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The Forest of Brethil, to the west of Doriath
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ha'lmeer
Meaning
Uncertain, but hal- appears to mean 'chief'2
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Halmir

Heroic lord of the Haladin

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Lords of Brethil

The lord of the People of Haleth at the time of the Dagor Bragollach. After that battle, and the capture of Minas Tirith, Orcs began to roam unhindered across the lands of Beleriand. Halmir called on the aid of Thingol, who sent many stout Sindarin warriors under the command of Beleg to his aid. Together, Halmir and Beleg destroyed a legion of invading Orcs, and gave the southern lands a respite from the defeats in the north. Halmir was succeeded as lord of the Haladin by his son, Haldir.


Notes

1

These dates are derived from a genealogical chart in volume 11 of The History of Middle-earth, and cannot therefore be taken as absolutely canonical.

2

The -mir element of Halmir's name is reminiscent of the common Elvish name ending that means 'jewel'.

3

Halmir's second son Hundar does not appear in the published Silmarillion (the name comes from the same source cited in Note 1 above). He was the grandfather of Hunthor, who aided Túrin in the slaying of Glaurung.

See also...

Hareth, Lord of Brethil

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