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Methedras

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Methedras
Physical Description
TypeMountain
LocationNorth of Isengard
DescriptionSouthernmost peak of the Misty Mountains
General Information
Other namesLast Mountain[1]

Methedras (Sindarin for "Last Peak") was the southernmost peak of the Misty Mountains.[2] Upon its eastern slopes sprang the Entwash River, which flowed into the western edge of Fangorn Forest, growing about the base of the mountain.[1]

To the south, Methedras stood above Isengard in the valley of Nan Curunír. The sources of the Isen River were upon the mountain.[3] On 3 March T.A. 3019[4] the Ents diverted the waters of the Isen to flow into Isengard, flooding its pits and creating a lake about the tower.[5]

[edit] Other Versions of the Legendarium

In the draft version of "The Riders of Rohan", Methedras was named Methen Amon. This name would be changed to Methendol before the final name of Methedras was adopted.[6]

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "Treebeard"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "The Riders of Rohan"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "The Road to Isengard"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Great Years"
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "Flotsam and Jetsam"
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Treason of Isengard, "The Riders of Rohan", note 18