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Harlond (Gondor)

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This article is about the port of Minas Tirith. For the Elven port in Lindon, see Harlond (Lindon).
Harlond
Physical Description
TypeHarbor
LocationWest bank of Anduin a few miles south of Minas Tirith
RealmsGondor
InhabitantsMen
DescriptionThe quays and docks for river traffic to Minas Tirith
General Information
EventsArrival of Aragorn at the Battle of Pelennor Fields

Harlond was the port and docks of the city of Minas Tirith, used by river traffic from the southern regions of Gondor. It lay 3-4 miles[1] to the south of the city, where its fortifications ran alongside the great outlying wall of the Rammas Echor.[2]

On 15 March T.A. 3019[3] Aragorn and his followers in the fleet from the south landed at Harlond and swept north into the Battle of Pelennor Fields.[4]

[edit] Etymology

The Sindarin[5] name Harlond means means "Southhaven".[6]

[edit] References

  1. Robert Foster, The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, p. 189, entry "Harnen"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "Minas Tirith"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Great Years"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Battle of the Pelennor Fields"
  5. Robert Foster, The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, entry Harlond
  6. 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. 513