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Thargelion

Thargelion
Region
Matěj Čadil - Dor Caranthir.jpg
"Dor Caranthir" by Matěj Čadil
General Information
Other namesTalath Rhúnen, Dor Caranthir
LocationEast Beleriand, north of Ossiriand and east of the Gelion
TypeRegion
People and History
InhabitantsHaladin, Noldor
EventsBattle of the Gelion-Ascar Stockade
GalleryImages of Thargelion

Thargelion, earlier known as Talath Rhúnen[1] and later known as Dor Caranthir, was a region of Beleriand, east of the river Gelion. It was north of the river Ascar, and therefore not counted as part of Ossiriand.

After the Rebellion of the Noldor this was the land of Caranthir, one of the Sons of Fëanor, and after him it was often called Dor Caranthir, "Caranthir's Land".[2]

The Haladin briefly dwelt here until they were nearly wiped out in an Orc-raid.

[edit] Etymology

Thargelion is a Sindarin name, consisting of thar- ("across, over") and Gelion.[3]

Region of Dor Caranthir
Greater Gelion, March of Maedhros, Himring Maglor's Gap.
Lothlann
Lake Helevorn, Mount Rerir,
Ered Luin
River Gelion, Estolad.
East Beleriand
WindRose3.pngEred Luin.
Eriador
River Gelion,
Sarn Athrad
River Ascar.
Ossiriand
Mount Dolmed

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Beleriand and its Realms"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Beleriand and its Realms", p. 124
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 34