Behter

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Behter or Bekter (Mongolian: Бэхтэр; ? - 1180) was the son of Yesugei, chief of the Kiyad clan, and an unknown wife. He was also half-brother of Genghis Khan. On the death of Yesugei, Genghis, his mother Hoelun, his siblings and two half-brothers (including Behter) were abandoned by their tribe and left to fend for themselves. Living off the land, they managed to survive, but Behter refused to share his own spoils, instead keeping them for himself, resulting in the 14-year-old Temüjin (Genghis' childhood name) killing Behter to save the family from starvation.[1]

Ancestry[edit]


 
 
 
 
Yesugei Baghatur
 
 
 
 
 
Hoelun
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Belgutei
 
Behter
 
Jöchi Khasar
 
Khajiun
 
Temüge
 
Temüjin (Genghis Khan)
 
Börte
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jochi
 
 
Chagatai
 
 
 
Ögedei
 
 
Tolui

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Emperors of Emperors". California State University, Chico. Archived from the original on 29 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-20.