|"Barahir and Emeldir" by Juliana Pinho|
|Other names||the Manhearted|
|Birth||F.A. 406 |
|Death||After F.A. 456 (aged 50+)|
|House||House of Bëor|
|Parentage||Beren (son of Belemir)|
|Siblings||Two unnamed older siblings|
|Children||Beren and Hiril|
|Gallery||Images of Emeldir|
Emeldir the Manhearted (born F.A. 406) was a woman of the House of Bëor in Dorthonion, the wife of Barahir and the mother of Beren Erchamion and Hiril.
Like her husband, Emeldir was also of the House of Bëor through the line of Belen who was the youngest son of Bëor himself.
After the Dagor Bragollach, when Dorthonion was ruined and infested, Emeldir's husband Barahir and her only child and son Beren became outlaws fighting the evil creatures. Emeldir would have preferred to stay with her family to fight, but as the women and children of the First House of the Edain had to flee from their homes, Emeldir finally led them, and after many hardships they reached Brethil. It was because of this bravery, she was known as Emeldir the Man-hearted.
Patrick H. Wynne has suggested that Emeldir possibly consists of Sindarin emel ("mother") + dir ("man"), yielding a hypothetical translation "manly-mother" or "mother with manly courage" (close in meaning to her epithet the Manhearted).
- ↑ 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)", The new genealogies of the Edain, (i) The House of Bëor, p. 232
- ↑ 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, p. 231
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, "Eldarin Hands, Fingers & Numerals and Related Writings — Part Two" (edited by Patrick H. Wynne), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 48, December 2005, pp. 17-8 (note 14)