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The Taeglin was a river in Beleriand, a tributary of Sirion. It rose in the Ered Wethrin and flowed southeast through Brethil to join Sirion on the borders of Doriath. It had two minor tributaries: Celebros and Malduin.

The river could be forded at the Crossings of the Taeglin, near the western border of Brethil. A road ran through it from Nargothrond to Minas Tirith.

[edit] Etymology

The element taeg means "boundary".[1]

[edit] Other versions of the legendarium

In earlier writings, the river was called Teiglin. As revealed in the The History of Middle-earth series, the rivername should actually have been spelt Taeglin ("Boundary River").[1] This was a relatively late change which was not adopted into the published The Silmarillion, which uses the old name, as does The Children of Húrin.

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Three. The Wanderings of Húrin and Other Writings not forming part of the Quenta Silmarillion: I. The Wanderings of Húrin", pp. 309-10