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For those living in the [[Westlands]], the '''East''' refers to [[Rhûn]] (which name indeed means "east" in [[Sindarin]]) and all the parts of the world beyond.
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For those living in the [[Westlands]], the '''East''' refers to [[Rhûn]] (which name indeed means "east" in [[Sindarin]]) and all unknown lands beyond.
  
The eastern parts of [[Middle-earth]] had two great mountain ranges, the [[Red Mountains|Red]] and [[Yellow Mountains]].
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The eastern parts of [[Middle-earth]] had two great mountain ranges, the [[Red Mountains|Red]] and [[Yellow Mountains]]. Beyond them, Middle-earth ended on the shores of the [[East Sea]].
  
Beyond that not much else is known about the lands or peoples outside the Westlands. [[Cuiviénen]], the lake where the [[Elves]] [[awakening of the Elves|awoke]]; and [[Hildórien]], the origin of [[Men]], were somewhere in the east of Middle-earth. But the stories follow only the [[Eldar]] and the [[Edain]] who migrated [[West]].
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Other than that not much else is known about the lands or peoples outside the Westlands. [[Cuiviénen]], the lake where the [[Elves]] [[awakening of the Elves|awoke]]; and [[Hildórien]], the origin of [[Men]], were somewhere in the east of Middle-earth. Some of the [[Fathers of the Dwarves]] also awoke in the Red Mountains. But the stories follow only the [[Eldar]] and the [[Edain]] who migrated [[West]].
  
The peoples of the East were known as [[Easterlings]], being various tribes of [[Men of Darkness]]. Such tribes were the [[Wainriders]], the [[Balchoth]] and the [[Variags]].
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The [[Men]] living in the East were known as [[Easterlings]], being various tribes of [[Men of Darkness]], such as the [[Wainriders]], the [[Balchoth]] and the [[Variags]]. And the [[Dwarves|Dwarven]] clans of [[Ironfists]], [[Stiffbeards]], [[Blacklocks]] and [[Stonefoots]], occupied the Red Mountains.
  
In the [[Second Age|Second]] or [[Third Age]] the [[Blue Wizards]] went into the East, never to return. [[Saruman]] also visited the East before returning and occupying [[Isengard]]. During the [[Watchful Peace]], [[Sauron]] went to hiding in the East for 400 years and gathered the Easterlings to his service.
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In the [[Second Age|Second]] or [[Third Age]]s the [[Blue Wizards]] went into the East, never to return. [[Saruman]] also visited the East before returning and occupying [[Isengard]]. During the [[Watchful Peace]], [[Sauron]] went to hiding in the East for 400 years and gathered the Easterlings to his service.
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
 
*[[Uttermost East]]
 
*[[Uttermost East]]

Revision as of 07:59, 3 October 2012

For those living in the Westlands, the East refers to Rhûn (which name indeed means "east" in Sindarin) and all unknown lands beyond.

The eastern parts of Middle-earth had two great mountain ranges, the Red and Yellow Mountains. Beyond them, Middle-earth ended on the shores of the East Sea.

Other than that not much else is known about the lands or peoples outside the Westlands. Cuiviénen, the lake where the Elves awoke; and Hildórien, the origin of Men, were somewhere in the east of Middle-earth. Some of the Fathers of the Dwarves also awoke in the Red Mountains. But the stories follow only the Eldar and the Edain who migrated West.

The Men living in the East were known as Easterlings, being various tribes of Men of Darkness, such as the Wainriders, the Balchoth and the Variags. And the Dwarven clans of Ironfists, Stiffbeards, Blacklocks and Stonefoots, occupied the Red Mountains.

In the Second or Third Ages the Blue Wizards went into the East, never to return. Saruman also visited the East before returning and occupying Isengard. During the Watchful Peace, Sauron went to hiding in the East for 400 years and gathered the Easterlings to his service.

See also