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Hareth

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Hareth
Adan
Biographical Information
LocationBrethil
BirthF.A. 419
Family
HouseHouse of Haleth
ParentageHalmir
SiblingsHaldir, Hundar, and Hiril
SpouseGaldor
ChildrenHúrin and Huor
Physical Description
GenderFemale

Hareth (b. F.A. 419) was the elder daughter of Halmir, chieftain of the Haladin, and sister of Haldir, Hundar,[1] and Hiril.[2]

Around F.A. 440[3] she married Galdor, lord of the House of Hador, and bore him two sons, Húrin and Huor.[1]

Genealogy

 
 
 
 
 
 
Halmir
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Haldir
 
Hundar
 
HARETH
 
Galdor
 
Hiril
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Húrin
 
Huor
 
 
 
 

Etymology

Hareth also appears in Tûr Haretha, the "Ladybarrow", so the name probably means "Lady" in the Haladin tongue.[4]

Robert Foster also suggests that Hareth means "Lady",[3] however the entry erroneously labels the name as Quenya

Other Versions of the Legendarium

Halmir's second daughter, Hiril, was a later addition to the House of Haleth family tree. Before she was introduced Hareth's name was "Hiriel".[5]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 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)", (iii) The Haladin', p. 237
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Three. The Wanderings of Húrin and Other Writings not forming part of the Quenta Silmarillion: I. The Wanderings of Húrin", p. 270
  3. 3.0 3.1 Robert Foster, The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, p 189, entry "Hareth"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Coming of Men into the West"
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Three. The Wanderings of Húrin and Other Writings not forming part of the Quenta Silmarillion: I. The Wanderings of Húrin", footnote, p. 269