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Dates
Born I 4191
Race
Division
Culture
Originated among the Haladin; married into the Men of Dor-lómin
Family
Descended from the House of Haleth; married into the House of Hador
Pronunciation
ha'reth
Meaning
Perhaps 'lady'2

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Hareth

The mother of Húrin and Huor

Halmir
Haldir
Hundar3
Hareth
Galdor
Húrin
Huor

The daughter of Halmir of the Haladin; she wedded Galdor of the House of Hador, and was the mother of Húrin and Huor.


Notes

1

Hareth's date of birth does not appear in the canonical texts, but it is given in a genealogy in volume 11 of The History of Middle-earth. The date of I 419 shown here is not therefore completely reliable, but it does fit with the few known details of Hareth's life.

2

Hareth's name comes from the tongue of the Men of Brethil, which is not well understood, though in the case of Hareth we do have a potential clue. The leader who established the Haladin in Brethil, Haleth, was buried in a mound named Tûr Haretha in her own language, a name translated as the 'Ladybarrow'. This is not entirely conclusive, but it suggests that Hareth meant 'lady' in that language.

3

Hareth's elder brother Hundar doesn't appear in the published Silmarillion. His name is taken from a chart in volume 11 of The History of Middle-earth, which also establishes that Hundar was the grandfather of Hunthor, who was lost while aiding Hareth's own grandson Túrin against Glaurung.

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