Cûl Bîn was the southernmost of three peaks (the other two being Dol Tarlang and Cûl Veleg) located in the pass of Tarlang's Neck. The three mountains formed a spur on the southern side of the White Mountains.
According to legend, Cûl Bîn was in origin part of the load of rocks carried by the giant Stiff-neck.
The name Cûl Bîn is glossed as "Little Load", consisting of cûl ("load") and bîn ("small", from pîn).
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings, omitted entry quoted in Wayne G. Hammond, Christina Scull, The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, pp. 536-7
- ↑ "Mountains of Middle-earth: Dol Tarlang, Cûl Veleg & Cûl Bîn" , The Thain's Book (accessed 19 February 2013)