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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]

[edit] Etymology

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

[edit] 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-