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: Beren
- Immediate Family:
- Wife: Lúthien Tinúviel
- Son: Dior Aranel
- Home: Beleriand
- Claim to fame: He was the first mortal to marry an immortal Elf, Lúthien. With her help, he stole a jewel from the Morgoth’s crown.
- Why I think he’s interesting: Lúthien was the most beautiful creature to ever walk Middle-earth. Her dad was basically king of Middle-earth. She could have had pretty much anyone she wanted and yet she chose a mortal man. Beren must have been some guy.
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