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Younger Children of Ilúvatar

A poetic name for Men

Younger
Children of Ilúvatar

(Men)
Wild Men
Drúedain
Hobbits
Edain
Middle Peoples
Easterlings
Haradrim
Númenóreans
Northmen
Dúnedain
Northmen

The descent of the major branches of the race of Younger Children. 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'.

Men, who awoke many thousands of years after the Elder Children, the Elves.


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