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: Bëor
- Home: Beleriand, specifically Nargothrond
- Claim to fame: He was the leader of the first Men to enter Beleriand
- Why I think he’s interesting: He was utterly devoted to Finrod Felagund and served the Elf for most of his life. He was so devoted that most know him only as Bëor (“vassal”), not by Balan, his real name.
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