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Andrast

Andrast was a long cape in the south-west of Gondor at the end of the northern arm of the Bay of Belfalas between the rivers Isen and Lefnui.[1][2][3] The White Mountains ended their southward bend at the cape of Andrast.[3]

The cape of Andrast was never occupied by the Númenóreans during the Second Age. At the end of the Third Age, the Men of the Anfalas believed that some of the Drúedain still lived in the mountains of Andrast secretly.[4] The lands of the Drúedain were on the western side of the mountains of Andrast and extended north along the coast on to the river Isen[3], and were collectively known as Drúwaith Iaur or "Old Púkel land"[5] or "Old Púkel-wilderness".[4] After the Battles of the Fords of Isen many Drúedain came out of the caves where they lived in the Drúwaith Iaur and attacked remnants of Saruman's forces that had been driven away to the south.[5] Drúwaith Iaur remained a wilderness at the end of the Third Age and was not inhabited by the Men of Gondor or the Men of Rohan and any of them entered it seldom.[4]

[edit] Etymology

Andrast (earlier form Angast) is a Sindarin name meaning "Long Cape".[6][7][8][9]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The History of Galadriel and Celeborn", "Appendix D: The Port of Lond Daer"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Aldarion and Erendis: The Mariner's Wife", "Notes", note 6
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The West of Middle-earth at the End of the Third Age" [map]
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Drúedain", "Further notes on the Drúedain"
  5. 5.0 5.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Drúedain", "Notes", note 13
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, Index, entry Andrast
  7. J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Rivers and Beacon-hills of Gondor" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 42, July 2001, pp. 8-9
  8. J.R.R. Tolkien, Carl F. Hostetter (ed.), The Nature of Middle-earth, "Part Three. The World, its Lands, and its Inhabitants: XXII. The Rivers and Beacon-hills of Gondor", p. 380
  9. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. lxiv