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'''Eregion''' 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 [[Hithaeglir]] ([[Misty Mountains]]). Its capital was [[Ost-in-Edhil]].
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| name = Eregion
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| meaning = Land of Holly
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| type = Lordship
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| headofstate = [[Celeborn]] and [[Galadriel]], [[Celebrimbor]]
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| capital = [[Ost-in-Edhil]]
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| language = [[Sindarin]]
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| location = West of the [[Misty Mountains]], near the Gates of [[Moria]]
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| populace= Mostly [[Noldor|Noldorin]] [[Elves]]
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| formed = The friendship of the Noldor and the [[Dwarves]] of Moria
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| established = {{SA|700}}
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| dissolved = {{SA|1697}}
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'''Eregion''' ([[Sindarin|S]], pron. {{IPA|[eˈreɡjon]}}) or Hollin was a sub-realm of the [[Noldor|Noldorin]] [[Elves]] in [[Eriador]] during the [[Second Age]], located near the [[Walls of Moria]] under the shadow of the [[Misty Mountains|Hithaeglir]] ([[Misty Mountains]]). Its capital was [[Ost-in-Edhil]].
  
Eregion was populated by Ñoldor, 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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The Elves of Eregion lived in harmony with a [[Dwarves|Dwarven]] civilization, trading freely with the their kingdom of [[Khazad-dûm]], or ''Hadhodrond'' in the [[Sindarin|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]]).
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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]]. It was then 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).  
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Sauron returned to Hollin with a vengeance in {{SA|1697|n}}, and despite the assistance of the Dwarves, he [[Sack of Eregion|utterly destroyed]] it, the survivors fleeing to [[Lindon]], Lothlórien, and the refuge of Imladris ([[Rivendell]]).
  
In the [[Third Age]], Eregion was a pleasant but unpopulated land.
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In the [[Third Age]], Eregion was a pleasant but unpopulated land.  
  
Eregion should not be pronounced as in English ''region'': the ''g'' is the ''g'' in ''get'', so a closer pronunciation is eh-REH-gee-on (''io'' is not a diphthong in Elvish).
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==Etymology==
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The name ''Eregion'' is [[Sindarin]] for "Land of Holly"<ref>{{UT|Index}}</ref> (the word ''[[ereg]]'' means "holly").<ref>{{S|Appendix}}, ''ereg''</ref>
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''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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[[Category:Pronounced articles]]
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[[Category:Regions]]
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[[Category:Eriador]]
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[[Category:Sindarin locations]]
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[[Category:Elven realms]]
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[[fr:encyclo/geographie/regions/houssaye]]

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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 sub-realm of the Noldorin Elves in Eriador during the Second Age, located near the Walls of Moria under the shadow of the Hithaeglir (Misty Mountains). Its capital was Ost-in-Edhil.

The Elves of Eregion lived in harmony with a Dwarven civilization, trading freely with the their kingdom of Khazad-dûm, or Hadhodrond in the 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. It was then 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). Sauron returned to Hollin with a vengeance in 1697, and despite the assistance of the Dwarves, he utterly destroyed it, the survivors fleeing 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"[1] (the word ereg means "holly").[2]

Hollin (from hollin-land) is an old form, still used locally, of "holly"; the region abounded in holly-trees.[3]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, Index
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names", ereg
  3. 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