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Bregolas

Bregolas
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Biographical Information
Titles3rd Lord of Ladros
Position6th Head of the House of Bëor
LocationLadros
BirthF.A. 393
RuleF.A. 448-455
DeathF.A. 455 (aged 62)
Family
HouseHouse of Bëor
ParentageBregor
SiblingsBregil, Hirwen, Gilwen, Barahir
ChildrenBeleth, Baragund, Belegund
Physical Description
GenderMale

Bregolas (F.A. 393-455[1]) was the third Lord of Ladros.

[edit] History

Bregolas was a son of Bregor and a direct descendant of Bëor the Old. He inherited the lordship because his two elder siblings were females.

His brother was Barahir, father of Beren Erchamion; he himself had two sons, Baragund and Belegund.[1] Bregolas fought in Dagor Bragollach beside Angrod and Aegnor; he was slain with them.[2]

[edit] Genealogy

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Boromir
338 - 432
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bregor
359 - 448
 
Andreth
361 - 455
 
Beril
b. 365
 
 
 
 
 
Beren
b. 374
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Arachon
unknown
 
Bregil
b. 386
 
Hirwen
389
 
BREGOLAS
393 - 455
 
Gilwen
b. 397
 
Barahir
400 - 460
 
Emeldir
b. 406
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brandir
b. 409
 
Beldis
b. 411
 
Beleth
b. 417
 
Baragund
420 - 460
 
Belegund
422 - 460
 
 
 
Beren
432 - 503
 
Lúthien
Y.T. 1200 - F.A. 503
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brandir the Lame
465 - 499
 
 
 
 
 
Morwen
441 - 501
 
Rían
450 - 472
 
 
 
 
 
Dior
470 - 506
 
 

[edit] Etymology

In The Etymologies, Bregolas is said to be an Exilic Noldorin word for "fierceness", from the root BERÉK-.[3]

[edit] Other Versions of the Legendarium

In the The Grey Annals, created in the 1930s,[4] Bëor was directly followed by Bregolas and Barahir, who were his sons (and Bregolas was born in F.A. 400[5]). After publication of The Lord of the Rings a new genealogy for the House of Bëor was made in the 1950s and at that time four generations were inserted after Bëor, with Bregor becoming the father of Bregolas and Barahir.[6]

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, p. 231
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", root BERÉK-
  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, "The Grey Annals": §124, p. 49
  6. 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, p. 229
Bregolas
House of Bëor
Born: F.A. 393 Died: F.A. 455
Preceded by:
Bregor
6th Head of the House of Bëor
F.A. 448 - 455
Followed by:
Barahir
3rd Lord of Ladros
F.A. 448 - 455