|Founded||1P20 (28 AL)|
|Holds||Benden, Bitra, Lemos|
|Etymology of Name||Paul Benden|
Benden Weyr was founded by M'hall and Torene in the middle of the First Pass. Benden was the only occupied Weyr during the Second Long Interval. It was also the source of the cure for the Dragons' Plague in the Third Pass.
Benden Weyr was named after Paul Benden, the first leader of the Pern colony, and only person to have any true power over the entire planet, though F'lar and Lessa had effective planetary control at the start of the Ninth Pass.