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Crossings of Erui

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Crossings of Erui
Physical Description
TypeFords
LocationGondor
RealmsGondor, Reunited Kingdom
General Information
EventsBattle of the Crossings of Erui

The Crossings of Erui or Ethraid Erui[1] were fords in Gondor.

History

Some fifty miles south of Minas Tirith, the main road to Pelargir crossed the river Erui.[2] In the Kin-Strife of T.A. 1447,[3] Eldacar battled Castamir the Usurper at the crossing. Eldacar won and killed his foe, but many Gondorians fell that day.[4]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "Map of Rohan, Gondor, and Mordor"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion"