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Andreth

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Andreth
Adan
Biographical Information
Other namesSaelind
TitlesWise-woman of the Bëorians
LocationLadros
BirthF.A. 361
Deathc. F.A. 455 (aged c. 94)
Family
HouseHouse of Bëor
ParentageBoromir
SiblingsBregor & Beril
SpouseIn love with Aegnor (never married)
Physical Description
GenderFemale
Hair colorDark
GalleryImages of Andreth

Andreth was wisewoman from the House of Bëor. She was called Saelind by the Elves, for she was wise in thought and learned in the lore of Men.[1]

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[edit] History

Andreth was a daughter of Boromir and a sister to Bregor.[2]

In her youth, she dwelt in the house of her uncle, Belemir, where she had learned the lore of the House of Marach from his wife, the Wisewoman Adanel.

Andreth was deeply in love with Aegnor. During the Siege of Angband the Elf-lord saw young Andreth in the reflection of Aeluin and they fell in love with each other. However, he could not reciprocate her love since, according to the law of the Eldar, no marriages could happen during times of war. It is said that because of her sake, he would not take any Elven bride. Both remained unwed and childless.

She grew in knowledge and understanding of lore and as she grew older she was respected as a wisewoman after Adanel.

She had a close friendship with Aegnor's brother, King Finrod Felagund, who often visited her during the Siege to converse with her wisdom on the matters of Elves and Men. One such conversation was written down and later known as Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth.[1]

[edit] Genealogy

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Boron
315 - 408
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Boromir
338 - 432
 
Belegor
b. 340
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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
 
 

[edit] Etymology

Andreth is a Sindarin word for for "patience".[3] Her other name, Saelind, means "Wise-heart".[1]

[edit] See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Morgoth's Ring, "Part Four. Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth"
  2. 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
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 182