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A harbour that lay on the northern shore of the [[Gulf of Lhûn]], in the [[Elvish]] land of [[Forlindon]]. Its precise location is open to question. In [[Appendix A]] to [[The Lord of the Rings]], there's an account of the arrival of the [[Gondorians|Gondorian]] general [[Eärnur]] in [[Lindon]], where we're told that his ships filled the Forlond. That account strongly suggests that the harbour represented no more than the northern part of [[Mithlond]], the [[Grey Havens]]. According to the maps that accompany The Lord of the Rings, though, the Forlond was placed some two hundred miles to the west of the Havens, at the mouth of the Gulf of Lhûn.  
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'''Forlond''' was a harbour that lay on the northern shore of the [[Gulf of Lune|Gulf of Lhûn]], in the [[Elves|Elvish]] land of [[Forlindon]]. It had an equivalent on the southern shore: the [[Harlond (Lindon)|Harlond]].
  
Whichever of these alternatives is correct, we can be sure that it lay on the northern shore of the Gulf, because the name Forlond is derived from the Elvish for 'north haven'. It had an equivalent on the southern shore, too: the Harlond or 'south haven'.
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Its precise location is open to question. There exists an account of the arrival of the [[Gondorians|Gondorian]] general [[Eärnur]] in [[Lindon]], where we are told that his ships filled the Forlond.<ref>{{HM|AA}}</ref> That account suggests that the harbour represented no more than the northern part of the [[Grey Havens]]. According to the maps that accompany ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'', though, the Forlond was placed some two hundred miles to the west of the Havens, at the mouth of the Gulf of Lhûn.<ref>{{FR|Map}}</ref>
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==Etymology==
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The [[Elvish]] name ''Forlond'' likely means "north haven", deriving from ''forn'' ("north") + ''[[lond]]'' ("haven(s)").{{fact}}
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*[[Harlond (Lindon)]]
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Revision as of 02:19, 31 March 2013

Forlond was a harbour that lay on the northern shore of the Gulf of Lhûn, in the Elvish land of Forlindon. It had an equivalent on the southern shore: the Harlond.

Its precise location is open to question. There exists an account of the arrival of the Gondorian general Eärnur in Lindon, where we are told that his ships filled the Forlond.[1] That account suggests that the harbour represented no more than the northern part of the Grey Havens. According to the maps that accompany The Lord of the Rings, though, the Forlond was placed some two hundred miles to the west of the Havens, at the mouth of the Gulf of Lhûn.[2]

Etymology

The Elvish name Forlond likely means "north haven", deriving from forn ("north") + lond ("haven(s)").[source?]

See also

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, "The West of Middle-earth at the End of the Third Age" [map]