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After the end of the [[First Age]], the land of [[Lindon]], west of the [[Blue Mountains]], was divided by the great [[Gulf of Lhûn]]. The greater northern part was named '''Forlindon''', which means no more than 'North-Lindon' in the [[Elven-tongue]]. On its southern shores was the haven of [[Forlond]], while off its northwestern coasts stood the island of [[Himling]], where [[Maedhros]]' fortress had once stood.
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'''Forlindon''' was a name for the northern part of [[Lindon]], north of the [[Gulf of Lune]] and west of the [[Blue Mountains]]. The land was traversed by a river which ended on the northern shore of the Gulf; the haven of [[Forlond]] was built there, on its mouths.<ref>{{FR|Map}}</ref> Off its north-western coasts stood the island of [[Himring]], where [[Maedhros]]'s fortress had once stood.<ref>{{UT|Map}}</ref>
  
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==History==
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Prior to the [[Great Battle]] the land of Lindon had been part of [[Ossiriand]]; afterwards the remnant was called Lindon, split into Forlindon and [[Harlindon]] by the newly created Gulf of Lune.<ref>{{S|Rings}}</ref>
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[[Gil-Galad]] lived in Forlindon in the [[Second Age]].<ref>{{App|SA}}</ref>
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==Etymology==
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The name ''Forlindon'' likely means "North Lindon",<ref>{{VT|42a}}, p. 30 (note 47)</ref> apparently derived from ''forn'' ([[Sindarin]]; "right, north") + ''[[Lindon#Etymology|lindon]]''.<ref>[http://www.tolkiendil.com/langues/english/i-lam_arth/compound_sindarin_names Compound Sindarin Names in Middle-earth] at [http://www.tolkiendil.com Tolkiendil.com] (accessed 22 October 2011)</ref>
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Forlindon
Region
General Information
LocationNorth of Gulf of Lune, west of Blue Mountains
TypeRegion
Major townsForlond
InhabitantsElves of Lindon

Forlindon was a name for the northern part of Lindon, north of the Gulf of Lune and west of the Blue Mountains. The land was traversed by a river which ended on the northern shore of the Gulf; the haven of Forlond was built there, on its mouths.[1] Off its north-western coasts stood the island of Himring, where Maedhros's fortress had once stood.[2]

[edit] History

Prior to the Great Battle the land of Lindon had been part of Ossiriand; afterwards the remnant was called Lindon, split into Forlindon and Harlindon by the newly created Gulf of Lune.[3]

Gil-Galad lived in Forlindon in the Second Age.[4]

[edit] Etymology

The name Forlindon likely means "North Lindon",[5] apparently derived from forn (Sindarin; "right, north") + lindon.[6]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, "The West of Middle-earth at the End of the Third Age" [map]
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The West of Middle-earth at the End of the Third Age" [map]
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Second Age"
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Rivers and Beacon-hills of Gondor" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 42, July 2001, p. 30 (note 47)
  6. Compound Sindarin Names in Middle-earth at Tolkiendil.com (accessed 22 October 2011)