The First House of the Edain and its more important descendants. For notes on two of the less familiar names in this genealogical chart - Belen and Baranor - see under the alternative name for this house, the House of Bëor.
One of the houses of Men that had travelled westward in the First Age, through the lands that would later be called Eriador. For much of the journey, they followed the people of Marach, but they overtook that more numerous people to become the first of Men to cross the Blue Mountains. It was in the western glens of those Mountains that Bëor and his companions became the first of mortal Men to encounter one of the Eldar, and he later entered the service of the High Elves.
The Men of the First House dwelt mainly in the northern lands of Dorthonion, ruling the fief of Ladros under the lordship of Finrod Felagund. The greatest hero of the House was Beren son of Barahir, who journeyed with Lúthien to recover a Silmaril from Morgoth's Crown, and later dwelt with her for a time on Tol Galen.
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