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Ettandales was cold frozen land north of Rivendell.It was inhabited by Trolls  
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The '''Ettendales''' were a cold land north of [[Rivendell]], inhabited by [[Trolls]].<ref>{{FR|Flight}}</ref> The region, located within the [[Ettenmoors]], consisted of valleys that extended up into the foothills of the [[Misty Mountains]].<ref>{{HM|UI}}, p. 188</ref>
  
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==Etymology==
  
Another name for land of highlands and valleys otherwise known as Ettenmoors or the Coldfells.These were cold lands far to the north of Rivendell and little known to any but the Trolls that inhabited them. Aragorn's grandfather Arador had ventured into these hills and dales but he was captured and killed by the Snow-trolls that lurked there.
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''Ettendales'' was "meant to be a [[Westron|Common Speech]] (not [[Elvish]]) name", containing the "obsolete element ''eten'' ('troll, [[Ogres|ogre]]')".<ref>{{HM|N}}, p. 770</ref>
  
Ettendales are literally 'giant-valleys'.It's unclear how literally 'giants' are meant and this may simply be a reference to the Trolls we know lived in this region.On the other hand this may be a hint that the Ettendales are home to the actual Giants.
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==See also==
'etten'- comes from Old English eoten meaning Giant.
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http://www.glyphweb.com/arda/c/coldfells.html
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*[[Coldfells]]
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[[Category:Eriador]]
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[[Category:Regions]]
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[[Category:Valleys]]
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[[fi:Jättilaaksot]]

Latest revision as of 22:11, 27 October 2012

The Ettendales were a cold land north of Rivendell, inhabited by Trolls.[1] The region, located within the Ettenmoors, consisted of valleys that extended up into the foothills of the Misty Mountains.[2]

[edit] Etymology

Ettendales was "meant to be a Common Speech (not Elvish) name", containing the "obsolete element eten ('troll, ogre')".[3]

[edit] See also

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "Flight to the Ford"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Unfinished index for The Lord of the Rings", in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 188
  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. 770