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== Genealogy ==
 
== Genealogy ==
              [[Bëor|Bëor the Old]]
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{{familytree | | | | | | BEO | | | |BEO=[[Bëor|Bëor the Old]]}}
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{{familytree | | | BAR | | | | BLN |BAR=[[Baran]]|BLN='''BELEN'''}}
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{{familytree | |,|-|^|-|.| | | |!| |}}
        [[Baran]]             '''BELEN'''
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{{familytree | BRN | | BRR | | BLD |BRN=[[Boron]]|BRR=[[Baranor (son of Baran)|Baranor]]|BLD=[[Beldir]]}}
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{{familytree | |!| | | |!| | | |!| |}}
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{{familytree | BOR | | BRG | | BLM |BOR=[[Boromir of Ladros|Boromir]]|BRG=[[Bereg]]|BLM=[[Belemir]]}}
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==Other Versions of the Legendarium==
  [[Boron]]     [[Baranor (son of Baran)|Baranor]]     [[Beldir]]
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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 his later writings Tolkien relocated the coming of the [[Edain]] over the [[Blue Mountains]] nearly a century earlier, which occasioned a large-scale overhaul of the chronology and genealogies.<ref>{{WJ|14}}, ''The new genealogies of the Edain'', p. 229</ref>
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  [[Boromir of Ladros|Boromir]]     [[Bereg]]     [[Belemir]]
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In the older ''Grey Annals'' Bëor was followed by his sons [[Bregolas]] and [[Barahir]].  In the new version four generations were inserted between Bëor and the brothers Bregolas and Barahir.  Along with this change '''Belen''' was added as the ancestor of Beren.<ref>{{WJ|14}}, ''(i) The House of Bëor''</ref>
 
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Revision as of 22:18, 5 October 2011

Belen (born F.A. 292) was the younger son of Bëor the Old and the father of Beldir, an ancestor of Beren Erchamion, the great hero of the First Age.[1]

Genealogy

 
 
 
 
 
Bëor the Old
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Baran
 
 
 
BELEN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Boron
 
Baranor
 
Beldir
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Boromir
 
Bereg
 
Belemir

Other Versions of the Legendarium

In the introduction to The Grey Annals, Christopher Tolkien stated that they were written in the 1930s.[2] 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 his later writings Tolkien relocated the coming of the Edain over the Blue Mountains nearly a century earlier, which occasioned a large-scale overhaul of the chronology and genealogies.[3]

In the older Grey Annals Bëor was followed by his sons Bregolas and Barahir. In the new version four generations were inserted between Bëor and the brothers Bregolas and Barahir. Along with this change Belen was added as the ancestor of Beren.[4]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, p. 231
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part One. The Grey Annals", p, 3
  3. 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)", The new genealogies of the Edain, p. 229
  4. 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