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Dates
Awoke at the first rising of the Sun (I 1)
Location
First appeared in Hildórien, and spread westward and southward throughout Middle-earth
Race
Men, from whom the Drúedain and Hobbits were also descended
Meaning
A reference to the Gift of Men, death, possessed by this people
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Mortals

Beings subject to death

Encyclopedia of Arda Timeline
Years of the Trees First Age Second Age Third Age Fourth Age and Beyond
The first Men
Wild Men
Drúedain
Hobbits
Edain
Middle Peoples
Easterlings
Haradrim
Númenóreans
Northmen
Dúnedain
Northmen

The descent of the major Mortal races of Middle-earth. Note that, though the Drúedain and Hobbits are established as belonging to branches of the race of Men, and must therefore have descended from the first people to have awoken in Hildórien, the precise details of their descent remain unknown.

The descent of the Northmen was rather more involved than this simple diagram can show. For more on this subject, see the entry for 'Northmen'.

Any of the races of Arda who were subject to old age and death (as for example Hobbits), but applied especially to the race of Men.


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