Borthand

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Borthand
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
SiblingsBorlad and Borlach
Physical Description
GenderMale
GalleryImages of Borthand

Borthand was one of the sons of Bór.

History[edit]

After following his father into Beleriand, Borthand 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]

An early version of the name, Borthandos, was said to come from a word borth-, unlike his father's and brothers' names, which come from BOR-, "loyal". The meaning of borth- is nowhere mentioned.[3]

Other versions of the legendarium[edit]

In the appendix of The Lost Road it states that Borthand (then called Borthandos) was born in the year 147.[4]

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