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Buldar

Buldar
Man
Biographical Information
LocationAgar
BirthSecond Age
DeathSecond Age
Family
SpouseElmar
ChildrenHazad Longbeard
Physical Description
GenderMale
WeaponrySword

Buldar was a man living in Agar during the Second Age, father of Hazad Longbeard and grandfather of Tal-Elmar, hero of the unfinished story bearing the same name.

[edit] Life

During his days of youth, Buldar fought in the army of the North King in the valley of Ishmalog and came back home with "a wound, a sword and a woman". The latter, named Elmar, he wedded mostly against her wish and had many sons, of which the youngest was Hazad.[1]

[edit] Other versions of the Legendarium

In a penciled note added to the manuscripts, J.R.R. Tolkien proposed that Buldar should be left out of the story and Elmar to be Hazad's wife. However, in the published version, this change did not occur.[2]

[edit] Genealogy

BULDAR
 
Elmar
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hazad Longbeard
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tal-Elmar
 
 

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "Tal-Elmar"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "Tal-Elmar", note 5