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'''Mithrim''' was a land of [[Beleriand]] in [[Middle-earth]]. Mithrim is also the name of the [[North Sindarin]] (q.v.)
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|location=Southeast corner of [[Hithlum]]
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'''Mithrim''' was a region of [[Beleriand]] in [[Middle-earth]], the southeast part of [[Hithlum]], bordering [[Dor-lómin]] to the west, from which it was divided by the '''Mountains of Mithrim'''.<ref>{{S|Map}}</ref> Mithrim's climate was the same as Hithlum's; the air was cool and the winter was cold but it was a fair land.<ref name="Beleriand">{{S|Beleriand}}</ref>  Swans were frequently seen in the pools of the land.<ref>{{UT|Tuor}}</ref>
  
Mithrim formed a part of [[Hithlum]], and was the south-western corner of it, bordering [[Dor-lómin]] to the east, from which it was divided by the '''Mountains of Mithrim'''. Mithrim's climate was the same as Hithlum's; the air was cool and the winters was cold but it was a fair land.
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==History==
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When the [[Noldor]] returned to Middle-earth the host of [[Fëanor]] camped upon the northern shore of [[Lake Mithrim]]. [[Morgoth]] sent a host of [[Orcs]] through the [[Ered Wethrin]] to attack the newcomers and thus upper Mithrim was the scene of the [[Dagor-nuin-Giliath]].
  
The [[Noldor]] dwelt here for a while until their feud was healed, and they removed to other lands. Mithrim was also home to [[Sindar|Sindarin Elves]], who soon mingled with the Noldor after they had learned [[Sindarin]].
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The Noldor met the [[Grey-elves]] in Mithrim and learned from them of King [[Thingol]] and tidings of what had transpired during their stay in [[Valinor]]. At the rising of the [[Sun]] the host of [[Fingolfin]] marched into Mithrim. After approaching [[Angband]] Fingolfin's host returned to Mithrim and camped upon the northern shore of Lake Mithrim.  However, due to the rift between Fingolfin's people and the followers of Fëanor, Fingolfin relocated to the southern shores of the lake.<ref>{{S|Return}}</ref>
  
Later in the [[First Age]] Mithrim was ruled by [[Fingolfin]], as it formed the most densely populated part of Hithlum.
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Later in the [[First Age]] Mithrim was ruled by [[Fingolfin]], as it formed the most densely populated part of Hithlum.<ref name="Beleriand"/> However, after the [[Nirnaeth Arnoediad]] Morgoth overran Mithrim and all of Hithlum and afterwards turned the land over to the [[Easterlings]].<ref>{{S|Turin}}</ref>  In the winter of the year of the Nirnaeth [[Rían]] gave birth to [[Tuor]] in the wilds of Mithrim.<ref>{{S|Gondolin}}</ref>
  
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Revision as of 11:56, 18 December 2012

The name Mithrim refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Mithrim (disambiguation).
Hithlum-map.jpg
Mithrim
Physical Description
TypeRegion
LocationSoutheast corner of Hithlum
RealmsRuled by Fingolfin
DescriptionCool yet fair land
General Information
EventsDagor-nuin-Giliath
Birth of Tuor

Mithrim was a region of Beleriand in Middle-earth, the southeast part of Hithlum, bordering Dor-lómin to the west, from which it was divided by the Mountains of Mithrim.[1] Mithrim's climate was the same as Hithlum's; the air was cool and the winter was cold but it was a fair land.[2] Swans were frequently seen in the pools of the land.[3]

History

When the Noldor returned to Middle-earth the host of Fëanor camped upon the northern shore of Lake Mithrim. Morgoth sent a host of Orcs through the Ered Wethrin to attack the newcomers and thus upper Mithrim was the scene of the Dagor-nuin-Giliath.

The Noldor met the Grey-elves in Mithrim and learned from them of King Thingol and tidings of what had transpired during their stay in Valinor. At the rising of the Sun the host of Fingolfin marched into Mithrim. After approaching Angband Fingolfin's host returned to Mithrim and camped upon the northern shore of Lake Mithrim. However, due to the rift between Fingolfin's people and the followers of Fëanor, Fingolfin relocated to the southern shores of the lake.[4]

Later in the First Age Mithrim was ruled by Fingolfin, as it formed the most densely populated part of Hithlum.[2] However, after the Nirnaeth Arnoediad Morgoth overran Mithrim and all of Hithlum and afterwards turned the land over to the Easterlings.[5] In the winter of the year of the Nirnaeth Rían gave birth to Tuor in the wilds of Mithrim.[6]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Map of Beleriand and the Lands to the North"
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Beleriand and its Realms"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Of Tuor and his Coming to Gondolin"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Return of the Noldor"
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Túrin Turambar"
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Tuor and the Fall of Gondolin"