In the chapter "Of Turin Turambar" of The Silmarillion it is said of the fact that Queen Melian gives lembas bread to Beleg Strongbow: "In nothing did Melian show greater favour to Túrin than in this gift; for the Eldar had never before allowed Men to use this waybread, and seldom did so again".
However, the article on this site states that Beleg is a Sindarin Elf.
Is he a Man or an Elf?
Noldo vs Sinda[edit source]
Beleg is not a Sinda but he is a Noldo. The only relevant text I could find anything concerning this is when Gwindor meets first Beleg: "Now falling into talk Flinding was overjoyed to have speech with a free Noldo..." (HoME, The Book of Lost Tales, Part Two, Turambar and the Foaloke, p.78; with Flinding is the later Gwindor and the free Noldo is Beleg). --18.104.22.168 19:01, 26 October 2009 (UTC)
- I searched a bit through The Children of Húrin now and couldn't find any reference to his origin. It is mentioned that he was freely hunting near Doriath around the time he meets Túrin and Thingol "thanks" him for defending Doriath, but that doesn't mean much. It would be nice if someone could point out something reliable about his origin. In any case, you might be right. ~~ Þelma 00:14, 27 October 2009 (UTC)
- There has to be a more "recent" source for this. The early HoMe's do not count as canon. -- Ederchil (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 23:21, 31 October 2009 (UTC)
- Whatever canon might be... But Beleg isn't given as Sinda anywhere - not in Silmarillion, not in newer sources: nowhere, at all! So, being the older source the only information and having Beleg as a quite stable character, I assume him to be a Noldo. --22.214.171.124 08:48, 2 November 2009 (UTC)