Orophin was a Silvan Marchwarden from Lothlórien, and the brother of Haldir and Rúmil.

Biography Edit

FOTR - Lorien Brothers

Orophin, with his brothers Haldir and Rumil

Orophin guarded the border of the country to the west, at the time of the War of the Ring. He stood guard along with other elves, including his brothers Haldir and Rumil.[1]

Like Rúmil, Orophin knew very little Westron (the Common Tongue) and so associated very little with the Fellowship. When Haldir saw Gollum rustling through the trees near where the hobbits stayed for the night, Orophin left his brothers to warn the Galadhrim.[1]

Etymology Edit

The name Orophin might either be Sindarin or Silvan Elvish.[2] It may mean "Small tree", from the Sindarin oron ("tree") and pîn ("small"),[3] or "Mountain Peak", from orod ("mountain") and pind ("peak, crest").[4]

Other versions of the legendarium Edit

In Tolkien's drafts, Orophin's name was spelled as Orfin and Orofin.[5] When Haldir first met the Fellowship, Orofin was not present to accompany his brother.[6]

Portrayal in adaptations Edit

The Lord of the Rings film trilogy Edit

Jason Secto portrays Orophin in the 2001 film, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.[7]

The Lord of the Rings TCG Edit

Orophin was featured in the The Lord of the Rings Trading Card Game as a Decipher card.

Translations around the world Edit

Foreign Language Translated name
Amharic ዖሮፕሂን
Arabic أوروفين
Armenian Որոպհին
Belarusian Cyrillic Оропін
Bengali ওরফিন
Bulgarian Cyrillic Оропин
Georgian ოროფჰინი
Greek Οροφήν
Gujarati ઓરોફીન
Hebrew אורופין
Hindi ओरोफीन
Japanese オロフィン
Kazakh Оропһін (Cyrillic) Orophin (Latin)
Korean 오로 핀
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Оропhин
Macedonian Cyrillic Оропин
Marathi ऑरोफिन
Mongolian Cyrillic Оропhин
Nepalese ॐरोफिन
Pashto وروپهین ?
Persian وروپهین ?
Punjabi ਔਰੋਫਿਨ
Russian Орофин
Sanskrit ॐरोफिन्
Serbian Оропхин (Cyrillic) Orophin (Latin)
Sinhalese ඔරොෆින්
Tajik Cyrillic Оропҳин
Tamil ஓரோபின்
Telugu ఓరోఫిన్
Thai โรโผิน ?
Ukrainian Cyrillic Орофін
Uzbek (Cyrillic) Orophin (Latin) Оропҳин
Yiddish אָראָפין

Gallery Edit

Orophin bow
TCG: Orophin, Lorien Bowman
TCG - Orophin, Silvan Elf
TCG: Orophin, Silvan Elf

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book Two, Chapter VI: "Lothlorien"
  2. The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, by Robert Foster
  3. Didier Willis, Elfling Message 24600
  4. Parma Eldalamberon, Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
  5. The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 7: The Treason of Isengard, XII: "Lothlórien"
  6. The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 7: The Treason of Isengard, XIV: "Farewell to Lórien"
  7. Jason Secto "Orophin" (n.d.). Retrieved February 17, 2016, from
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