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Hither Lands

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The '''Hither Lands''' was a name for [[Middle-earth]]; the lands of mortals as opposed to [[Aman]], the [[Undying Lands]].<ref>{{S|Thingol}}</ref>
 
The '''Hither Lands''' was a name for [[Middle-earth]]; the lands of mortals as opposed to [[Aman]], the [[Undying Lands]].<ref>{{S|Thingol}}</ref>
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On [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]]'s earliest maps of [[Arda]], the term "Hither Lands" was written across both Middle-earth and the southern continent that would eventually contain [[Harad]]. Lacking a definite name for this southern landmass, "Hither Lands" is occasionally used by fans.
 
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The Hither Lands was a name for Middle-earth; the lands of mortals as opposed to Aman, the Undying Lands.[1]

On Tolkien's earliest maps of Arda, the term "Hither Lands" was written across both Middle-earth and the southern continent that would eventually contain Harad. Lacking a definite name for this southern landmass, "Hither Lands" is occasionally used by fans.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Thingol and Melian"