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Dates
Uncertain: approximately I 443 - I 5031
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Pronunciation
be'ren airchah'mion ('ch' is pronounced as in 'Bach')
Meaning
'Beren' means 'Bold, Daring'2
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Beren

The one-handed hero of the Quest of the Silmaril

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The great hero of the First Age who, with the aid of Lúthien Tinúviel and Finrod Felagund, succeeded in gaining a Silmaril from the Iron Crown of Morgoth.


Notes

1

Beren was certainly extant between 463 (when he first came across Lúthien) and 469 (when he achieved the Quest of the Silmaril). His date of birth is a conjecture based on these and the dates of other associated events.

2

At least, according the The Etymologies. (The History of Middle-earth Volume 5, The Lost Road and Other Writings III The Etymologies).

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