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Ban

Ban
Easterling (First Age)
Family
ChildrenBlodren[1]
Physical Description
GenderMale

Ban was an Easterling, father of Blodren, a member of the Gaurwaith.[1]

[edit] Other versions of the legendarium

Ban is mentioned in the earlier stages of the legendarium, where he was an Gnome.[2][3]

His name in Old English was Bana.[4]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "The Grey Annals": §265
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Shaping of Middle-earth, "II. The Earliest 'Silmarillion' (The 'Sketch of the Mythology')", p. 28
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Shaping of Middle-earth, "III. The Quenta", pp. 123, 304
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Shaping of Middle-earth, "III. The Quenta: Appendix 2: The Horns of Ylmir", p. 210