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Harlond (Lindon)

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An [[Elf-haven]] on the southern shores of the [[Gulf of Lhûn]], whose name in fact means 'south-haven'. It precise positioning is open to debate; in [[Appendix A]] to [[The Lord of the Rings]], [[Tolkien]] writes of it as the southern part of the [[Grey Havens]], but the map that accompanies the book shows it as a small inlet about 150 miles west of [[Mithlond]].
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{{disambig-two|the [[Elves|Elven]] port in [[Lindon]]|port of [[Minas Tirith]]|[[Harlond (Gondor)]]}}
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'''Harlond''' was a haven of the [[Elves]] on the southern shores of the [[Gulf of Lune|Gulf of Lhûn]]. It was situated in a small inlet about 150 miles south-west of [[Mithlond]], on the side of [[Harlindon]].<ref>{{FR|Map}}</ref>
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It is told that the fleet of [[Eärnur]], arriving in [[Lindon]] during the [[Angmar War]], filled the harbours of Harlond, [[Forlond]], and the [[Grey Havens]].<ref>{{App|Gondor}}</ref>
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==Etymology==
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The [[Sindarin]]<ref>{{HM|Guide}}, entry ''Harlond''</ref> name ''Harlond'' means means "Southhaven".<ref>{{HM|UI}}, p. 513</ref>
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The name used by [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] on [[First Map of The Lord of the Rings|an early map]] was ''Harlorn''.<ref>{{TI|MI}}, p. 301</ref>
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==See also==
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*[[Forlond]]
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Latest revision as of 17:09, 31 August 2013

This article is about the Elven port in Lindon. For the port of Minas Tirith, see Harlond (Gondor).

Harlond was a haven of the Elves on the southern shores of the Gulf of Lhûn. It was situated in a small inlet about 150 miles south-west of Mithlond, on the side of Harlindon.[1]

It is told that the fleet of Eärnur, arriving in Lindon during the Angmar War, filled the harbours of Harlond, Forlond, and the Grey Havens.[2]

[edit] Etymology

The Sindarin[3] name Harlond means means "Southhaven".[4]

The name used by Tolkien on an early map was Harlorn.[5]

[edit] See also

[edit] 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, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion"
  3. Robert Foster, The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, entry Harlond
  4. 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
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Treason of Isengard, "The First Map of The Lord of the Rings", "Maps I and IA", p. 301