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Cabed-en-Aras

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Revision as of 17:03, 10 January 2011

Cabed-en-Aras
Gorge
Ted Nasmith - Nienor's Despair.jpg
General Information
Other namesCabed Naeramarth
LocationBrethil
TypeGorge
DescriptionDeep gorge, with Teiglin flowing below
RegionsDoriath
People and History
InhabitantsDeer?
EventsLeap of Nienor
GalleryImages of Cabed-en-Aras

Cabed-en-Aras (translated as Leap of the Deer) was a deep gorge near Brethil through which the river Taeglin ran.

Túrin slew Glaurung when the dragon was trying to get over the ravine to attack Brethil. Later both were found by Nienor. As a result of Glaurung's machinations she cast herself down the ravine, which was later named Cabed Naeramarth, the Leap of Dreadful Doom. The spot was later considered haunted, and even animals did not come there.