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Bór

Bór
Man
Biographical Information
Other names"the Faithful"
PositionChieftain of Easterlings
LocationEast Beleriand
AffiliationUnion of Maedhros
BirthFirst Age
DeathF.A. 472
Nirnaeth Arnoediad
Family
ChildrenBorlach, Borlad and Borthand
Physical Description
GenderMale

Bór the Faithful (died F.A. 472) was a leader of a tribe of Easterlings during the First Age.

[edit] History

Bór's people came into Beleriand after the Dagor Bragollach. He and his sons Borlad, Borlach, and Borthand swore allegiance to Maedhros and Maglor.[1] He was one of the few leaders of the Eastern Tribes of Men to remain faithful to the Eldar during the Nirnaeth Arnoediad (Battle of Unnumbered Tears). This loyalty came at the cost of his life. The elves, grateful for his loyalty, posthumously awarded him the title "Faithful".

[edit] Genealogy

 
 
 
 
BÓR
d. F.A. 472
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Borlach
d. F.A. 472
 
Borlad
d. F.A. 472
 
Borthand
d. F.A. 472
 


[edit] Etymology

The name Bór is Noldorin, given by the Elves because of his loyalty to them.[2]

[edit] Other versions of the legendarium

In the appendix of The Lost Road it states that Bór (then called Bor) was born in the year 120.[3]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", root BOR-
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Appendix: I. The Genealogies"