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The [[White Mountains]] ended their southward bend at the Andrast, and as such it formed an effective barrier to invaders from the north for Gondor. There were no passes over it, so all had to venture around the [[Ras Morthil]].  
 
The [[White Mountains]] ended their southward bend at the Andrast, and as such it formed an effective barrier to invaders from the north for Gondor. There were no passes over it, so all had to venture around the [[Ras Morthil]].  
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''Andrast'' (earlier form ''Angast'') is a [[Sindarin]] name meaning "Long Cape".<ref>{{VT|42a}}, pp. 8-9</ref><ref>{{HM|RC}}, p. lxiv</ref>
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Revision as of 20:08, 21 October 2011

Andrast was a long cape in the south-west of Gondor.

The cape was nominally part of Gondor, but it was not populated by the Númenóreans. At the end of the Third Age, it was believed the area was still populated by tribes of the Drúedain and other hostile men. The Drúedain were notorious for using poisoned arrows.

The Drúadan lands actually extended north along the coast on to the rivers Adorn and Sîr Angren, and were collectively known as Drúwaith Iaur or "Old Púkel land".

The White Mountains ended their southward bend at the Andrast, and as such it formed an effective barrier to invaders from the north for Gondor. There were no passes over it, so all had to venture around the Ras Morthil.

Etymology

Andrast (earlier form Angast) is a Sindarin name meaning "Long Cape".[1][2]

References

  1. 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
  2. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. lxiv