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Himlad

Matěj Čadil - Aglon.jpg
Himlad
Physical Description
TypeRegion
LocationEast Beleriand
Realmsgoverned by Celegorm and Curufin
InhabitantsNoldor
DescriptionCold land; a plain lying between the rivers Aros and Celon
General Information
EventsDagor Bragollach
ReferencesThe Silmarillion

Himlad was a cold land in East Beleriand, a plain lying between the Rivers Aros and Celon, right below Himring; it communicated with Lothlann through the Pass of Aglon to the north.[1]

During the Siege of Angband it was held by Celegorm and Curufin who guarded the Pass,[2] but they failed at the Dagor Bragollach.[3]

[edit] Etymology

The name comes from him "cool"[4] and lad "plain".[5]

Region of Himlad
Dorthonion Pass of Aglon, Ladros Himring, March of Maedhros, Lothlann
Ered Gorgoroth and Nan Dungortheb, Dor Dínen WindRose3.pngLittle and Greater Gelion, Mount Rerir, Lake Helevorn
Doriath - Forest of Neldoreth, Forest of Region, Menegroth Nan Elmoth, Estolad Thargelion

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Map of Beleriand and the Lands to the North"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Maeglin"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names", him
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names", lad