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Adanel

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Adanel
Adan
Biographical Information
Position"Wise-woman"
BirthF.A. 339
Presumably Hithlum
Family
HouseHouse of Marach
ParentageMalach Aradan & Zimrahin Meldis
SiblingsMagor
SpouseBelemir
ChildrenBeren
Physical Description
GenderFemale

Adanel (born F.A. 339) was a Wise-woman from the House of Marach, a daughter of Malach Aradan and Zimrahin Meldis, and older sister of Magor. She was the wife of Belemir and mother of Beren, who was the grandfather of his great namesake, 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

Belen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Marach
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Beldir
 
Zimrahin
(Meldis)
 
Malach
(Aradan)
 
Imlach
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Belemir
 
ADANEL
 
Magor
 
Amlach
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Beren
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Beren
Erchamion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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'"