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Harlond (Lindon)

This article is about the Elven port in Lindon. For the port of Minas Tirith, see Harlond (Gondor).
Harlond
Harbour
General Information
LocationLindon
TypeHarbour
InhabitantsElves of Lindon

Harlond was a haven of the Elves on the southern shores of the Gulf of Lhûn. It was situated in a small inlet about 150 miles south-west of Mithlond, on the side of Harlindon.[1]

It is told that the fleet of Eärnur, arriving in Lindon during the Angmar War, filled the harbours of Harlond, Forlond, and the Grey Havens.[2]

[edit] Etymology

The Sindarin[3] name Harlond is given the translation "Southhaven".[4] Harlond is apparently composed of harn ("south") + lond ("haven").[5]

The name used by Tolkien on an early map was Harlorn.[6]

[edit] See also

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, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion"
  3. Robert Foster, The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, entry Harlond
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Unfinished index for The Lord of the Rings", in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 513
  5. "Harlond", eldamo.org (accessed 28 April 2017)
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Treason of Isengard, "XV. The First Map of The Lord of the Rings", "Maps I and IA", p. 301