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'''Elmar''' was a [[Men|woman]] who lived during the [[Second Age]], mother of [[Hazad Longbeard]] and grandmother of [[Tal-Elmar (character)|Tal-Elmar]] from the story bearing the same name. She belonged to the "Fell Folk of the East". After a battle Elmar was taken prisoner by [[Buldar]]. He brought her to his region, called [[Agar]], and wedded her mostly against her wish. Because of this, she placed a curse on the people of Agar, that they should weaken and fade with time, which eventually happened. She had many sons, of which the youngest and closest to her heart was Hazad. In her memory and due to the fact that he resembled her, Hazad named his youngest son Tal-Elmar.
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'''Elmar''' was a [[Men|woman]] who lived during the [[Second Age]] before the return of the [[Númenóreans]] to [[Middle-earth]].  She was the mother of [[Hazad Longbeard]] and grandmother of [[Tal-Elmar (character)|Tal-Elmar]] from the story bearing the same name. She belonged to the "Fell Folk of the East". After a battle Elmar had been taken prisoner by [[Buldar]]. He brought her to his region, called [[Agar]], and wedded her mostly against her wish. Because of this, she placed a curse on the people of Agar, that they should weaken and fade with time, which eventually happened. She had many sons, of which the youngest and closest to her heart was Hazad. She died during Hazad's boyhood, but Hazad named his youngest son Tal-Elmar in her memory and due to the fact that the child resembled her.<ref>{{PM|Elmar}}</ref>
  
 
==Genealogy==
 
==Genealogy==
 
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==References==  
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==Other Versions of the Legendarium==
*''[[The Peoples of Middle-earth]]'', [[Tal-Elmar (chapter)|Tal-Elmar]]
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In a penciled note Tolkien considered removing Buldar and having Elmar be wed to Hazed instead.<ref>{{PM|Elmar}}, note 5</ref>
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Latest revision as of 12:42, 23 May 2015

"a complete consistency [...] is not to be looked for, and could only be achieved, if at all, at heavy and needless cost." — Christopher Tolkien
This article's canonicity is disputed.
Elmar
Man
Biographical Information
LocationAgar
BirthSecond Age
DeathSecond Age
Family
SpouseBuldar
Unnamed former husband[1]
ChildrenSeveral unnamed children, Hazad Longbeard (with Buldar)
Unnamed children by the former husband[2]
Physical Description
GenderFemale

Elmar was a woman who lived during the Second Age before the return of the Númenóreans to Middle-earth. She was the mother of Hazad Longbeard and grandmother of Tal-Elmar from the story bearing the same name. She belonged to the "Fell Folk of the East". After a battle Elmar had been taken prisoner by Buldar. He brought her to his region, called Agar, and wedded her mostly against her wish. Because of this, she placed a curse on the people of Agar, that they should weaken and fade with time, which eventually happened. She had many sons, of which the youngest and closest to her heart was Hazad. She died during Hazad's boyhood, but Hazad named his youngest son Tal-Elmar in her memory and due to the fact that the child resembled her.[3]

[edit] Genealogy

Buldar
Second Age
 
ELMAR
Second Age
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hazad Longbeard
Second Age
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tal-Elmar
Second Age
 
 


[edit] Other Versions of the Legendarium

In a penciled note Tolkien considered removing Buldar and having Elmar be wed to Hazed instead.[4]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "Tal-Elmar"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "Tal-Elmar"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "Tal-Elmar"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "Tal-Elmar", note 5