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.
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.
|Foreign Language||Translated name|
|Kazakh||Саерос (Cyrillic) Saeros (Latin)|
|Serbian||Саеороса (Cyrillic) Saeorosa (Latin)|
|Uzbek||Саерос (Cyrillic) Saeros (Latin)|