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Baran

This article is about Baran, a Man of the House of Bëor. For the Sindarin word, see baran (Sindarin).
Baran
Adan
Biographical Information
Titles2nd Head of the House of Bëor
LocationEstolad
BirthF.A. 289
East of the Blue Mountains
DeathF.A. 380 (aged 91)
Family
HouseHouse of Bëor
ParentageBëor
SiblingsBelen
ChildrenBoron and Baranor
Physical Description
GenderMale

Baran (F.A. 289 - 380, age 91) was the second head of the House of Bëor.

[edit] History

Baran was the oldest son of Bëor the Old and brother to Belen.[1] He took over leadership of the House of Bëor in Estolad when his father left to serve as vassal to Finrod Felagund.[2]

During his rule the Haladin, the people of Marach, and the Easterlings crossed over the Blue Mountains into Beleriand.[3]

[edit] Genealogy

 
 
 
 
 
Bëor the Old
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BARAN
 
 
 
Belen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Boron
 
Baranor
 
Beldir
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Boromir
 
Bereg
 
Belemir


[edit] Other Versions of the Legendarium

In the introduction to The Grey Annals, Christopher Tolkien stated that they were written in the 1930s.[4] This work was laid aside while J.R.R. Tolkien wrote The Lord of the Rings, after which he returned to his work on the elder days. In his later writings Tolkien relocated the coming of the Edain over the Blue Mountains nearly a century earlier, which occasioned a large-scale overhaul of the chronology and genealogies.[5]

In the older Grey Annals Bëor was followed by his sons Bregolas and Barahir. In the new version four generations (Baran, Boron, Boromir, and Bregor) were inserted after Bëor, with Bregor the father of Bregolas and Barahir.[1]

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Two. The Later Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Coming of Men into the West (Chapter 14)", (i) The House of Bëor
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Coming of Men into the West"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part One. The Grey Annals", p, 3
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Two. The Later Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Coming of Men into the West (Chapter 14)", The new genealogies of the Edain
Baran
House of Bëor
Born: F.A. 289 Died: F.A. 380
Preceded by:
Bëor
2nd Head of the House of BëorFollowed by:
Boron