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'''Eregion''' ([[Sindarin|S]], pron. {{IPA|[eˈreɡjon]}}) or [[Hollin]] was a kingdom of the [[Noldor|Noldorin]] [[Elves]] in [[Eriador]] during the [[Second Age]], located near the West Gate of [[Khazad-dûm]] under the shadow of the [[Misty Mountains|Hithaeglir]] ([[Misty Mountains]]). Its capital was [[Ost-in-Edhil]]. The name is [[Sindarin]] for "Land of Holly".
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'''Eregion''' ([[Sindarin|S]], pron. {{IPA|[eˈreɡjon]}}) or Hollin was a kingdom of the [[Noldor|Noldorin]] [[Elves]] in [[Eriador]] during the [[Second Age]], located near the West Gate of [[Khazad-dûm]] under the shadow of the [[Misty Mountains|Hithaeglir]] ([[Misty Mountains]]). Its capital was [[Ost-in-Edhil]].
  
 
Eregion was populated by Noldor, and for a while ruled by [[Galadriel]] and [[Celeborn]], until they left for [[Lothlórien]] on the other side of the [[Misty Mountains]]. The Elves of Eregion lived in harmony with a [[Dwarves|Dwarven]] civilization, trading freely with the Dwarven kingdom of [[Khazad-dûm]], or ''Hadhodrond'' in the [[Sindarin|Elven tongue]].
 
Eregion was populated by Noldor, and for a while ruled by [[Galadriel]] and [[Celeborn]], until they left for [[Lothlórien]] on the other side of the [[Misty Mountains]]. The Elves of Eregion lived in harmony with a [[Dwarves|Dwarven]] civilization, trading freely with the Dwarven kingdom of [[Khazad-dûm]], or ''Hadhodrond'' in the [[Sindarin|Elven tongue]].
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==Etymology==
 
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The name comes from the great holly trees that grew there.
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The name ''Eregion'' is [[Sindarin]] for "Land of Holly".{{fact}}
  
 
''Hollin'' (from ''hollin-land'') is an old form, still used locally, of "holly"; the region abounded in holly-trees.<ref>{{HM|N}}, p. 772</ref>
 
''Hollin'' (from ''hollin-land'') is an old form, still used locally, of "holly"; the region abounded in holly-trees.<ref>{{HM|N}}, p. 772</ref>

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Eregion
EtymologyLand of Holly
GovernmentLordship
Head of StateCeleborn and Galadriel, Celebrimbor
Societal information
CapitalOst-in-Edhil
LanguageSindarin
LocationWest of the Misty Mountains, near the Gates of Moria
PopulaceMostly Noldorin Elves
Historical information
Formed fromThe friendship of the Noldor and the Dwarves of Moria
EstablishmentS.A. 700
DissolutionS.A. 1697

Eregion (S, pron. [eˈreɡjon]) or Hollin was a kingdom of the Noldorin Elves in Eriador during the Second Age, located near the West Gate of Khazad-dûm under the shadow of the Hithaeglir (Misty Mountains). Its capital was Ost-in-Edhil.

Eregion was populated by Noldor, and for a while ruled by Galadriel and Celeborn, until they left for Lothlórien on the other side of the Misty Mountains. The Elves of Eregion lived in harmony with a Dwarven civilization, trading freely with the Dwarven kingdom of Khazad-dûm, or Hadhodrond in the Elven tongue.

After Galadriel and Celeborn had left, Eregion was ruled by Celebrimbor, a descendant of Fëanor. Under his rule the Elves of Eregion became friends with Annatar, Lord of Gifts, and created the Rings of Power. When Annatar was revealed as the Dark Lord Sauron the Elves of Eregion tried to keep the Rings from falling in Sauron's hands, but only managed to rescue Vilya, Narya, and Nenya (the Three Rings of the Elves). Eregion was utterly destroyed, and its survivors fled to Lindon, Lothlórien, and the refuge of Imladris (Rivendell).

In the Third Age, Eregion was a pleasant but unpopulated land.

Etymology

The name Eregion is Sindarin for "Land of Holly".[source?]

Hollin (from hollin-land) is an old form, still used locally, of "holly"; the region abounded in holly-trees.[1]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings" in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 772