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Afterborn

One of the Elves’ many names for Men

A translation of the Elvish name Apanónar, one of many terms used by them to refer to the race of Men. 'Afterborn' is simply a reference to the fact that Men awoke into the World many thousands of years after the Elves, and for the same reasons they are also referred to as Hildor ('Aftercomers'), and as the Younger Children of Ilúvatar.


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