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Lake Evendim

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Lake Evendim
Physical Description
TypeLake
LocationCentral Eriador, in the Hills of Evendim west of Fornost Erain
RealmsArnor
Arthedain
Reunited Kingdom
InhabitantsElves, Men
DescriptionLarge lake partly encircled by hills
General Information
Other namesNenuial
EtymologyS. nenuial Lake of Twilight
EventsBattle of Fornost

Lake Evendim, or Nenuial ("Lake of Twilight") in Sindarin, was a lake in Middle-earth.

The lake was about 100 miles north of the Shire in northern Eriador. It was approximately 50 miles from north to south and 20 miles east to west[1] and was bounded on the west and south by the Emyn Uial (Hills of Evendim).[2] The Baranduin or Brandywine River flowed out of the lake to the east.[1]

History

It is said that after the War of Wrath both Galadriel and Celeborn crossed into Eriador and lived by Lake Evendim. They departed for Eregion in S.A. 700.[3] In the Second Age there were Men living about Lake Evendim, some of whom met with the Númenóreans when they first sailed back to Middle-earth.[4] After the fall of Númenor Elendil established the capital of Arnor, Annúminas, on the southern shore of the lake.[5] In T.A. 1975[6] the Battle of Fornost was fought on the plain between Lake Evendim and the North Downs.[7]

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The West of Middle-earth at the End of the Third Age" [map]
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, Index, Nenuial
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The History of Galadriel and Celeborn", "Concerning Galadriel and Celeborn"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Aldarion and Erendis: The Mariner's Wife", note 3
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age"
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"
  7. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion"