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'''Dimbar''' is an empty land in the north of [[Beleriand]], lying between the Forests of [[Brethil]] in the west and [[Neldoreth]] in the east.
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'''Dimbar''' was an empty land in [[Beleriand]].
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==Geography==
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Dimbar formed a wedge between the [[Sirion]] and the [[Forest of Brethil]] in the west and the [[Mindeb]] and [[Neldoreth]] in the east (and [[Nan Dungortheb]] in the northeast). The main road, which crossed the Sirion at [[Brithiach]] to [[Himring]], cut Dimbar in half; to the north of the road the land climbed to the vales of the [[Crissaegrim]].<ref>{{S|Map}}</ref>
  
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No settlements or inhabitants were mentioned in Dimbar.<ref>[[Robert Foster]], ''[[The Complete Guide to Middle-earth]]'', entry "Dimbar"</ref>
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==History==
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During a battle with [[orcs]], [[Huor]] and [[Húrin]], at a very young age,  became lost and desperate in a mist in Dimbar. They were found by [[Thorondor]], and would be the first mortals to see [[Gondolin]].<ref>{{S|Fingolfin}}</ref>
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After then [[Nirnaeth Arnoediad]], [[Orcs]] from [[Taur-nu-Fuin]] built a road through [[Anach]] and the land was overrun by Orcs. [[Túrin|Túrin Turambar]] and [[Beleg|Beleg Strongbow]] would lead raids against them.<ref>{{S|Turin}}</ref>
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After [[Morgoth]] had freed [[Húrin]] he came to the land of Dimbar.  There he stood before the silent cliffs of the [[Echoriath]] and cried out for [[Turgon]] to hear him.  But Húrin had been followed and was heard, and his words told Morgoth where Turgon dwelt.<ref>{{S|Doriath}}</ref>
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Latest revision as of 11:02, 31 January 2013

Dimbar
Physical Description
TypeLand
LocationBetween Sirion and Mindeb, south of Crissaegrim
Inhabitantsnone/orcs
General Information
EtymologyS. dim "sad" + -mbar "dwellingplace, home"

Dimbar was an empty land in Beleriand.

[edit] Geography

Dimbar formed a wedge between the Sirion and the Forest of Brethil in the west and the Mindeb and Neldoreth in the east (and Nan Dungortheb in the northeast). The main road, which crossed the Sirion at Brithiach to Himring, cut Dimbar in half; to the north of the road the land climbed to the vales of the Crissaegrim.[1]

No settlements or inhabitants were mentioned in Dimbar.[2]

[edit] History

During a battle with orcs, Huor and Húrin, at a very young age, became lost and desperate in a mist in Dimbar. They were found by Thorondor, and would be the first mortals to see Gondolin.[3]

After then Nirnaeth Arnoediad, Orcs from Taur-nu-Fuin built a road through Anach and the land was overrun by Orcs. Túrin Turambar and Beleg Strongbow would lead raids against them.[4]

After Morgoth had freed Húrin he came to the land of Dimbar. There he stood before the silent cliffs of the Echoriath and cried out for Turgon to hear him. But Húrin had been followed and was heard, and his words told Morgoth where Turgon dwelt.[5]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Map of Beleriand and the Lands to the North"
  2. Robert Foster, The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, entry "Dimbar"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Túrin Turambar"
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Ruin of Doriath"