Three Houses of the Elf-friends

   The faithful Edain of the First Age.
   The descendants of the Men who crossed into Beleriand in the fourth century of the First Age; the three allied Peoples of Bëor, Marach and Haldad, collectively called the Edain.

J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth glossary. . 2003.

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