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The Forest of Brethil, to the west of Doriath
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ha'ndeer
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Derived from khand- meaning 'wisdom' or 'intelligence'
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Handir

A Lord of the Men of Brethil

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Haldir
Glóredhel
Handir
Beldis2
Brandir

Lords of Brethil

Lord of the Haladin of Brethil, son of Haldir. He was slain by Orcs, and succeeded by his son Brandir.


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

Handir's wife Beldis is not named in any canonical work, but she is shown in various genealogical trees in volume 11 of The History of Middle-earth. She was descended from the House of Bëor, and was the granddaughter of Bregor. Significantly, she had an elder brother, Brandir, whose name she passed on to her son. That younger Brandir, better known as Brandir the Lame, was the Lord of Brethil later slain by Túrin Turambar.

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