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Halmir

Halmir
Adan
Biographical Information
TitlesHalad or Warden of Brethil
LocationBrethil
LanguageMannish dialect
BirthF.A. 390
RuleF.A. 451 - 471
DeathF.A. 471 (aged 81)
Family
HouseHaladin
ParentageHaldan
ChildrenHaldir, Hundar, Hareth, Hiril
Physical Description
GenderMale

Halmir (F.A. 390 - 471) was the son of Haldan and the lord of the People of Halethin Brethil[1] at the time of the Dagor Bragollach ("Battle of Sudden Flame").[2] He was the father of Haldir, Hundar, Hareth and Hiril.

After that battle, and the capture of Minas Tirith, Orcs began to roam unhindered across the lands of West Beleriand. Halmir called on the aid of King Thingol, who sent many stout Sindarin warriors under the command of Beleg to his aid. Together, Halmir and Beleg destroyed a legion of invading Orcs, and gave the southern lands a respite from the defeats in the north.[3]

Halmir joined the Union of Maedhros but died before the next battle. He was succeeded as leader of the Haladin by his son, Haldir.[4]

[edit] Genealogy

 
 
 
 
 
 
Haldan
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
HALMIR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Haldir
 
Hundar
 
Hareth
 
Hiril

[edit] References

  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)", (iii) The Haladin', p. 237
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Index of Names"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Fifth Battle: Nirnaeth Arnoediad"