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Emeldir

Emeldir
Adan
Biographical Information
Other namesthe Manhearted
BirthF.A. 406
Family
HouseHouse of Bëor
ParentageBeren (son of Belemir)
SiblingsTwo unnamed older siblings
SpouseBarahir
ChildrenBeren
Physical Description
GenderFemale

Emeldir the Manhearted (born F.A. 406) was a woman of the House of Beor in Dorthonion, the wife of Barahir and the mother of Beren Erchamion.[1]

After the Dagor Bragollach, when Dorthonion was ruined and infested, Barahir and Beren became outlaws fighting the evil creatures. Emeldir would have preferred to stay with her family to fight, but as the women and children of the First House had to flee from their homes she led them, and after many hardships they reached Brethil.[2]

[edit] Etymology

Patrick H. Wynne has suggested that Emeldir possibly consists of Sindarin emel ("mother") + dir ("man"), yielding a hypothetical translation "manly-mother" or "mother with manly courage" (close in meaning to her epithet the Manhearted).[3]

[edit] Genealogy

 
 
 
 
Bëor the Old
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Belemir
 
Adanel
 
Boromir
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Beren
 
 
 
Bregor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Two Unnamed
Children
 
EMELDIR
 
Barahir
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Beren
Erchamion
 
Lúthien
Tinúviel
 

[edit] References

  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, "Eldarin Hands, Fingers & Numerals and Related Writings — Part Two" (edited by Patrick H. Wynne), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 48, December 2005, pp. 17-8 (note 14)