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Himlad

Himlad
Region
Matěj Čadil - Aglon.jpg
General Information
LocationEast Beleriand
TypeRegion
DescriptionCold land; a plain lying between the rivers Aros and Celon
Regionsgoverned by Celegorm and Curufin
People and History
InhabitantsNoldor
EventsDagor Bragollach

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

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