The Marachians were a mostly fair-haired and bright-eyed people, though not a few among them that had dark hair and they had already mixed with the Bëorians when they entered Beleriand.They were also noted for being taller and more slender than their often brawny cousins of the other two houses.
They were closely related in language and customs to the Bëorians, both tribes had been Herders and breeders of Cattle.When the Hadorians moved to Hithlum they mostly settled in small wooden manors or townships close to the lakelands, while their Bëorian kinsmen moved to the wilds of Dorthonion where they either settled the stone-fortresses of the Noldor or built small villages in the wooded highlands.After they had allied themselves the Hadorians, who always had been a culture estimating martial prowess, adapted heavy Armour and weaponry, most often their Soldiers wore Bastard sword, Great-Axe or Throwing Spear.They also strongly contributed to the Noldorian cavalry forces.
The Hadorians had learned from the Avari or Nandor of the Powers of the West and revered these collectively as gods, they also revered the Voice, a name they gave to Eru.They had preserved legends about the original sin and fall of men from their ancestors and had even handed these myths to their Bëorian kinsmen.The keepers of the Lore and traditions of the Hadorians were known as the Wise, a position that was often, but not exclusively, held by women.
The Hadorian language, known as Old Magol, was originally a dialect of the same language from which Bëorian derived (known as Taliska).With the settling of Númenór and the growing intermingling of both houses the Bëorian however dialect died out and Magol evolved into the Adûnaic tongue.Many ancient dialects of the men of Middle-Earth had originally been related to Magol, especially the language family from which the Rhovanian dialects had emerged.
Hadorians of renown
Adanel Aerin of Dor-lómin Algund Amlach Andróg Andvír Aradan Asgon of Dor-lómin Belemir Bregor of Dorthonion Dírhavel of Dor-lómin Eärendil the Mariner Forweg the Outlaw Galdor the tall Gethron of Dor-lómin Gildis Glirhuin of Brethil Glóredhel of Brethil Glorwendil of Estolad Grithnir Gundor son of Hador Hador Lórindol Halog Hathol son of Magor Hatholdir Huor of Dor-lómin Húrin Thalion Imlach son of Marach Indor of Dor-lómin Lalaith of Dor-lómin Magor son of Malach Mailrond Malach Aradan Marach of House Hador Nienor Níniel Olrakhor Orchaldor Orlin Peleg Ragnir the Blind Ragnir the Outlaw Sador Labadal Saelbeth Saelon Túor Eladar Túrin Turambar Ulrad the Outlaw Zimrahin