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Emeldir

The ‘Man-hearted’ wife of Barahir

Beren1
Emeldir
Barahir
Beren
Erchamion

The wife of Barahir and the mother of Beren Erchamion. After the Dagor Bragollach, when Barahir and Beren became outlaws, Emeldir fled from their home in Dorthonion with many of Barahir's household.


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Presumably Emeldir named her famous and heroic son Beren after her father. The elder Beren is much less well-known than his grandson, and he only receives a passing mention in the index to the published Silmarillion. He was a great-great-grandson of Bëor the Old, being descended from Bëor's younger son Belen.

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