|Adanel (right) in "Adanel the Wise" by Juliana Pinho|
|Location||Estolad; Hithlum;[source?] Dorthonion[source?]|
|Birth||F.A. 339 |
|Death||unknown (aged 35+) |
|House||House of Marach|
|Parentage||Malach Aradan & Zimrahin Meldis|
|Spouse||Belemir of the House of Bëor|
|Gallery||Images of Adanel|
Adanel (born F.A. 339) was a Wise-woman from the House of Marach, the only daughter and eldest child of Malach Aradan and Zimrahin Meldis, and elder sister of Magor her only brother; also, she was the grand-daughter of Marach himself.
Adanel was alive in the time when the folk of Hador were in Estolad with the House of Bëor, and she married Belemir of that House. She became the mother of Beren, who was the grandfather of his great and renowned namesake grandson, Beren Erchamion.
The Wise of the People of Marach were the only Men to preserve the tale of their original sin, according to which, after their awakening, some Men chose to worship Melkor instead of Eru. Adanel told this tale to her niece, Andreth, who also became a Wise-woman of the Bëorians.
Other versions of the legendarium
Originally Hador Lórindol was the leader who led the people of the third house of the Edain across the Ered Luin into Beleriand and Adanel was his sister. When the House of Hador genealogy was changed so that Marach was the first leader then Adanel became the great-aunt of Hador.
There were two versions of the genealogical table for the House of Hador. In the first version of the table there was a note that Beren, son of Belemir and Adanel, was their fifth child. In the second version there was no reference to these other children. The section of the second version shown above shows only the first Beren although the other children may have existed.
- 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)", Commentary, (ii) The House of Hador
- J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Morgoth's Ring, "Part Four. Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth: Author's Notes on the 'Commentary'", Note 11
- J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Morgoth's Ring, "Part Four. Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth: 'The Debate of Finrod and Andreth'"