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Elmar

Elmar
Númenórean
Biographical Information
LocationAgar
BirthSecond Age
DeathSecond Age
Family
SpouseBuldar
Unnamed former husband[1]
ChildrenSeveral unnamed children, Hazad Longbeard (with Buldar)
Unnamed child by the former husband[1]
Physical Description
GenderFemale

Elmar was a woman of Númenórean origin who lived during the Second Age, before the return of the Númenóreans to Middle-earth.

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[edit] History

She was the mother of Hazad Longbeard and grandmother of Tal-Elmar from the story bearing the same name. She belonged to the "Fell Folk of the East". After a battle Elmar had been taken prisoner by Buldar. He brought her to his region, called Agar, and wedded her mostly against her wish. Because of this, she placed a curse on the people of Agar, that they should weaken and fade with time, which eventually happened. She had many sons, of which the youngest and closest to her heart was Hazad. She died during Hazad's boyhood, but Hazad named his youngest son Tal-Elmar in her memory and due to the fact that the child resembled her.[1]

[edit] Genealogy

Buldar
fl. S.A.
 
ELMAR
fl. S.A.
 
 
 
 
 
unknown
husband
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
unknown
children
 
Hazad Longbeard
fl. S.A.
 
unknown
child
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
unknown
sons
 
Tal-Elmar
fl. S.A.
 
 
 
 
 
 


[edit] Other versions of the legendarium

In a penciled note Tolkien considered removing Buldar and having Elmar be wed to Hazad instead.[2]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "XVII. Tal-Elmar", pp. 424-426
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "XVII. Tal-Elmar", p. 437, note 5