Beleg (King of Arthedain)

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The name Beleg refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Beleg (disambiguation).
Beleg
Arnorian
Biographical Information
TitlesKing of Arthedain
LocationArthedain
LanguageSindarin, Westron
BirthT.A. 811
RuleT.A. 946 - 1029
DeathT.A. 1029 (aged 218)
Family
HouseHouse of Isildur
ParentageAmlaith
ChildrenMallor
Physical Description
GenderMale

Beleg (T.A. 811[1] - T.A. 1029,[2] died aged 218) was the second king of Arthedain.

History

Beleg inherited the throne from his father, the founder of the kingdom, Amlaith of Fornost, in T.A. 946.

Beleg ruled Arthedain for eighty-three years, and was succeeded by his son Mallor upon his death in 1029.[2]

Etymology

Beleg is a Sindarin name. It means "large", "great" or "big",[3] which may be a reference to his stature (although he may simply be named after the famous Elf of the First Age who shared this name, Beleg Strongbow[4]).

Genealogy

 
 
 
 
Eärendur
640 - 861
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Amlaith
726 - 946
 
Kings of
Cardolan
 
Kings of
Rhudaur
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BELEG
811 - 1029
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mallor
895 - 1110
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Celepharn
979 - 1191
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "VII. The Heirs of Elendil", p. 193
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Realms in Exile", "The Northern Line: Heirs of Isildur"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 115 entry S beleg
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Index of Names", entry Beleg
Beleg
House of Isildur
Cadet branch of House of Elros
Born: T.A. 811 Died: T.A. 1029
Preceded by:
Amlaith
10th Heir of Isildur
T.A. 946 - 1029
Followed by:
Mallor
2nd King of Arthedain
T.A. 946 - 1029


The Northern Line and the Heirs of Isildur
Kings of Arnor: Elendil (S.A. 3320 - 3441) · Isildur (S.A. 3441 - T.A. 2) · Valandil (T.A. 2 - 249) · Eldacar (249 - 339) · Arantar (339 - 435) · Tarcil (435 - 515) · Tarondor (515 - 602) · Valandur (602 - 652) · Elendur (652 - 777) · Eärendur (777 - 861)
Kings of Arthedain: Amlaith (861 - 946) · Beleg (946 - 1029) · Mallor (1029 - 1110) · Celepharn (1110 - 1191) · Celebrindor (1191 - 1272) · Malvegil (1272 - 1349) · Argeleb I (1349 - 1356) · Arveleg I (1356 - 1409) · Araphor (1409 - 1589) · Argeleb II (1589 - 1670) · Arvegil (1670 - 1743) · Arveleg II (1743 - 1813) · Araval (1813 - 1891) · Araphant (1891 - 1964) · Arvedui (1964 - 1975) ·
Chieftains of the Dúnedain: Aranarth (1975 - 2106) · Arahael (2106 - 2177) · Aranuir (2177 - 2247) · Aravir (2247 - 2319) · Aragorn I (2319 - 2327) · Araglas (2327 - 2455) · Arahad I (2455 - 2523) · Aragost (2523 - 2588) · Aravorn (2588 - 2654) · Arahad II (2654 - 2719) · Arassuil (2719 - 2784) · Arathorn I (2784 - 2848) · Argonui (2848 - 2912) · Arador (2912 - 2930) · Arathorn II (2930 - 2933) · Aragorn II (2933 - 3019)
Kings of Arnor: Elessar (T.A. 3019 - Fo.A. 120) · Eldarion (Fo.A. 120 onwards)