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The '''Ered Wethrin''' ("Mountains of Shadow") was a mountain range in the north of [[Middle-earth]] in the [[First Age]].
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The '''Ered Wethrin''', or the '''Mountains of Shadow''', was a mountain range in the north of [[Middle-earth]] in the [[First Age]].
  
 
In the south, it was an east-west range that divided [[Dor-lómin]] and [[Mithrim]] to the north from [[Beleriand]] to the south, then in the east it curved around to the northwest, forming the boundary of [[Hithlum]]. A line of hills to the southwest formed the southern boundary of [[Nevrast]], while the '''Mountains of Mithrim''' were a northwesterly spur that separated Dor-Lomin from Mithrim.
 
In the south, it was an east-west range that divided [[Dor-lómin]] and [[Mithrim]] to the north from [[Beleriand]] to the south, then in the east it curved around to the northwest, forming the boundary of [[Hithlum]]. A line of hills to the southwest formed the southern boundary of [[Nevrast]], while the '''Mountains of Mithrim''' were a northwesterly spur that separated Dor-Lomin from Mithrim.
  
Several rivers arose in the Ered Wethrin, including [[Narog]], [[Teiglin]], and [[Sirion]]. The easternmost point of the Ered Wethrin reached nearly to the [[Echoriath]], forming a steep-sided valley through which the upper Sirion ran.
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Several rivers arose in the Ered Wethrin, including [[Narog]], [[Teiglin]], and [[Sirion]]. The easternmost point of the Ered Wethrin reached nearly to the [[Echoriath]], forming a steep-sided valley through which the upper Sirion ran.<ref>{{S|Map}}</ref>
  
 
The Ered Wethrin disappeared beneath the waves at the end of the First Age.
 
The Ered Wethrin disappeared beneath the waves at the end of the First Age.
  
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==Etymology==
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''Ered Wethrin'' means "Shadowy Mountains" in [[Sindarin]]. It consists of ''[[ered]]'' ("mountains") and ''[[gwathren|gwethrin]]'' ("shadowy").<ref>[http://www.jrrvf.com/hisweloke/sindar/about.html (Note on the word ''*gwathren'', note 3)] at [http://www.jrrvf.com/hisweloke/ Hiswelokë] (accessed 19 November 2010)</ref>
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Revision as of 04:55, 3 June 2013

This article is about the mountain range of Beleriand. For the mountains of Mordor, see Ephel Dúath.

The Ered Wethrin, or the Mountains of Shadow, was a mountain range in the north of Middle-earth in the First Age.

In the south, it was an east-west range that divided Dor-lómin and Mithrim to the north from Beleriand to the south, then in the east it curved around to the northwest, forming the boundary of Hithlum. A line of hills to the southwest formed the southern boundary of Nevrast, while the Mountains of Mithrim were a northwesterly spur that separated Dor-Lomin from Mithrim.

Several rivers arose in the Ered Wethrin, including Narog, Teiglin, and Sirion. The easternmost point of the Ered Wethrin reached nearly to the Echoriath, forming a steep-sided valley through which the upper Sirion ran.[1]

The Ered Wethrin disappeared beneath the waves at the end of the First Age.

Etymology

Ered Wethrin means "Shadowy Mountains" in Sindarin. It consists of ered ("mountains") and gwethrin ("shadowy").[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Map of Beleriand and the Lands to the North"
  2. (Note on the word *gwathren, note 3) at Hiswelokë (accessed 19 November 2010)