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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)

Harlond and Forlond

It seems impossible to conclude if Harlond and Forlond were separate settlements from Mithlond or if they are merely names of the northern and southern section of Mithlond. Should we preserve the uncertainty in the article texts, or should we adopt an interpretation? --Morgan 12:05, 19 October 2010 (UTC)

Mallorns in Lindon

CT writes in Unfinished Tales "...later mentions of mallorns in Númenor, Lindon and Lothlórien..." (chapter 1, note 31). Anyone knows to which "later mentions" CT is referring? --Morgan 12:38, 19 October 2010 (UTC)