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Saeros was an Elf of the Nandor of Doriath, and one of King Thingol's high councilors.


Saeros had no love for Túrin Turambar, a foreigner to Doriath, and disliked his close association with the king, being either jealous or generally unfriendly with all mankind. He spoke ill of Túrin and his people at a meeting, provoking Túrin to be angry and injure Saeros. Later, he tried to waylay Túrin in the woods but Túrin overcame him and sent him to run naked in the wild. Attempting to leap across a small fjord, he lost footing and was killed by impact upon a great rock below. This incident caused Túrin to be exiled from Doriath.[2][3]

Saeros had been a friend of the minstrel Daeron.

Other versions of the legendarium

In earlier versions of The Silmarillion Saeros was called Orgol, before which Orgof, and was a kinsman to King Thingol. Instead of confronting Túrin in the woods, he taunted him and was killed during a dinner party by a goblet that was thrown at him by Túrin. As Orgol, he was one of the Nandor who dwelt in Amon Ereb before the fall of their Lord Denethor.[1]


Foreign Language Translated name
Amharic ጻአሮስ ?
Arabic صايروس
Belarusian Cyrillic Саерос
Bengali ষাএরস
Bulgarian Cyrillic Саерос
Catalan Sàeros
Chinese 西羅斯
Georgian საეროსი
Greek Σαερος
Gujarati ષ​એરોસ
Hebrew סירוס
Hindi ष​एरोस
Japanese サイロス
Kannada ಸಾರೋಸ್
Kazakh Саерос (Cyrillic) Saeros (Latin)
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Саэрос
Macedonian Cyrillic Саерос
Marathi सेरोस
Mongolian Cyrillic Саерос
Nepalese ष​एरोस
Persian سایروس
Punjabi ਸੇਰੌਸ
Russian Саэрос
Sanskrit ष​एरोस्
Serbian Саеороса (Cyrillic) Saeorosa (Latin)
Sinhalese සෙරෝස්
Tajik Cyrillic Саерос
Tamil சேரோஸ்
Telugu సెరోస్
Thai ซายรอส
Ukrainian Cyrillic Саерос
Urdu صاےروس
Uzbek Саерос (Cyrillic) Saeros (Latin)
Yiddish סאַעראָס


  1. 1.0 1.1 The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 11: The War of the Jewels, Part One. The Grey Annals
  2. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XXI: "Of Túrin Turambar"
  3. The Children of Húrin, Narn i Chîn Húrin, The Tale of the Children of Húrin, V: "Túrin in Doriath"