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{{Edain infobox
 
| name=Bëor the Old
 
| image=[[File:Turner Mohan - Beor.jpg|250px]]
 
| caption="Beor" by [[:Category:Images by Turner Mohan|Turner Mohan]]
 
| pronun=
 
| othernames=Balan
 
| titles=
 
| position=Vassal of [[Finrod]]
 
| location=[[Nargothrond]]
 
| affiliation=
 
| language=
 
| birth={{FA|262}}
 
| birthlocation=East of the [[Blue Mountains]]
 
| rule=
 
| death={{FA|355}}
 
| deathlocation=
 
| age=93
 
| notablefor=
 
| house=Founded the [[House of Bëor]]
 
| parentage=
 
| siblings=
 
| spouse=
 
| children=[[Baran]] and [[Belen]]
 
| gender=Male
 
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'''Bëor the Old''' ({{FA|262}} {{FA|355|n}}, aged 93 years<ref name="Coming">{{WJ|14}}</ref>{{rp|231}}) was the leader of the first [[Men]] to cross the [[Blue Mountains]] into [[Beleriand]] in the First Age. He was originally named '''Balan'''.<ref name="West">{{S|West}}</ref>
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'''Bëor''' ([[First Age]] 370 450, aged 80 years) was the leader of the first [[Men]] to cross the [[Blue Mountains]] into [[Beleriand]] in the First Age. He was originally named '''Balan'''.
  
==History==
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In First Age 400, [[Finrod Felagund]] came upon Balan and his people and enchanted them with his music. Finrod quickly befriended the Men and advised them to settle in [[Estolad]] in the realm of [[Amrod]]. In 402, [[Orcs]] attempted to break through the [[Pass of Aglon]], but the people of Bëor helped [[Maedhros]] and [[Maglor]] throw back the invaders. This was the first time Men fought on behalf of the [[Eldar]].
The man once born as Balan (perhaps in [[Eriador]]) was one of the people who sought to reach the [[Valar|Gods]] in the [[Uttermost West|West]]. With his sons [[Belen]] and [[Baran]] and his people, they met [[Dwarves]] and [[Avari]] before eventually crossing the [[Blue Mountains]] in {{FA|310}}.
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One night as they slept in [[Ossiriand]], the Noldorin King [[Finrod|Finrod Felagund]], eldest son of [[Finarfin]], came upon Balan and his people and enchanted them with his music as they woke up. Finrod quickly befriended the Men and advised them to settle in [[Estolad]] in the realm of the Noldorin Elf-lords [[Amrod]] and [[Amras]], the sons of [[Fëanor]].<ref name="West"/>
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Sometime between 415 and 420, Balan left with Finrod for his kingdom of [[Nargothrond]], where he served as his vassal until his death. Bëor's eldest son, [[Baran]], ruled the [[House of Bëor|people of Bëor]] in his absence. The friendship of Bëor and Baran with the Eldar led to the creation of the [[House of Bëor|First House]] of the [[Edain]], which produced some of the greatest heroes of the First Age.
  
In {{FA|311}}, Balan left with Finrod for his kingdom of [[Nargothrond]], where he served as his vassal until his death.<ref name="Coming"/>{{rp|218, 227}} Bëor's eldest son, [[Baran]], ruled the [[House of Bëor|people of Bëor]] in his stead. The friendship of Bëor and Baran with the Eldar led to the creation of the [[House of Bëor|First House]] of the [[Edain]], which produced some of the greatest heroes of the First Age.
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Balan was called ''Bëor'' by the [[Nargothrond|Nargothrondrim]], which meant "vassal" in [[Taliska]], the language of the the people of Bëor. When Bëor finally died at the age of 80, a very old age for men at that time, he was given the surname '''Bëor the Old'''.
  
Balan was called ''Bëor'' by the [[Nargothrond]]rim, which meant "vassal" in [[Taliska]], the language of the people of Bëor. When Bëor finally died at the age of 93 willingly, a very old age for men at that time, he was given the epithet ''the Old''.<ref name="West"/>
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== Geneology ==
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<code>
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              '''BËOR THE OLD'''
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                  |
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            ______|______
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            |            |
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            |            |
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          [[Baran]]         [[Belen]]
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            |                         
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        ____|____                   
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      |        |                   
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      |        |
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    [[Boron]]    [[Baranor son of Baran|Baranor]]
  
== Genealogy ==
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</code>
{{familytree/start}}
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[[Category:Pronounced articles]]
{{familytree | | | | | | BEO | | | |BEO='''BËOR'''<br/><small>''{{FA|262|n}} - {{FA|355|n}}''</small>}}
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[[Category:Men]]
{{familytree | | | |,|-|-|^|-|-|.| |}}
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{{familytree | | | BAR | | | | BEL |BAR=[[Baran]]<br/><small>''{{FA|289|n}} - {{FA|390|n}}''</small>|BEL=[[Belen]]<br/><small>''b. {{FA|292|n}}''</small>}}
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{{familytree | |,|-|^|-|.| | | |!| |}}
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{{familytree | BOR | | BNR | | BEL |BOR=[[Boron]]<br/><small>''{{FA|315|n}} - {{FA|408|n}}''</small>|BNR=[[Baranor (son of Baran)|Baranor]]<br/><small>''b. {{FA|317|n}}''</small>|BEL=[[Beldir]]<br/><small>''b. {{FA|316|n}}''</small>}}
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{{familytree | |:| | | | | | | | | |}}
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{{familytree | |:| | | | | | | | | |}}
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{{familytree | BER | | | | | | | | |BER=[[Beren]]<br/><small>''{{FA|432|n}} - {{FA|503|n}}''</small>}}
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{{familytree/end}}
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==Other versions of the legendarium==
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In the introduction to ''[[The Grey Annals]]'', [[Christopher Tolkien]] stated that they were written in the 1930s.<ref>{{WJ|P1}}, p, 3</ref>  This work was laid aside while J.R.R. Tolkien wrote ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'', after which he returned to his work on the elder days.  In Tolkien's later writings the coming of the [[Edain]] over the Blue Mountains was relocated nearly a century earlier, which occasioned a large-scale overhaul of the chronology and genealogies.<ref name="Coming" />{{rp|229}}
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In the older ''Grey Annals'', Bëor was born in {{FA}} 370<ref>{{GA|121}}</ref>, met Felagund in {{FA|400|n}}<ref>{{GA|124}}</ref>, and died in {{FA|450|n}}.<ref>{{GA|144}}</ref>  In the new version Bëor was born in {{FA|262}}, encountered Felagund in {{FA|310|n}}, and died at age 93 in {{FA|355|n}}.<ref name="Coming" />{{rp|229}}
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{{references}}
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{{seq-start}}
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{{seq-head
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| race=edain
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| house=[[House of Bëor]]
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| born={{FA|262}}
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| died={{FA|355}}
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}}
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{{seq
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| pvac=None
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| prev=New position
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| list=First Head of the [[House of Bëor]]
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| dates=unknown - {{FA|311}}
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| next=[[Baran]]
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}}
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{{seq-end}}
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{{DEFAULTSORT:Beor}}
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[[Category:Characters in The Silmarillion]]
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[[Category:Edain]]
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[[Category:First Age characters]]
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[[Category:House of Bëor| ]]
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[[Category:Taliska words]]
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[[de:Beor der Alte]]
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[[fr:encyclo:personnages:hommes:1a:peuple_de_beor:beor_l_ancien]]
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[[fi:Bëor]]
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