beautiful, illumined by the blood heritage of three great races within his person: Maiar, Edain, and Eldar. He was Thingol's heir. After Luthien died and departed the circles of the world for all time, the Nauglamir came to Dior. He was unable to resist its beauty, and wore the necklace from dawn to dusk, and from dusk to dawn. Bearing the Nauglamir and its Silmaril about his throat, he was the most lovely of all Eru's children. Those who coveted the Silmaril and dared not to take it from Luthien now moved against Menegroth. Thus came no less than three sons of Feanor: Celegorm, Curufin, and Caranthir. Dior's might in combat and in magic was demonstrated in the outcome of the tragic battle, for he slew all three Noldo princes, but was also slain himself. While yet on Tol Galen, Dior married a kinswoman of Thingol named Nimloth and conceived three children by her: Elured, Elurin, and Elwing the White. Dior himself was tall (7'8") , very beautiful and possessed the fair complexion and Black-brown hair of his mother.
- Born in the late 5th Century F.A.,
- died very early in the 6th Century F.A.