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Obel Halad

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Obel Halad was the "capital" of Brethil, the homeland of the People of Haleth. Within this settlement was the hall of the Halad or Warden of Brethil, who was the leader of the land.[1] Obel Halad meant the Fortified Settlement of the Halad.

[edit] Other Versions of the Legendarium

In the development of the story, "The Wanderings of Húrin" (a tale that Christopher Tolkien regretfully excluded from The Silmarillion), Obel Halad replaced Ephel Brandir as the chief settlement of the Haladin.[2] Since Ephel Brandir was built upon Amon Obel[3] it is likely that its replacement was also intended to be in the same location.

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Three. The Wanderings of Húrin and Other Writings not forming part of the Quenta Silmarillion: I. The Wanderings of Húrin", p. 263
  2. { J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Three. The Wanderings of Húrin and Other Writings not forming part of the Quenta Silmarillion: I. The Wanderings of Húrin", note 17, p. 301
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, Index