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Tol Fuin

Tol Fuin
Island
Didier Willis - Location of Tol Morwen.png
"Location of Tol Morwen" map by Didier Willis
General Information
LocationWest of Forlindon
TypeIsland
History
EventsSinking of Beleriand

Tol Fuin was an island off the coast of Forlindon.

[edit] History

When the waves consumed Beleriand and the regions around it after the War of Wrath, not all of the western lands were lost. The highlands that had been Dorthonion, and came to be called Taur-nu-Fuin, in part survived the inrush of the sea, and remained as an island far off the western coasts of Forlindon.[1][2]

[edit] Etymology

From Sindarin for Dark Isle from tol and fuin.[3]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Treason of Isengard, "The Council of Elrond (1)", pp. 124, 138
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Treason of Isengard, "The First Map of The Lord of the Rings", "Maps I and IA", pp. 301-2
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names"
Remnants of Drowned Beleriand
 Isles:  Himring · Tol Fuin · Tol Morwen
Mainland:  Lindon