Borlad

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Borlad
Easterling
Helena Stepanova - Bor with his sons.jpg
"Bor with his sons" by Helena Stepanova
Biographical Information
LocationEast Beleriand
AffiliationUnion of Maedhros
BirthFirst Age
DeathF.A. 472
Nirnaeth Arnoediad
Family
ParentageBór
SiblingsBorlach and Borthand
Physical Description
GenderMale
GalleryImages of Borlad

Borlad was one of the sons of Bór.

History[edit]

Borlad, like his father and brothers, entered Beleriand late in the First Age, and entered the service of Maedhros and Maglor.[1] He fought in the Nirnaeth Arnoediad, and was faithful to the Noldor, taking a part in the slaying of Ulfang's sons before he was himself slain.[2]

Genealogy[edit]

 
 
 
 
Bór
d. F.A. 472
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Borlach
d. F.A. 472
 
BORLAD
d. F.A. 472
 
Borthand
d. F.A. 472
 


Etymology[edit]

Early versions of the name were directly tied to the root BOR-, signifying loyalty. The meaning of the second element of the final name has not been explained. The earlier name Borlas contained glass, "joy".[3]

Other versions of the legendarium[edit]

In early versions of the legendarium, he was called Borlas[4] (a name later used for Borlas of Pen-arduin). In the appendix of The Lost Road it states that Borlad (then called Borlas) was born in the year 143.[5]

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