Hareth

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Hareth
Adan
"Hareth, Hurin and Huor" by Juliana Pinho
Biographical Information
LocationBrethil
LanguageHalethian
BirthF.A. 420[1]
Family
HouseHouse of Haleth
ParentageHalmir
SiblingsHaldir, Hundar, and Hiril
SpouseGaldor
ChildrenHúrin and Huor
Physical Description
GenderFemale
GalleryImages of Hareth

Hareth was the elder daughter of Halmir, chieftain of the Haladin, and sister of Haldir, Hundar,[2] and Hiril.[3]

History

In F.A. 436[4] there was a great feast of the Edain, when she and her brother married with two children of Hador of the House of Marach; whereas Hareth married Galdor, Lord of Dor-lómin, her brother married Galdor's sister, Glóredhel.[5]

Hareth bore him two sons, Húrin and Huor.[2]

Disasters such as the Nirnaeth Arnoediad, the death of childless Brandir the Lame by Hareth's grandson Túrin,[6] and the coming of her son Húrin to Brethil, causing the ruin of Obel Halad,[7] resulted to the dwindling and decline of Hareth's people.[8] Fortunately, her union with the House of Hador, kept the lineage of her House alive through her grandson, Tuor.

Etymology

Hareth also appears in Tûr Haretha, the "Ladybarrow", so the name probably means "Lady" in the Haladin tongue.[9]

Robert Foster also suggests that Hareth means "Lady",[4] however the entry erroneously labels the name as Quenya.

Genealogy

Halmir
Haldir
Hundar
HARETH
Galdor
Hiril
Húrin
Huor

Other versions of the legendarium

Halmir's second daughter, Hiril, was a later addition to the family tree of the House of Haleth. Before she was introduced Hareth's name was Hiriel.[10]

References

  1. 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)"
  2. 2.0 2.1 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)", (iii) The Haladin', p. 237
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Three. The Wanderings of Húrin and Other Writings not forming part of the Quenta Silmarillion: I. The Wanderings of Húrin", p. 270
  4. 4.0 4.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part One. The Grey Annals": Note on §161
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin"
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Túrin Turambar"
  7. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Three. The Wanderings of Húrin and Other Writings not forming part of the Quenta Silmarillion: I. The Wanderings of Húrin", pp. 291-4
  8. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "XII. The Problem of Ros", Note 17
  9. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Coming of Men into the West"
  10. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Three. The Wanderings of Húrin and Other Writings not forming part of the Quenta Silmarillion: I. The Wanderings of Húrin", footnote, p. 269