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That part of the realm of [[Rohan]] and west of [[Anórien]] in [[Gondor]]. Bounded by the [[Mering Stream]], the [[Entwash]] and [[Snowbourn]] River at the west, it was near the location of the city of [[Edoras]], and bordered [[Westfold]].
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'''Eastfold''' was a part of the realm of [[Rohan]]. Bounded by the [[Mering Stream]], the [[Entwash]] and [[Snowbourn]] River at the west, it was near the location of the city of [[Edoras]], and bordered [[Westfold]]. Eastfold laid to the west of [[Anórien]] in [[Gondor]].<ref>{{RK|Map}}</ref>
  
The term '''East Dales''' probably refers to the northern slopes and valleys of the [[White Mountains]] east of the [[Folde]]
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A similar name, the '''East Dales''', are mentioned when it is told how the [[Rohirrim]] who had fallen in the [[Battle of the Hornburg]] were buried in two mounds; "those of the [[Westfold]] in one and those from the East Dales in another."<ref>{{TT|III8}}</ref> It has been suggested that the name is obviously a synonym for Eastfold.<ref>{{HM|RC}}, pg. 419</ref> The term East Dales perhaps referred to the northern slopes and valleys of the [[White Mountains]] east of the [[Folde]].{{fact}}
 
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==East Dales==
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East Dales are mentioned when it is told how the [[Rohirrim]] who had fallen in the [[Battle of the Hornburg]] were buried in two mounds; "those of the [[Westfold]] in one and those from the East Dales in another."<ref>{{TT|III8}}</ref>
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[[Wayne G. Hammond]] and [[Christina Scull]] explain the name is obviously a synonym for Eastfold<ref>[[The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion]], pg. 419</ref>
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Latest revision as of 05:52, 19 February 2012

Eastfold
Physical Description
TypeRegion
LocationEastern Rohan
RealmsRohan
InhabitantsMen (Rohirrim)

Eastfold was a part of the realm of Rohan. Bounded by the Mering Stream, the Entwash and Snowbourn River at the west, it was near the location of the city of Edoras, and bordered Westfold. Eastfold laid to the west of Anórien in Gondor.[1]

A similar name, the East Dales, are mentioned when it is told how the Rohirrim who had fallen in the Battle of the Hornburg were buried in two mounds; "those of the Westfold in one and those from the East Dales in another."[2] It has been suggested that the name is obviously a synonym for Eastfold.[3] The term East Dales perhaps referred to the northern slopes and valleys of the White Mountains east of the Folde.[source?]

[edit] 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, "The Road to Isengard"
  3. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, pg. 419