Behter

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Behter or Bekter (Mongolian: Бэхтэр; ? - 1180) was the son of Yesugei, chief of the Kiyad clan, and a junior wife named Suchigu in some sources and Ko'agjin in others. He was also half-brother of Genghis Khan, then known as Temujin. On the death of Yesugei, Temujin, his mother Hoelun, his siblings and two half-brothers (including Bekter) were abandoned by their tribe and left to fend for themselves. Living off the land, they managed to survive. However, the older half-brothers deprived 14-year-old Temujin and his brother Qasar of their spoils. Temujin and Qasar stalked and killed Bekter. They were scolded by their mother Hoelun for that.[1] Bekter is an Orkhon Turkic word meaning "armor".

Ancestry[edit]


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

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Secret History of the Mongols 75-76, p.22-23. Translated by Francis Woodman Cleaves, 1982.