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The name Lindon

A tricky part is the origin of the name Lindon. The Silmarilion says (my emphasis):

"They were clad in green in spring and summer, and the sound of their singing could be heard even across the waters of Gelion; wherefore the Noldor named that country Lindon, the land of music, and the mountains beyond they named Ered Lindon, for they first saw them from Ossiriand." (Chapter 14).

However, JRRT doesn't seem to have been satisfied with this conception, and wrote in the late essay Quendi and Eldar, that: "The country in which most of [the Nandor] settled, they called Lindon" (p. 385), and goes on to explain the etymology and names used by the Sindar and Noldor. IMO, we should use this later idea, as it is more developed, even though it contradicts the published Silmarillion. --Morgan 11:43, 19 October 2010 (UTC)