|Birth||F.A. 420 |
|Death||F.A. 460 (aged 40)|
|House||House of Bëor|
|Siblings||Beleth and Belegund|
Baragund (F.A. 420-460) was a descendent of Bëor, and a member of Barahir's Outlaw Band.
History[edit | edit source]
Baragund was the son of Bregolas. He had only one daughter, Morwen, with an unnamed wife. Baragund and his brother Belegund partook in the Dagor Bragollach under the command of their uncle Barahir. They survived, but were beaten back. With Barahir and ten others, they formed a small band and lived as outlaws in Dorthonion, near Tarn Aeluin.
They lived in hiding for some time, until Morgoth's agents captured Gorlim and coerced him into giving the location of their hideaway. Orcs were sent to raid it, and succeeded. Baragund and the outlaws were killed. Only Beren survived, as he had been away on an errand.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
The full meaning of Baragund is unknown. The first element is said to consist of the Exilic Noldorin word bara ("fiery, eager"). The second element could perhaps be gund (cf. Felagund).
Genealogy[edit | edit source]
- ↑ 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)", (i) House of Bëor, p. 231
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Beren and Lúthien"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, Part Three: "The Etymologies", p. 351
|Barahir's Outlaw Band|
|Barahir · Beren · Gildor · Belegund · Baragund · Gorlim · Urthel · Dagnir · Ragnor · Radhruin · Dairuin · Arthad · Hathaldir|