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| etymology=[[S.]] ''[[ardh]]'' "region" + ''[[celin]]'' "green"
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| location=South of [[Ered Engrin]], west of [[Ered Luin]], north of [[Lothlann]]
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| location=South of [[Ered Engrin]], west of [[Ered Luin]], northwest of [[Lothlann]], east of [[Ered Wethrin]]
 
| inhabitants=Possibly [[Nandor]]
 
| inhabitants=Possibly [[Nandor]]
 
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| description=Enormous green plain
 
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'''Ard-galen''' ([[Sindarin|S]]. ''[[ardh]]'' "region" + ''[[celin]]'' "green"), later ''[[Anfauglith]]'', was the wide green plain that lay north of the highlands of [[Dorthonion]] and south of [[Morgoth]]'s fortress of [[Angband]] in the [[Iron Mountains]], in the [[First Age]].
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'''Ard-galen''' ([[Sindarin|S]]. ''[[ardh]]'' "region" + ''[[celin]]'' "green"), later ''[[Anfauglith]]'', was the wide green plain that lay north of the highlands of [[Dorthonion]] and south of [[Morgoth]]'s fortress of [[Angband]] in the [[Iron Mountains]], in the [[First Age]].<ref>{{S|Map}}</ref>
  
In the first days after the rising of the [[Sun]], Ard-galen was a green plain with rich grass, reaching from [[Hithlum]] and the [[Ered Wethrin]] in the west to the [[Ered Luin]] in the east, and rising into highlands of [[Dorthonion]] in the south.  But the plain was laid waste by rivers of flame and poisonous gases in the [[Dagor Bragollach]] and renamed [[Anfauglith]] ("Gasping Dust").
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==History==
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In the first days after the rising of the [[Sun]], Ard-galen was a green plain with rich grass, reaching from [[Hithlum]] and the [[Ered Wethrin]] in the west to the [[Ered Luin]] in the east, and rising into highlands of [[Dorthonion]] in the south.
  
The battle of [[Nirnaeth Arnoediad]] was fought in the plain, and the dead piled up in a hill in the midst of the plain, named ''[[Haudh-en-Ndengin]]'', the [[Hill of Slain]], by the [[Elves]], and ''[[Haudh-en-Nirnaeth]]'', the [[Hill of Tears]], and grass grew again upon the hill and nowhere else in [[Anfauglith]].
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In the aftermath of the [[Dagor-nuin-Giliath]], the Battle-under-Stars that was fought when the Host of [[Fëanor]] was attacked in [[Mithrim]], the fleeing [[Orcs]] were hunted over the mountains and into the plain of Ard-galen.  The Orcs were driven into the [[Fen of Serech]] and few escaped to return to Angband.<ref name="Return">{{S|Return}}</ref>  Thereafter Ard-galen would be the site of many battles.
  
Like the other lands around it, [[Anfauglith]] sank beneath the waves after the [[War of Wrath]] at the end of the First Age.
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The next clash that occurred upon Ard-galen was the [[Dagor Aglareb]], the Glorious Battle in which Morgoth suddenly sent forth a host of Orcs to try the strength of the [[Elves]].  As the Orcs assaulted Dorthonion the armies of [[Fingolfin]] and [[Maedhros]] struck both their flanks.  Again the Orcs were routed as the Elves pursued them across Ard-galen to the very gates of Angband, and none of the enemy’s soldiers survived.<ref name="Return"/>
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The plain of Ard-galen was laid waste by rivers of flame and poisonous gases at the beginning of the [[Dagor Bragollach]].  Thereafter a desolate waste, it was renamed [[Anfauglith]] ("Gasping Dust").<ref>{{S|Fingolfin}}</ref>
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The battle of [[Nirnaeth Arnoediad]] was fought in the plain, and the dead piled up in a hill in the midst of the plain, named ''[[Haudh-en-Ndengin]]'', the [[Hill of Slain]], by the [[Elves]], and ''[[Haudh-en-Nirnaeth]]'', the [[Hill of Tears]], and grass grew again upon the hill and nowhere else in [[Anfauglith]].<ref>{{S|Fifth}}</ref>
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Like the other lands around it, [[Anfauglith]] sank beneath the waves after the [[War of Wrath]] at the end of the First Age.<ref>{{S|Earendil}}</ref>
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Ard-galen
Physical Description
TypePlain
LocationSouth of Ered Engrin, west of Ered Luin, northwest of Lothlann, east of Ered Wethrin
InhabitantsPossibly Nandor
DescriptionEnormous green plain
General Information
Other namesLater Anfauglith and Dor-nu-Fauglith
EtymologyS. ardh "region" + celin "green"
EventsDagor Bragollach

Ard-galen (S. ardh "region" + celin "green"), later Anfauglith, was the wide green plain that lay north of the highlands of Dorthonion and south of Morgoth's fortress of Angband in the Iron Mountains, in the First Age.[1]

History

In the first days after the rising of the Sun, Ard-galen was a green plain with rich grass, reaching from Hithlum and the Ered Wethrin in the west to the Ered Luin in the east, and rising into highlands of Dorthonion in the south.

In the aftermath of the Dagor-nuin-Giliath, the Battle-under-Stars that was fought when the Host of Fëanor was attacked in Mithrim, the fleeing Orcs were hunted over the mountains and into the plain of Ard-galen. The Orcs were driven into the Fen of Serech and few escaped to return to Angband.[2] Thereafter Ard-galen would be the site of many battles.

The next clash that occurred upon Ard-galen was the Dagor Aglareb, the Glorious Battle in which Morgoth suddenly sent forth a host of Orcs to try the strength of the Elves. As the Orcs assaulted Dorthonion the armies of Fingolfin and Maedhros struck both their flanks. Again the Orcs were routed as the Elves pursued them across Ard-galen to the very gates of Angband, and none of the enemy’s soldiers survived.[2]

The plain of Ard-galen was laid waste by rivers of flame and poisonous gases at the beginning of the Dagor Bragollach. Thereafter a desolate waste, it was renamed Anfauglith ("Gasping Dust").[3]

The battle of Nirnaeth Arnoediad was fought in the plain, and the dead piled up in a hill in the midst of the plain, named Haudh-en-Ndengin, the Hill of Slain, by the Elves, and Haudh-en-Nirnaeth, the Hill of Tears, and grass grew again upon the hill and nowhere else in Anfauglith.[4]

Like the other lands around it, Anfauglith sank beneath the waves after the War of Wrath at the end of the First Age.[5]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Map of Beleriand and the Lands to the North"
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Return of the Noldor"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Fifth Battle: Nirnaeth Arnoediad"
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Voyage of Eärendil and the War of Wrath"