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Andreth

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Andreth
Adan
Biographical Information
Other namesSaelind
TitlesWise-woman of the Bëorians
BirthF.A. 361
Family
HouseHouse of Bëor
ParentageBoromir
SiblingsBregor & Beril
SpouseIn love with Aegnor (never married)
Physical Description
GenderFemale
Hair colorDark

Andreth was wisewoman from the House of Bëor. She was called Saelind by the Elves, for she was wise in thought and learned in the lore of Men.[1]

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History

Andreth was a daughter of Boromir and a sister to Bregor.[2]

In her youth, she dwelt in the house of Belemir, where she had learned the lore of the House of Marach from Adanel. Andreth was deeply in love with the Elf-lord Aegnor. The love was returned but never fulfilled, since Aegnor felt his coming death, thus they both remained unwed and childless. She had a close friendship with Aegnor's brother, King Finrod Felagund, who often visited her during the Siege of Angband to converse with her on the matters of Elves and Men. One such conversation was written down and later known as Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth.[1]

Genealogy

 
 
 
 
 
 
Boron
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Boromir
 
Belegor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bregor
 
ANDRETH
 
Beril
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Etymology

Andreth is a Sindarin word for for "patience".[3] Her other name, Saelind, means "Wise-heart".[1]

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Morgoth's Ring, "Part Four. Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth"
  2. 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)", (i) The House of Bëor, p. 231
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 182