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Hills of Evendim

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Hills of Evendim
Physical Description
TypeHills
LocationCentral Eriador, northeast of Bree
RealmsArnor, Reunited Kingdom
InhabitantsElves, Men
DescriptionQuiet land surrounding Lake Evendim
General Information
Other namesEmyn Uial
Etymology"Hills of Dusk"

The Hills of Evendim, or Emyn Uial in Sindarin, were a series of hills in northern Eriador.

The hills began about a hundred Númenórean miles north of the Shire in northern Eriador. At the southern end was the city of Annúminas, the first capital of Arnor, at Lake Evendim. The Baranduin or Brandywine River flowed out of this lake. The river Lhûn also had a tributary beginning in the hills.[1]

[edit] History

After the end of the First Age, Galadriel and Celeborn crossed the Ered Luin and settled in the Hills of Evendim. In this location, sometime between S.A. 350 and 400, their son Amroth was born. However, after the year 700 Galadriel and Celeborn left and established the realm of Eregion.[2]

When the Men of Númenor first returned to Middle-earth, the Hills of Evendim were also populated by Men related to the ancestors of the Edain. The Númenóreans settled nearby, and the hills formed the core of the kingdom of Arnor.[3] After the establishments of the Kingdoms in Exile by Elendil and his sons, the Men of Evendim merged with the Dúnedain, becoming the people of Arnor together with non-Edain Men like the Men of Bree.

In T.A. 1974 the Witch-king of Angmar conquered Arthedain.[4] His victory was short-lived, however, for in 1975 the forces of Círdan and Eärnur of Gondor descended from the Hills of Evendim and on the plain between Nenuial and the North Downs crushed the forces of Angmar.[5]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, "The West of Middle-earth at the End of the Third Age" [map]
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The History of Galadriel and Celeborn", "Concerning Galadriel and Celeborn"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion"