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The Andrath was a defile between the Barrow-downs (to the west) and the South Downs (to the east) in Eriador. Through this narrow way just south of Bree passed the North-South Road (Greenway).[1]

[edit] History

When the Black Riders came up the Greenway in search of the One Ring the Black Captain established a camp at Andrath. From there he sent some Riders out to patrol while he visited the Barrow-downs.[2]

[edit] Etymology

Andrath means "Long Climb",[1] apparently consisting of the Sindarin elements and + rath.[3]

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, Index
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Hunt for the Ring"
  3. Compound Sindarin Names in Middle-earth at (accessed 20 July 2011)