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The name Haleth refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Haleth (disambiguation).
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"Haleth" by Turner Mohan
Biographical Information
PositionChieftain of the Haladin
LanguageMannish dialect
BirthF.A. 341
DeathF.A. 420
HouseHouse of Haleth
SiblingsHaldar (twin-brother)
Physical Description
GalleryImages of Haleth

Lady Haleth (F.A. 341F.A. 420, aged 79 years) was the daughter of Haldad and twin sister of Haldar. In time she became leader of the Haladin, one of the Three Houses of the Edain.

[edit] History

In F.A. 312, the Haladin crossed the Blue Mountains, the second group of Men to do so. They settled in Thargelion, the land of the Elf Lord Caranthir. Though they dwelled in Caranthir's land, they did not swear allegiance to him and remained free men. After her father and her twin brother were slain in a raid by Orcs, Haleth became Chieftain of the Haladin. She kept her people alive for seven days while the Orcs laid siege to the encampment, until Caranthir finally arrived with reinforcements. Impressed with her bravery, he offered her a fiefdom in his land and the protection of his soldiers. Haleth, however, was proud and refused his offer.

Haleth instead led her people to the relative safety of the Forest of Brethil in the lands of King Thingol. In exchange for defending the Crossing of Teiglin, King Finrod made use of his friendship with Thingol to allow the Haladin to remain freemen. Years later, when Haleth died, her people raised a monument to her, the Haudh-en-Arwen. While her father had been elected Chief of his people, the Haladin chose to establish a ruling line from the descendants of Haldad. Because Haleth did not marry and had no children, her brother's son Haldan became Chieftain of the Haladin.

The Haladin remained in the Forest of Brethil for the duration of the First Age, and in time were known as the House of Haleth.[1]

[edit] Etymology

The name Haleth has no known meaning. In the language of the Haladin, hal means "chief" or "guard". Sindarin also has the feminine ending -eth.

[edit] Genealogy

F.A. 315 - 375
341 - 420
341 - 375
366 - 451
390 - 471


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Coming of Men into the West"
House of Haleth
Born: F.A. 341 Died: F.A. 420
Preceded by:
Chieftain of the Haladin
F.A. 375 - 420
Followed by: