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Baragund

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Baragund was part of the House of Bëor, the oldest of the Three Houses of Men who befriended the Elves. He was the son of Bregolas and a direct descendant of Bëor the Old. He had one daughter, Morwen and was the grandfather of Túrin Turambar. He survived the Dagor Bragollach ("Battle of Sudden Flame") and lived as an outlaw with his uncle Barahir and some companions. They were eventually betrayed to Sauron and killed.

Etymology

The full meaning of Baragund is unknown. The first element is said to consist of the Exilic Noldorin word bara ("fiery; eager").[1] The second element could perhaps be gund (cf. Felagund).

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 351


Barahir's Outlaw Band
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