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|Type||Fortified hill, later island|
|Location||Just west of the Blue Mountains|
Himring was a hill in the northeast of Beleriand, on which was the fortress of Maedhros, eldest of the Sons of Fëanor. After the drowning of Beleriand at the end of the First Age, the peak of Himring remained above the waves.
The fortress of Maedhros
The fortress on Himring was built when the Sons of Fëanor went east after Thingol became aware of the Kinslaying. It was the chief fortress of Maedhros, from which he guarded the northeastern border region that became known as the March of Maedhros.
It stood firm through the Dagor Bragollach, and many survivors from the surrounding regions, including Maedhros' brother Maglor, rallied there. It remained for centuries, until the Nirnaeth Arnoediad; it is not mentioned after that in The Silmarillion as published, but the impression given is that it was forsaken, as the sons of Fëanor would no longer have had the strength to man it, had they chosen to.
After the War of Wrath, when the western lands were flooded, the plains about the hill were drowned and the top of the hill was all that remained of Himring. Left standing as an island, Himring lay off the northwest coast, about twenty-five miles out from the shores of northern Lindon.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Introduction: The Map of Middle-earth"
- ↑ Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (HarperCollinsPublishers 2008), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. lxvii
|Remnants of Drowned Beleriand|
|Isles:||Himring · Tol Fuin · Tol Morwen|
|Mainland:||Lindon · Iron Mountains|