Tolkien Gateway

Calenhad

(Difference between revisions)
m (Added a See Also)
m (Added information)
(One intermediate revision by one user not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
 
'''Calenhad''' was the penultimate [[Warning beacons of Gondor|beacon-hill]] of [[Gondor]], being the sixth from east to west and located to south-east of [[Firien Wood]].
 
'''Calenhad''' was the penultimate [[Warning beacons of Gondor|beacon-hill]] of [[Gondor]], being the sixth from east to west and located to south-east of [[Firien Wood]].
  
Calenhad is described as being a small, green, treeless hill which was slightly slightly bigger and taller than [[Erelas]].<ref name="VT">{{VT|42a}}, pp. 19-20</ref> Calenhad was seldom lit and its lighting during the [[War of the Ring]]<ref name="RK">{{RK|MT}}</ref> indicated great urgency.
+
Calenhad is described as being a small, green, treeless hill which was slightly bigger and taller than [[Erelas]].<ref name="VT">{{VT|42a}}, pp. 19-20</ref> Calenhad was seldom lit and its lighting during the [[War of the Ring]] indicated great urgency.
 +
 
 +
On the night of [[7 March]] {{TA|3019}} [[Gandalf]] and [[Peregrin Took|Pippin]], riding east on [[Shadowfax]], saw the beacons being lit to call for aid from [[Rohan]].<ref>{{RK|MT}}</ref>
  
 
== Etymology ==
 
== Etymology ==
Line 8: Line 10:
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
 
* ''[[Calenhad: A Beacon of Gondor]]'', a [[Middle-earth Role Playing|MERP]] book
 
* ''[[Calenhad: A Beacon of Gondor]]'', a [[Middle-earth Role Playing|MERP]] book
 +
 
{{references}}
 
{{references}}
 
{{beacons}}
 
{{beacons}}
[[Category:Sindarin Locations]]
 
 
[[Category:White Mountains]]
 
[[Category:White Mountains]]
 +
[[Category:Sindarin locations]]
 +
 
[[de:Calenhad]]
 
[[de:Calenhad]]
[[fr:encyclo:geographie:reliefs:montagnes_blanches:calenhad]]
 
 
[[fi:Calenhad]]
 
[[fi:Calenhad]]
 +
[[fr:encyclo:geographie:reliefs:montagnes_blanches:calenhad]]

Revision as of 00:31, 20 October 2012

Calenhad was the penultimate beacon-hill of Gondor, being the sixth from east to west and located to south-east of Firien Wood.

Calenhad is described as being a small, green, treeless hill which was slightly bigger and taller than Erelas.[1] Calenhad was seldom lit and its lighting during the War of the Ring indicated great urgency.

On the night of 7 March T.A. 3019 Gandalf and Pippin, riding east on Shadowfax, saw the beacons being lit to call for aid from Rohan.[2]

Etymology

It is suggested in the Unfinished Tales that Calenhad probably means "green space" from calen "green" and sad (lenited to had) "place, spot".[3] In "The Rivers and Beacon-hills of Gondor" Tolkien suggested that the second element may be sâdh "sward, turf".[1]

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Rivers and Beacon-hills of Gondor" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 42, July 2001, pp. 19-20
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "Minas Tirith"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, Index
Beacons of Gondor
Amon Dîn · Eilenach · Nardol · Erelas · Min-Rimmon · Calenhad · Halifirien