Saeros was an Elf of Doriath and one of King Thingol’s closest advisers. Though he was purportedly very wise, he was jealous of Túrin, and foolishly insulted him. In turn, Túrin threw a goblet at the Elf. Seeking revenge, Saeros ambushed Túrin the following day as he passed through Neldoreth; but Túrin managed to escape the attack and pursued Saeros through the forest. But the Elf missed his footing and fell to his death into a deep ravine; and Túrin, fearing condemnation, fled from Doriath, never to return.