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'''Adanel''' (born {{FA|339}}) was a [[Wise]]-woman from the [[House of Hador|House of Marach]], the only daughter and eldest child of [[Malach|Malach Aradan]] and [[Zimrahin|Zimrahin Meldis]], and elder sister of [[Magor]] her only brother; also, she was the grand-daughter of [[Marach]] himself.  Adanel was the wife of [[Belemir]] and mother of [[Beren (son of Belemir)|Beren]], who was the grandfather of his great and renowned namesake grandson, [[Beren|Beren Erchamion]].<ref name="WJwest">{{WJ|West}}, ''Commentary, (ii) The House of Hador''</ref>
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'''Adanel''' (born {{FA|339}}) was a [[Wise]]-woman from the [[House of Hador|House of Marach]], the daughter and possibly the eldest child of [[Malach|Malach Aradan]] and [[Zimrahin|Zimrahin Meldis]], and the elder sister of [[Magor]] who was the heir of the House of Marach. It was mentioned that Adanel had many other brothers and sisters as well, and they also might have been younger than she. Adanel was also a grand-daughter of [[Marach]] himself.  Adanel was the wife of [[Belemir]] of the [[House of Bëor]] and it was said that they had five children all together. She was the mother of [[Beren (son of Belemir)|Beren]] who was said to be her fifth child and youngest son, who was the grandfather of his great and renowned namesake grandson, [[Beren|Beren Erchamion]].<ref name="WJwest">{{WJ|West}}, ''Commentary, (ii) The House of Hador''</ref>
  
The Wise of the People of [[Marach]] were the only [[Men]] to preserve the [[Tale of Adanel|tale]] of their original sin, when, soon after their awakening, some [[Men]] chose to worship [[Morgoth|Melkor]] instead of [[Ilúvatar|Eru]].<ref>{{MR|P4i}}, Note 11</ref>  Adanel told this tale to her niece, [[Andreth]] of the [[House of Bëor]].<ref>{{MR|P4c}}</ref>
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The Wise of the People of [[Marach]] were the only [[Men]] to preserve the [[Tale of Adanel|tale]] of their original sin, when, soon after their awakening, some [[Men]] chose to worship [[Morgoth|Melkor]] instead of [[Ilúvatar|Eru]].<ref>{{MR|P4i}}, Note 11</ref>  Adanel told this tale to her niece, [[Andreth]] of the House of Bëor.<ref>{{MR|P4c}}</ref>
 
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Revision as of 21:57, 15 September 2016

Adanel
Adan
Juliana Pinho - Adanel the Wise.png
Adanel (right) in "Adanel the Wise" by Juliana Pinho
Biographical Information
Position"Wise-woman"
LocationHithlum; Dorthonion
BirthF.A. 339
Presumably Hithlum
Family
HouseHouse of Marach
ParentageMalach Aradan & Zimrahin Meldis
SiblingsMagor
SpouseBelemir
ChildrenBeren
Physical Description
GenderFemale
GalleryImages of Adanel

Adanel (born F.A. 339) was a Wise-woman from the House of Marach, the daughter and possibly the eldest child of Malach Aradan and Zimrahin Meldis, and the elder sister of Magor who was the heir of the House of Marach. It was mentioned that Adanel had many other brothers and sisters as well, and they also might have been younger than she. Adanel was also a grand-daughter of Marach himself. Adanel was the wife of Belemir of the House of Bëor and it was said that they had five children all together. She was the mother of Beren who was said to be her fifth child and youngest son, who was the grandfather of his great and renowned namesake grandson, Beren Erchamion.[1]

The Wise of the People of Marach were the only Men to preserve the tale of their original sin, when, soon after their awakening, some Men chose to worship Melkor instead of Eru.[2] Adanel told this tale to her niece, Andreth of the House of Bëor.[3]

Genealogy

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Marach
F.A. 282 - 376
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zimrahin
unknown
 
 
 
 
 
Malach
307 - 398
 
Imlach
b. 310
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Belemir
b. 339
 
ADANEL
b. 339
 
 
 
 
 
Magor
b. 341
 
Amlach
b. 337
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Beren
b. 374
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hathol
b. 365
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
unknown
children
 
Emeldir
b. 406
 
Barahir
400 - 460
 
Hador
390 - 455
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Beren
432 - 503
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Other Versions of the Legendarium

Originally Hador Lórindol was the leader who led the people of the third house of the Edain across the Ered Luin into Beleriand and Adanel was his sister. When the House of Hador genealogy was changed so that Marach was the first leader then Adanel became the great-aunt of Hador.

There were two versions of the genealogical table for the House of Hador. In the first version of the table there was a note that Beren, son of Belemir and Adanel, was their fifth child. In the second version there was no reference to these other children. The section of the second version shown above shows only the first Beren although the other children may have existed.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Two. The Later Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Coming of Men into the West (Chapter 14)", Commentary, (ii) The House of Hador
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Morgoth's Ring, "Part Four. Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth: Author's Notes on the 'Commentary'", Note 11
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Morgoth's Ring, "Part Four. Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth: 'The Debate of Finrod and Andreth'"