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[[File:File:Ted Nasmith - At the Cross-roads.jpg|thumb|[[Ted Nasmith]] - At the Cross-roads]]
 
The '''Cross-roads''' where the point in the land of [[Ithilien]] were the road running northward from the [[Harad]] ([[Harad Road]]) was crossed by the east-west road from [[Osgiliath]] to [[Minas Ithil]] (later [[Minas Morgul]]).<ref>{{RK|Map}}</ref>  Although originally built and maintained by the [[Men]] of [[Gondor]], the Cross-roads had effectively fallen under the control of [[Sauron]] at the time of the [[War of the Ring]].  When [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]], [[Samwise Gamgee|Sam]], and [[Gollum]] came to the Cross-roads they were in a belt of trees of vast size.  Next to the road leading to [[Osgiliath]] was a statue of a king which had been befouled by the [[Orcs]].  The head had been knocked off but seeing it gave Frodo hope, for the head was crowned with flowers.<ref>{{TT|IV7}}</ref>
 
The '''Cross-roads''' where the point in the land of [[Ithilien]] were the road running northward from the [[Harad]] ([[Harad Road]]) was crossed by the east-west road from [[Osgiliath]] to [[Minas Ithil]] (later [[Minas Morgul]]).<ref>{{RK|Map}}</ref>  Although originally built and maintained by the [[Men]] of [[Gondor]], the Cross-roads had effectively fallen under the control of [[Sauron]] at the time of the [[War of the Ring]].  When [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]], [[Samwise Gamgee|Sam]], and [[Gollum]] came to the Cross-roads they were in a belt of trees of vast size.  Next to the road leading to [[Osgiliath]] was a statue of a king which had been befouled by the [[Orcs]].  The head had been knocked off but seeing it gave Frodo hope, for the head was crowned with flowers.<ref>{{TT|IV7}}</ref>
  

Revision as of 23:56, 12 July 2012

The Cross-roads where the point in the land of Ithilien were the road running northward from the Harad (Harad Road) was crossed by the east-west road from Osgiliath to Minas Ithil (later Minas Morgul).[1] Although originally built and maintained by the Men of Gondor, the Cross-roads had effectively fallen under the control of Sauron at the time of the War of the Ring. When Frodo, Sam, and Gollum came to the Cross-roads they were in a belt of trees of vast size. Next to the road leading to Osgiliath was a statue of a king which had been befouled by the Orcs. The head had been knocked off but seeing it gave Frodo hope, for the head was crowned with flowers.[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "Map of Rohan, Gondor, and Mordor"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "Journey to the Cross-Roads"