Boron

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Boron
Adan
Boron (right) in "Baran and his sons Baranor and Boron" by Juliana Pinho
Biographical Information
TitlesHead of the House of Bëor
LocationEstolad
BirthF.A. 315
RuleF.A. 380-408
DeathF.A. 408 (aged 93)
Family
HouseHouse of Bëor
ParentageBaran
SiblingsBaranor
ChildrenBoromir and Belegor
Physical Description
GenderMale
GalleryImages of Boron

Boron (F.A. 315-408[1]) was the third head of the House of Bëor.

History

Boron was the son of Baran and grandson of Bëor the Old, and inherited the title of family head after his father's death in 380. He had two sons, Boromir and Belegor, the eldest of which inherited his title and also became the first Lord of Ladros.[1]

Etymology

Boron is a word in Old Noldorin and Ilkorin for "Steadfast, trusty man, faithful vassal".[2]

Genealogy

Bëor
262 - 355
Baran
289 - 380
Belen
b. 292
BORON
315 - 408
Baranor
b. 317
Beldir
b. 316
Boromir
338 - 432
Belegor
b. 340
Bereg
b. 340
Belemir
b. 339
Bregor
359 - 448
Andreth
361 - 455
Beril
b. 365
Beren
b. 374
Beren
432 - 503

Other versions of the legendarium

In the The Grey Annals, created in the 1930s,[3] Bëor was followed by his sons Bregolas and Barahir. After publication of The Lord of the Rings a new genealogy for the House of Bëor was made in the 1950s and at that time four generations (Baran, Boron, Boromir, and Bregor) were inserted after Bëor, with Bregor the father of Bregolas and Barahir.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 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) The House of Bëor
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, Part Three: "The Etymologies", root BOR-
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part One. The Grey Annals", p, 3
Boron
House of Bëor
Born: F.A. 315 Died: F.A. 408
Preceded by:
Baran
3rd Head of the House of Bëor
F.A. 380 - 408
Followed by:
Boromir