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"a complete consistency [...] is not to be looked for, and could only be achieved, if at all, at heavy and needless cost." — Christopher Tolkien
This article's canonicity is disputed.
Biographical Information
BirthSecond Age
DeathSecond Age
ChildrenSeveral unnamed children, Hazad Longbeard
Physical Description

Buldar was a man living in Agar during the Second Age, father of Hazad Longbeard and grandfather of Tal-Elmar, hero of the unfinished story bearing the same name.

[edit] Life

During his days of youth, Buldar fought in the army of the North King in the valley of Ishmalog and came back home with "a wound, a sword and a woman". The latter, named Elmar, he wedded mostly against her wish and had many sons, of which the youngest was Hazad.[1]

[edit] Other versions of the Legendarium

In a penciled note added to the manuscripts, J.R.R. Tolkien proposed that Buldar should be left out of the story and Elmar to be Hazad's wife. However, in the published version, this change did not occur.[2]

[edit] Genealogy

Second Age
Second Age
Hazad Longbeard
Second Age
Second Age

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "Tal-Elmar"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "Tal-Elmar", note 5