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In [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]'s ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', the Forest of '''Brethil''' was a cluster of woods bordering [[Dorthonion]], which was probably originally part of [[Doriath]].  
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'''Brethil''' was a cluster of woods between the [[Teiglin]] and the [[Sirion]], originally part of [[Doriath]] but outside the [[Girdle of Melian]].  The main feature of the forest was the hill of [[Amon Obel]].
  
It was to Brethil that the [[House of Haleth]] removed after dwelling east of the river [[Gelion]]. Some [[Drúedain]] also dwelt there.
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After dwelling east of the river [[Gelion]], the [[Men]] of the [[House of Haleth]] were granted Brethil by King [[Thingol]], on the condition that they guard the [[Crossings of Teiglin]].<ref>{{S|West}}</ref> Some [[Drúedain]] also dwelt there.<ref>{{UT|Druedain}}</ref> The main settlement of the Haladin was [[Ephel Brandir]] on Amon Obel.  
 
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The main feature of the forest was the hill of [[Amon Obel]], upon which stood [[Ephel Brandir]], the main settlement of the Haladin.
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The river [[Taeglin]] crossed the forest.  
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The [[Men of Brethil]] for a century protected [[Nargothrond]] and also took part in the [[Nirnaeth Arnoediad]], where they were all slain. Their [[Chieftain of the Haladin|Chieftain]] [[Handir]] was slain by Orcs north of Brethil on {{FA|495}}.<ref name=T>{{S|Turin}}</ref>
  
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Túrin came here after the destruction of [[Nargothrond]] and the journey to [[Dor-Lómin]], and rested here for a while, until rumours came again about [[Glaurung]], the father of all dragons. At the borders of this forest Glaurung was slain by Túrin.<ref name=T/>
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Brethil
Physical Description
TypeForest
LocationBetween Teiglin and Sirion
RealmsHaladin, Doriath
InhabitantsHaladin, Sindar
DescriptionForest of silver birches, with Amon Obel amidmost
General Information
Other namesSarch nia Chîn Húrin
EtymologyS. brethil, "silver birch"[1]

Brethil was a cluster of woods between the Teiglin and the Sirion, originally part of Doriath but outside the Girdle of Melian. The main feature of the forest was the hill of Amon Obel.

After dwelling east of the river Gelion, the Men of the House of Haleth were granted Brethil by King Thingol, on the condition that they guard the Crossings of Teiglin.[2] Some Drúedain also dwelt there.[3] The main settlement of the Haladin was Ephel Brandir on Amon Obel.

The Men of Brethil for a century protected Nargothrond and also took part in the Nirnaeth Arnoediad, where they were all slain. Their Chieftain Handir was slain by Orcs north of Brethil on F.A. 495.[4]

Túrin came here after the destruction of Nargothrond and the journey to Dor-Lómin, and rested here for a while, until rumours came again about Glaurung, the father of all dragons. At the borders of this forest Glaurung was slain by Túrin.[4]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Coming of Men into the West"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Drúedain"
  4. 4.0 4.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Túrin Turambar"