Silmarillion Character Profile: Haleth

One of the most daunting things about reading The Silmarillion is keeping all of the names straight. I love this, so I want to make it more accessible for the general reader with brief character profiles.

  • Name: Haleth
  • Immediate Family:
    • Father: Haldad
    • Brother: Haldar
  • Home: Beleriand (originally in Thargelion, then Estolad, and finally Brethil, where she died)
  • Claim to fame: She was the only female leader of men during the Wars of Beleriand
  • Why I think she’s interesting: She was extremely proud. After the valour of her people, Caranthir offered to let them stay on his land, but she would take no charity from him. She defied Thingol and dwelt on part of his land; when he gave permission, she accepted it haughtily.

Photo Credit: Alex Ristea

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