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[[File:Belfalas 2nd Age.jpg|thumb|The Bay before the [[Drowning of Númenor]].]]
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The '''Bay of Belfalas''', also called the '''windy Bay of Bel''',<ref>{{AB|Down}}</ref><ref name=VT>{{VT|42a}}, p. 15</ref> was a great gulf of the [[Belegaer|Great Sea]] lying to the south of [[Gondor]], within whose waters stood the island of [[Tolfalas]]; the River [[Anduin]] flowed into the Bay.  Directly north of it was the Gondorian region of [[Belfalas]].<ref>{{FR|Map}}</ref>
The '''Bay of Belfalas''' was a great gulf of the [[Belegaer|Great Sea]] lying to the south of [[Gondor]], within whose waters stood the island of [[Tolfalas]]; the River [[Anduin]] flowed into the Bay.  Directly north of it was the Gondorian region of [[Belfalas]].<ref>{{FR|Map}}</ref>
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During the [[Drowning of Númenor]], the Bay of Belfalas was much filled at the east and south, and land upheaved around it. Anduin carved a new path by many [[Mouths of Anduin|mouths]] to the Bay.<ref>{{PM|Second}}</ref>
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During the [[Akallabêth|Drowning of Númenor]], the Bay of Belfalas was much filled at the east and south, and land upheaved around it. Anduin carved a new path by many [[Ethir Anduin|mouths]] to the Bay.<ref>{{PM|Second}}</ref>
  
 
Tolfalas was almost destroyed, and was left at last like a barren and lonely mountain in the water not far from the issue of the River.
 
Tolfalas was almost destroyed, and was left at last like a barren and lonely mountain in the water not far from the issue of the River.
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==Other names==
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In [[Sindarin]], the Bay of Belfalas was called '''''[[Côf]] Belfalas''''', or '''''Côf [[gwaeren]] Bêl''''' ("the windy Bay of Bêl").<ref name=VT/>
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==Etymology==
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The name ''Belfalas'' is composed of [[Mannish]] ''[[bel]]'' + Sindarin ''[[falas]]''.<ref name=VT/>
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Latest revision as of 14:14, 6 July 2015

The Bay of Belfalas, also called the windy Bay of Bel,[1][2] was a great gulf of the Great Sea lying to the south of Gondor, within whose waters stood the island of Tolfalas; the River Anduin flowed into the Bay. Directly north of it was the Gondorian region of Belfalas.[3]

During the Drowning of Númenor, the Bay of Belfalas was much filled at the east and south, and land upheaved around it. Anduin carved a new path by many mouths to the Bay.[4]

Tolfalas was almost destroyed, and was left at last like a barren and lonely mountain in the water not far from the issue of the River.

[edit] Other names

In Sindarin, the Bay of Belfalas was called Côf Belfalas, or Côf gwaeren Bêl ("the windy Bay of Bêl").[2]

[edit] Etymology

The name Belfalas is composed of Mannish bel + Sindarin falas.[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, "The Man in the Moon Came Down Too Soon"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Rivers and Beacon-hills of Gondor" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 42, July 2001, p. 15
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, "The West of Middle-earth at the End of the Third Age" [map]
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Tale of Years of the Second Age"