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Beleth (Bereth)

A descendant of the line of Bëor

Beleth, also known as Bereth,1 was the daughter of Bregolas, and sister to Baragund and Belegund. She was therefore the aunt of both Morwen and Rían, and so a relation of Túrin and Tuor. Though there is no account of her in the tales of the Elder Days, it seems that she did continue a line of her own. In Númenor, in the following Age, Erendis could claim descent from Bereth, and through her from Bëor the Old himself.



The character is mentioned briefly in Christopher's Tolkien's notes to Aldarion and Erendis in Unfinished Tales, where her name is spelt 'Bereth'. In volume 11 of The History of Middle-earth, however, her name appears as 'Beleth', and Christopher Tolkien notes there that in his earlier notes he gave the name '...wrongly as "Bereth"'. It seems clear, therefore, that the correct spelling of this character's name is Beleth rather than Bereth.

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