spike', 'dart' or 'arrow'.

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