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'''Aeluin''', sometimes referred to as '''Tarn Aeluin''', was a clear blue mountain lake in the highlands of [[Dorthonion]], said to have been hallowed by [[Melian]] the [[Maiar|Maia]].  
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'''Aeluin''', sometimes referred to as '''Tarn Aeluin''',<ref name="Beren">{{S|Beren}}</ref> was a clear blue mountain lake in the highlands of [[Dorthonion]], southwest of [[Ladros]].<ref>{{S|Map}}</ref>  It was said to have been hallowed by [[Melian]] the [[Maiar|Maia]].<ref name="Beren"/>
  
There [[Aegnor]] saw the reflection of [[Andreth]] and fell in love with her.
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There [[Aegnor]] saw the reflection of [[Andreth]] and fell in love with her.<ref name=MR>{{MR|P4}}, p. 325</ref>
  
The [[Barahir's Outlaw Band|outlaws]] of [[Barahir son of Bregor|Barahir]] hid from [[Morgoth]]'s forces after the [[Dagor Bragollach]].
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[[Barahir's Outlaw Band]] hid from [[Morgoth]]'s forces after the [[Dagor Bragollach]] and made their lair at Aeluin.  There they remained hidden until betrayed by [[Gorlim]].<ref name="Beren"/>
  
 
== Etymology ==
 
== Etymology ==
 
Aeluin means "Blue Lake" in [[Sindarin]] (from ''[[ael]]'' = "lake, pool" and ''[[luin]]'' = "blue"). Tarn is an archaic English word meaning "mountain lake".
 
Aeluin means "Blue Lake" in [[Sindarin]] (from ''[[ael]]'' = "lake, pool" and ''[[luin]]'' = "blue"). Tarn is an archaic English word meaning "mountain lake".
  
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Ted Nasmith - At Tarn Aeluin.jpg
Aeluin
Physical Description
TypeLake
LocationEastern Dorthonion, southwest of Ladros
InhabitantsBarahir's outlaws
DescriptionA lake of clear waters with wild heaths about it
General Information
Other namesTarn Aeluin

Aeluin, sometimes referred to as Tarn Aeluin,[1] was a clear blue mountain lake in the highlands of Dorthonion, southwest of Ladros.[2] It was said to have been hallowed by Melian the Maia.[1]

There Aegnor saw the reflection of Andreth and fell in love with her.[3]

Barahir's Outlaw Band hid from Morgoth's forces after the Dagor Bragollach and made their lair at Aeluin. There they remained hidden until betrayed by Gorlim.[1]

[edit] Etymology

Aeluin means "Blue Lake" in Sindarin (from ael = "lake, pool" and luin = "blue"). Tarn is an archaic English word meaning "mountain lake".

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Beren and Lúthien"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Map of Beleriand and the Lands to the North"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Morgoth's Ring, "Part Four. Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth", p. 325