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Belen

Belen
Adan
Biographical Information
BirthF.A. 292
East of the Blue Mountains
Family
HouseHouse of Bëor
ParentageBëor
SiblingsBaran
ChildrenBeldir
Physical Description
GenderMale

Belen (born F.A. 292) was the younger son of Bëor the Old.

[edit] History

Belen was born three years after Baran, who inherited the title of family head from his father. Belen fathered Beldir, and was an ancestor of Beren Erchamion.[1]

[edit] Genealogy

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bëor
262 - 355
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Baran
289 - 390
 
 
 
 
BELEN
b. 292
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Boron
315 - 408
 
 
 
Baranor
b. 317
 
Beldir
b. 316
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Boromir
338 - 432
 
Belegor
b. 340
 
Bereg
b. 340
 
Belemir
b. 339
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Beren
432 - 503
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


[edit] Other Versions of the Legendarium

In the introduction to The Grey Annals, Christopher Tolkien stated that they were written in the 1930s.[2] This work was laid aside while J.R.R. Tolkien wrote The Lord of the Rings, after which he returned to his work on the elder days. In his later writings Tolkien relocated the coming of the Edain over the Blue Mountains nearly a century earlier, which occasioned a large-scale overhaul of the chronology and genealogies.[3]

In the older Grey Annals Bëor was followed by his sons Bregolas and Barahir. In the new version four generations were inserted between Bëor and the brothers Bregolas and Barahir. Along with this change Belen was added as the ancestor of Beren.[1]

[edit] 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)", (i) The House of Bëor
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part One. The Grey Annals", p, 3
  3. 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)", The new genealogies of the Edain, p. 229