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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.[1]

On Tolkien's earliest maps of Arda, the term "Hither Lands" was written across the entirety of Middle Earth, including 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"