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Cûl Veleg

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'''Cûl Veleg''' was the middlemost of three peaks (the other two being [[Dol Tarlang]] and [[Cûl Bîn]]) located in the pass of [[Tarlang's Neck]]. The three mountains formed a spur on the southern side of the [[White Mountains]].
 
'''Cûl Veleg''' was the middlemost of three peaks (the other two being [[Dol Tarlang]] and [[Cûl Bîn]]) 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 Veleg was in origin part of the load of rocks carried by the [[giants|giant]] Stiff-neck.<ref name=N>[[J.R.R. Tolkien]], ''[[Guide to the Names in The Lord of the Rings|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</ref>
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According to legend, Cûl Veleg was in origin part of the load of rocks carried by the [[giants|giant]] [[Tarlang]].<ref name=N>[[J.R.R. Tolkien]], ''[[Guide to the Names in The Lord of the Rings|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</ref>
  
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==

Revision as of 20:11, 20 February 2013

Cûl Veleg was the middlemost of three peaks (the other two being Dol Tarlang and Cûl Bîn) 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 Veleg was in origin part of the load of rocks carried by the giant Tarlang.[1]

Etymology

The name Cûl Veleg is glossed as "Bigload",[1] consisting of cûl ("load") and beleg ("great, mighty").[2]

References

  1. 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
  2. "Mountains of Middle-earth: Dol Tarlang, Cûl Veleg & Cûl Bîn" , The Thain's Book (accessed 19 February 2013)