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The Edain: The Men of Light - Tolkien's Mythology


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The Edain: The Men of Light - Tolkien's Mythology

"As the Elves were sundered following their awakening, so too were the race of Men. This video explores one branch of the race of Men; the Edain. What distinguishes them from other groups? Who exactly are the Folk of Bëor, Haleth, and Hador? What role did the Edain play in the First Age of Middle-earth and beyond? ► Chapters: 0:00 - Introduction 1:26 - The Edain: The Men of Light 2:17 - Etymology & Definition 5:01 - The House of Bëor 7:45 - The House of Haleth 10:44 - The House of Hador 14:22 - Númenor: The First Age Legacy 16:29 - Artist Credits/Recommendations/Outro' from video introduction


"They were eager of mind, cunning-handed, swift in understanding, long in memory, and they were moved sooner to pity than to laughter."― Quenta Silmarillion, "Of the Coming of Men into the West"

"The House of Bëor, also known as the First House of the Edain, was the name given to the first of the three Houses of the Edain to cross the Ered Luin into Beleriand after travelling west, driven forth by the terrors wrought by Morgoth in the east. From the House of Bëor would come many famous lords and heroes, most notably Beren Erchamion who claimed a Silmaril from Morgoth's Iron Crown.

The followers of Bëor and his descendants would become the Bëorians, Men of Dorthonion, and the People of Bëor..." from House of Bëor



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