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'''Tarlang's Neck''' was the pass between the main range of the [[White Mountains]] and a long, mountainous spur between the sources of the [[Morthond|Blackroot]] and [[Ciril]] rivers. The pass had a road in it that connected the [[Blackroot Vale]] to the west and the land of [[Lamedon]] to the east.<ref>{{RK|Map}}</ref>
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'''Tarlang's Neck''' the long, mountainous spur of the southern [[White Mountains]], between the sources of the [[Blackroot]] and [[Ciril]] rivers. It thrust out between the [[Blackroot Vale]] to the west and the land of [[Lamedon]] to the east, joining the main range to three peaks.
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This ridge was climbed by a pass which joined [[Erech]] and [[Lamedon]].
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
A local legend among the [[Pre-Númenóreans|indigenous people]] of [[Gondor]] told of [[giants]] and one of them called [[Tarlang]] who tripped and broke his neck. The other giants did not clean up his body, which became incorporated in the land instead. The giant's neck became Tarlang's Neck, his head [[Dol Tarlang]], and the stones he was carrying [[Cûl Veleg]] and [[Cûl Bîn]].<ref>[[J.R.R. Tolkien]], ''[[Guide to the Names in The Lord of the Rings|Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings]]'', omitted entry quoted in [[Wayne G. Hammond]], [[Christina Scull]], ''[[The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion]]'', pp. 536-7</ref>
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Tarlang was the original name of this ridge, but it was later taken as a personal name.<ref name="Nomen">{{HM|N}}, pp. 776-7</ref>
 
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Tarlang's Neck formed part of the route by which [[Aragorn]] and the [[Grey Company]] led the [[Army of the Dead]] on their journey to the relief of [[Minas Tirith]] in the [[War of the Ring]].<ref>{{RK|V2}}</ref>
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==Etymology==
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''Tarlang'' was the original name of this pass, but it was later taken as a personal name.<ref name="Nomen">{{HM|N}}, pp. 776-7</ref>
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*''See also [[Tarlang#Etymology|Tarlang: Etymology]]''
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==Portrayal in adaptations==
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A local legend among the [[Pre-Númenóreans|indigenous people]] of [[Gondor]] told of [[giants]] and one of them called Stiff-neck who tripped and broke his neck. The other giants did not clean up his body, which became incorporated in the land instead. The giant's neck became Tarlang's Neck, his head [[Dol Tarlang]], and the stones he was carrying [[Cûl Veleg]] and [[Cûl Bîn]].<ref>[[J.R.R. Tolkien]], ''[[Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings]]'', omitted entry quoted in [[Wayne G. Hammond]], [[Christina Scull]], ''[[The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion]]'', page 536-7</ref>
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:Tarlang's Neck was a small area between [[Blackroot Vale]] and [[Lamedon]] in Western [[Gondor]].
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Tarlang's Neck formed part of the route by which [[Aragorn]] led the [[Army of the Dead]] on their journey to the relief of [[Minas Tirith]] in the [[War of the Ring]].
 
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