The name given by the Elves to the Three Houses of Men who first came to the lands west of the Blue Mountains and fought alongside them in the Wars of Beleriand. Whereas Edain is strictly Elvish for all Men, it is normally only applied to those of the Three Houses who remained faithful to the Elves and were given the island of Elenna (Númenor) as a reward.
The Three Houses of the Edain, in the order in which they came to Beleriand, were:
Aman, Amlach, Anadûnê, Angrim, Arda, Asgon, Astar, Atanatári, Atani, Balan, Barahir, Bëorians, Borthand, Bow of Bregor, Brethil, [See the full list...]
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