This article refers to the outlaws. For other namesakes, see Barahir (disambiguation).

Barahir's Outlaws were a band of Men led by Barahir that roamed Dorthonion after the Dagor Bragollach in FA 455, defying the will of Morgoth and Sauron.


After saving the life of Finrod Felagund at the Dagor Bragollach, Barahir refused to surrender or submit to the forces of the enemy and returned to Dorthonion. There, from a camp set up near the hidden lake of Tarn Aeluin he and his men lived as outlaws, Barahir and his twelve outlaw-men harried those who would seek to undo all that was good in Dorthonion. The outlaw band consisted of Barahir, his son Beren the One-handed, his nephews Baragund the elder and Belegund the younger, and nine other outlaw members.

However, after many years of hardship, the number of the outlaw members began to dwindle; some grew disillusioned with their precarious situation, among them Gorlim the Unhappy. For Gorlim longed for his wife Eilinel, who was found to be missing after his return from the Dagor Bragollach. Taken captive after a raid by the enemy, Gorlim's nerve failed and he revealed the location of the outlaw band to Sauron in exchange for the return of his wife. Thus, the location of the hideout was revealed to the enemy and all were slain, save for Beren, Barahir's son.[1][2]


Translations around the world

Foreign Language Translated name
Azerbaijani Barahirın Quldurlar
Croatian Barahirovi Odmetnici
Czech Barahirova Psanci
Finnish Barahirin rosvot
Georgian ბარჰირის ბანდიტები
German Barahirs Bande
Italian Fuorilegge di Barahir
Norwegian Barahirs Fredløse
Russian Изгои Барахира
Spanish Forajidos de Barahir
Turkish Barahir'un Haydutlar


  1. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XIX: "Of Beren and Lúthien"
  2. The Complete Guide to Middle-earth

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