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The '''Helcaraxë''' (pron. [[Noldorin|N]] {{IPA|[ˌhelkaˈrakse]}}, [[Vanyarin|V]] {{IPA|[ˌxelkaˈrakse]}}) was the perilous icy wastes that formerly lay between [[Aman]] and [[Middle-earth]] in the north of the world. [[Fingolfin]] and his people made their way into [[Middle-earth]] across the treacherous wastes of the Helcaraxë at the beginning of the [[First Age]].
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The '''Helcaraxë''' (pron. [[Noldorin|N]] {{IPA|[ˌhelkaˈrakse]}}, [[Vanyarin|V]] {{IPA|[ˌxelkaˈrakse]}}) was the perilous icy wastes that formerly lay between [[Aman]] and [[Middle-earth]] in the far north of the world. [[Fingolfin]] and his people made their way into [[Middle-earth]] across the treacherous wastes of the Helcaraxë at the beginning of the [[First Age]].
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A name for this region was also the "Narrow Ice", used by [[Bilbo Baggins]] in his poem [[Song of Eärendil]].<ref>{{FR|II1}}</ref>
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==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
The word is composed of [[Quenya]] ''[[helca]]'' "ice" and ''[[caraxe]]'' "jagged hedge of spikes" and means "grinding ice".
 
The word is composed of [[Quenya]] ''[[helca]]'' "ice" and ''[[caraxe]]'' "jagged hedge of spikes" and means "grinding ice".
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Revision as of 16:34, 27 March 2011

Fingolfin Leads the Host Across the Helcaraxë by Ted Nasmith.

The Helcaraxë (pron. N [ˌhelkaˈrakse], V [ˌxelkaˈrakse]) was the perilous icy wastes that formerly lay between Aman and Middle-earth in the far north of the world. Fingolfin and his people made their way into Middle-earth across the treacherous wastes of the Helcaraxë at the beginning of the First Age.

A name for this region was also the "Narrow Ice", used by Bilbo Baggins in his poem Song of Eärendil.[1]

Etymology

The word is composed of Quenya helca "ice" and caraxe "jagged hedge of spikes" and means "grinding ice".

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "Many Meetings"