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Anfauglith

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Anfauglith
Desert
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"Anfauglith" by Peter Xavier Price
General Information
Pronunciationan-fowg-lith
Other namesFormerly known as Ard-galen
LocationSouth of Ered Engrin, west of Ered Luin, north-west of Lothlann, east of Ered Wethrin
TypeDesert
DescriptionLarge, dry, dusty plain
History
CreatedF.A. 455, Dagor Bragollach
GalleryImages of Anfauglith

Anfauglith was the charred desert to the north of Beleriand, created by the fires of Thangorodrim during the Dagor Bragollach ("Battle of Sudden Flame") in F.A. 455. It was originally the green plain of Ard-galen.[1] Anfauglith remained barren until after the Nirnaeth Arnoediad, when one hill, the Haudh-en-Ndengin or "Hill of Slain", again was covered with long green grass.[2]

It was upon Anfauglith that Morgoth assembled his whole power in the War of Wrath yet they were conquered by the hosts of the West.[3]

[edit] Etymology

Anfauglith means "By Gasping Dust" in Sindarin[1] (from an- = "with, by", faug = "thirsty, gasping",[4] and lith = "ash, sand, dust"[5]).

Another name was Dor-nu-Fauglith translated as "Land under Choking Ash"[6]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Fifth Battle: Nirnaeth Arnoediad"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Voyage of Eärendil and the War of Wrath"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names", faug
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names", lith
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin"