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Sea of Ringil

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The name Ringil refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Ringil (disambiguation).

The Sea of Ringil was a large inland sea, south of the Sea of Helcar.

It may have been created by the fall of the Lamp Ormal, which was said to be atop the tower known as Ringil.

During the tumult of the War for the Sake of the Elves, it grew in size and "became a great sea flowing north-eastward and joining by straights both the Western and Eastern Seas"[1][2] separating the Dark Land from the Great Lands.[3]

Ringil appears only in one of the early maps of Arda.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Shaping of Middle-earth, "V. The Ambarkanta: Of the Fashion of the World", First Ballantine Books Edition, pp. 293-294
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Shaping of Middle-earth, "V. The Ambarkanta: Commentary on the Ambarkanta", First Ballantine Books Edition, p. 305
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Shaping of Middle-earth, "V. The Ambarkanta: Map V"