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Beregar

Beregar
Númenórean
Biographical Information
LocationNúmenor
BirthBefore S.A. 771
Family
SpouseNúneth
ChildrenErendis
Physical Description
GenderMale

Beregar was a nobleman of Númenor, descended from the House of Bëor.

[edit] History

Beregar was a descendant of Beleth, daughter of Bregolas, of the House of Bëor.[1]

He lived in the region of Númenor known as the Westlands. Beregar married Núneth and they had a daughter named Erendis, whom Beregar brought to the feast held when the son of Tar-Meneldur was proclaimed as his heir. There Erendis became enamoured of Aldarion and eventually became his queen. Aldarion and Erendis had a daughter of their own, and so Beregar became the grandfather of the first Ruling Queen of Númenor, Tar-Ancalimë.[2]

[edit] Genealogy

 
 
House
of Bëor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Beleth
b. F.A. 417
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BEREGAR
unknown
 
Núneth
unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Aldarion
700 - 1098
 
Erendis
771 - 985
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Ancalimë
873 - 1285
 
 
 
 


[edit] Etymology

Beregar could be Sindarin, meaning "Fierce lord", from BEREK ("fierce, wild") and ar ("noble");[3] or it could be related to the old Bëorian name Bereg.[1]

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) House of Bëor, p. 232
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Aldarion and Erendis: The Mariner's Wife"
  3. David Salo (2004), A Gateway to Sindarin, p. 344