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{{pronounce|Sindarin - Edain.mp3|Gilgamesh}}
 
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{{quote|We have looked on the faces that have seen the [[Light of Valinor|Light]], and heard the voices that have spoken with [[Manwe]].|[[Húrin Thalion]]<ref>{{UT|Words}}</ref>}}
 
{{quote|We have looked on the faces that have seen the [[Light of Valinor|Light]], and heard the voices that have spoken with [[Manwe]].|[[Húrin Thalion]]<ref>{{UT|Words}}</ref>}}
The '''Edain''' was the name given by the [[Elves]] to the [[Men]] of the [[First Age]] who made their way into [[Beleriand]] during the [[Long Peace]]. They became close allies with the [[Elves]] and fought with them in the [[Wars of Beleriand]].
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The '''Edain''' were those [[Men]] of the [[First Age]] who made their way into [[Beleriand]] during the [[Siege of Angband]] and became close allies of the [[Elves]]. The Edain were the ancestors of the [[Númenóreans]], the High Men of the [[Second Age]].
 
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Edain is the Sindarin word for Men and thus applied to ''all'' Men, though it is normally associated with those of the [[Three Houses]]. Edain does not refer to other groups of Men who entered Beleriand later in the First Age, such as the [[Easterlings (First Age)|Easterlings]] who were noted as being swarthier than the Edain and a large portion of whom would later betray the Elves.
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The Edain were the ancestors of the [[Númenóreans]], the High Men of the [[Second Age]].
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==History==
 
==History==
 
The ancestors of the Edain were those Men who fled [[Hildórien]] seeking to reach the [[Two Trees|Light]] of the [[West (disambiguation)|West]]. They were divided in at least 3 tribes.
 
The ancestors of the Edain were those Men who fled [[Hildórien]] seeking to reach the [[Two Trees|Light]] of the [[West (disambiguation)|West]]. They were divided in at least 3 tribes.
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The Edain who did not participate in the [[Wars of Beleriand]] remained in Estolad or fled from Beleriand and the power of Morgoth.  
 
The Edain who did not participate in the [[Wars of Beleriand]] remained in Estolad or fled from Beleriand and the power of Morgoth.  
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The term Edain does not refer to other groups of Men who entered Beleriand later in the First Age, such as the [[Easterlings (First Age)|Easterlings]] who were noted as being swarthier than the Edain and a large portion of whom would later betray the Elves.
  
 
== The Three Houses ==
 
== The Three Houses ==

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