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Forlindon

Forlindon
Physical Description
TypeRegion
LocationNorth of Gulf of Lune, west of Blue Mountains
RealmsLindon
InhabitantsElves of Lindon

Forlindon was a name for the northern part of Lindon, north of the Gulf of Lune and west of the Blue Mountains. Its one named settlement was Forlond, on the northern shore of the Gulf.[1] Off its northwestern coasts stood the island of Himring, where Maedhros' fortress had once stood.[2]

[edit] History

Prior to the Great Battle the land of Lindon had been part of Ossiriand; afterwards the remnant was called Lindon, split into Forlindon and Harlindon by the newly created Gulf of Lune.[3]

Gil-Galad lived in Forlindon in the Second Age.[4]

[edit] Etymology

The name Forlindon likely means "North Lindon",[5] apparently derived from forn (Sindarin; "right, north") + lindon.[6]

[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 West of Middle-earth at the End of the Third Age" [map]
  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 Second Age"
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Rivers and Beacon-hills of Gondor" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 42, July 2001, p. 30 (note 47)
  6. Compound Sindarin Names in Middle-earth at Tolkiendil.com (accessed 22 October 2011)