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'''Brand''' was a son of [[Bain]] and grandson of [[Bard the Bowman]] who killed the dragon [[Smaug]]. He was a king of [[Dale]] during the [[War of the Ring]], and was slain at the side of [[Dáin II Ironfoot]] during the [[Battle of Dale]]. He was succeeded by his son [[Bard II]].
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'''Brand''' was a son of [[Bain]] and grandson of [[Bard the Bowman]] who killed the dragon [[Smaug]]. He was a king of [[Dale]] during the [[War of the Ring]], and was slain at the side of [[Dáin Ironfoot|Dáin II Ironfoot]] during the [[Battle of Dale]]. He was succeeded by his son [[Bard II]].
  
 
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Revision as of 14:52, 6 April 2011

Brand - son of Bard [sic] by Donato Giancola.

Brand was a son of Bain and grandson of Bard the Bowman who killed the dragon Smaug. He was a king of Dale during the War of the Ring, and was slain at the side of Dáin II Ironfoot during the Battle of Dale. He was succeeded by his son Bard II.

Etymology

Possibly Tolkien derived Brand from Old English brand ("fire-brand, torch; sword").[1]

Genealogy

Bard I
 
 
 
 
Bain
 
 
 
 
BRAND
 
 
 
 
Bard II


Preceded by:
Bain
King of Dale
III 3007 – 3019
Followed by:
Bard II

References

  1. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 413 (discussion on name Erkenbrand)