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Emeldir

Other Names:
the Manhearted

Race/Species: Man

Type/Kind: 1st Age Edain

Parents:
father: Beren (great-great-grandson of Bëor the Old)

Siblings:
two unnamed siblings (HoME only)

Spouse:
Barahir of the House of Bëor, 4th Lord of Ladros

Children:
Beren Erchamion, 5th Lord of Ladros
Hiril (HoME only)

Description:

Emeldir of the House of Bëor is the great-great-great-granddaughter of Bëor the Old, wife of Barahir, 4th Lord of Ladros, and the mother of Beren Erchamion, 5th Lord of Ladros:
Now Morgoth's power overshadowed the Northlands; but Barahir would not flee from Dorthonion, and remained contesting the land foot by foot with his enemies. Then Morgoth pursued his people to the death, until few remained; and all the forest of the northward slopes of that land was turned little by little into a region of such dread and dark enchantment that even the Orcs would not enter it unless need drove them.... At last so desperate was the case of Barahir that Emeldir the Manhearted his wife (whose mind was rather to fight beside her son and her husband than to flee) gathered together all the women and children that were left, and gave arms to those that would bear them; and she led them into the mountains that lay behind, and so by perilous paths, until they came at last with loss and misery to Brethil. Some were there received among the Haladin, but some passed on over the mountains to Dor-lómin and the people of Galdor, Hador's son; and among those were Rían, daughter of Belegund, and Morwen, who was named Eledhwen, that is Elf-sheen, daughter of Baragund. But none ever saw again the men that they had left.

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 18, Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin

Contributors:
Elena Tiriel 13Nov10

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