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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