Emeldir was born sometime in Dorthonion in the early fifth century of the First Age to Beren and his unnamed wife. After the conquest of Dorthonion by the forces of Morgoth after the ruin of Dagor Bragollach (Battle of Sudden Flame) where her husband had stayed becoming an outlaw, she preferred to fight with him to the death but instead was charged with leading the surviving people of the House of Hador to safe havens in Brethil. It was during all this that she gained the title Man-hearted.
- ↑ The Silmarillion: Index
- ↑ The Silmarillion: Quenta Silmarillion, "Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin"