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Brandir

The last of the line of Haldad

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Brandir

Lords of Brethil

The son of Handir, lord of the Haladin of Brethil, slain by Túrin Turambar after the death of Glaurung.


Notes

1

Brandir's dates come from an otherwise unpublished genealogical chart in volume 11 of The History of Middle-earth. This leaves their canonicity open to question, but note that Brandir's year of death, I 499, corresponds with the date of the slaying of Glaurung established in other sources, making it very likely to be correct.

2

Brandir's mother Beldis isn't named in any canonical work, but she is referred to in volume 11 of The History of Middle-earth. Her line of descent was significant, because her own elder brother was also known as Brandir. It seems therefore that the later Brandir gained his name from his uncle.

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