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Dimbar

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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.

History

Dimbar formed a wedge between the Sirion and the Forest of Brethil in the west and the Mindeb and Neldoreth in the east. The main road, which crossed the Sirion at Brithiach, cut Dimbar in half, as the land reached on to the vales og the Crissaegrim.[1]

During a battle with orcs, Huor and Húrin, at a very young age, became lost and desperate in a mist on Dimbar. They were found by Thorondor, and would be the first mortals to see Gondolin.[2]

During the life of Túrin Turambar, Dimbar was overrun by Orcs, and Beleg Strongbow would lead raids against them.[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Of Beleriand and its Realms"
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Of Túrin Turambar"