Haleth

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Haleth, leader of the Haladin of Brethil
She was born in 341 of the First Age and was the daughter of Haldad who dwelled in Thargelion. Haleth became the leader of her people when her brother Haldar and her father were slain by Orcs in 375 FA. She moved her people West to Estolad and remained there for a time.

Later, they moved to the forests of Brethil (“Silver Wood”) but the journey caused many hardships and loss. Now Brethil was claimed by Thingol of Doriath but Finrod Felagund was a friend of Thingol and he told him all that had befallen her people. Thingol allowed her people to dwell in Brethil Forest if they guarded the Crossings of Teiglin from Orcs. The People of Haleth were brave and honorable folk. They defeated Orcs from the north during the Dagor Bragollach and kept Brethil safe.

Here Haleth dwelt until her death. Haleth was a women of great heart and strength but never married. After her death in 420 FA, her leadership passed to her brother’s son, Haldan. His son, Halmir (Hareth‘s father), became Lord of the Haladin and was a hero in the Dagor Bragollach. Her people raised a green mound over her burial site and called it Tûr Haretha, the Ladyburrow, or Haudh-en-Arwen in Sindarin.

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