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Latest revision as of 05:57, 3 September 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]

[edit] Etymology

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

[edit] 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)