Children of Húrin

[The Outlaws] trailed him, and they drew a ring about him, so that suddenly, as he came out into a glade beside a stream, he found himself within a circle of men with bent bows and drawn swords.

Then Túrin halted, but he showed no fear. ‘Who are you?’ he said. ‘I thought that only Orcs waylaid men; but I see that I am mistaken.’

‘You may rue the mistake,’ said Forweg, ‘for these are our haunts, and my men do not allow other men to walk in them. We take their lives as forfeit, unless they can ransom them.’

Then Túrin laughed grimly: ‘You will get no ransom from me, an outcast and an outlaw. You may search me when I am dead, but it may cost you dearly to prove my words true. Many of you are likely to die first.’

— Narn i Chîn Húrin | The Children of Húrin, Chapter VI - Túrin Among the Outlaws

Here I gathered very single quote relevant to the Petty-Dwarves from Tolkien’s works! The only comments I added where to give context on the quote, so this oughta be an opinion-free resource for those wanting to know more about what little we have on the Petty-Dwarves in the available canon and semi-canon sources.

The order that follows it: 

  1. The Silmarillion
  2. The Unfinished Tales
  3. The Children of Húrin
  4. The History of Middle Earth

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The Land of Echoes

Dor-lómin was the southwestern part of Hithlum, bordered in the east by the Mountains of Mithrim, and in the north by the river which formed the Rainbow Cleft, also known as Annon-in-Gelydh (“Gate of the Noldor”).

It was first colonized by the Noldor shortly after they arrived in Middle-earth, and for a long time was ruled by Fingon son of Fingolfin, before he took over as High King of the Noldor after his father was killed.

By this time the Edain known as the House of Marach had entered Beleriand, and Fingon granted them the land of Dor-lómin as a fief.

Húrin's house was built in its southeastern corner near the mountain known as Amon Darthir, where the river Nen Lalaith began.

Tuor son of Huor was fostered by the Elves of Androth in the Mountains of Mithrim.

After the Nirnaeth Arnoediad (“Battle of Unnumbered Tears”), the House of Hador was destroyed or scattered, and Easterlings dwelt in Dor-lómin.

Like the rest of Hithlum it was destroyed during the War of Wrath.


Dor-lómin is said to be a Sindarin name meaning “Land of Echoes”. Its Quenya name was Lóminórë.

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