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It formed the southern border of the contested land of [[Harondor]], South Gondor, and as such formed the southern border of [[Dúnedain]] influence. South of the Harnen lay the land of [[Near Harad]].
 
It formed the southern border of the contested land of [[Harondor]], South Gondor, and as such formed the southern border of [[Dúnedain]] influence. South of the Harnen lay the land of [[Near Harad]].
  
A good 600 [[Númenóreans|Númenórean]] miles long, it began in the [[Ephel Dúath]] of [[Mordor]] and then flowed sout-west for about 350 miles, when it bent west and sped to [[Belegaer]], which it entered in a wide delta. The Great South Road into [[Harad]] crossed the Harnen shortly after it bent westwards. This road was used by [[Sauron]]'s followers later in the [[Third Age]].
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A good 600 [[Númenóreans|Númenórean]] miles long, it began in the [[Ephel Dúath]] of [[Mordor]] and then flowed sout-west for about 350 miles, when it bent west and sped to [[Belegaer]], which it entered in a wide delta. The Great South Road into [[Harad]] crossed the Harnen shortly after it bent westwards.<ref>{{UT|Map}}</ref> This road was used by [[Sauron]]'s followers later in the [[Third Age]].
 
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Revision as of 11:03, 9 November 2012

Harnen, Sindarin for "South Water", was a river south of Gondor.

It formed the southern border of the contested land of Harondor, South Gondor, and as such formed the southern border of Dúnedain influence. South of the Harnen lay the land of Near Harad.

A good 600 Númenórean miles long, it began in the Ephel Dúath of Mordor and then flowed sout-west for about 350 miles, when it bent west and sped to Belegaer, which it entered in a wide delta. The Great South Road into Harad crossed the Harnen shortly after it bent westwards.[1] This road was used by Sauron's followers later in the Third Age.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The West of Middle-earth at the End of the Third Age" [map]