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Morthond

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The '''[[Morthond]]''', also called '''''Blackroot''''', was counted as second of the [[Rivers of Gondor|Seven Rivers of Gondor]], named so because its source was in the dark caverns of the [[Dead Men]].
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'''Morthond''' was the [[Sindarin]] name of the river known as [[Blackroot]] in [[Westron]]
 
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==Etymology==
It began on the southern edges of the [[Dwimorberg]] at the end of the [[Paths of the Dead]] in the [[White Mountains]], then flowing past the ancient fortress of [[Erech]], it went on its long journey south, avoiding the Green Hills of the [[Pinnath Gelin]] while picking up its tributary [[Calenhir]], and entering the sea at [[Edhellond]].
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The name is composed of the elements ''[[morn]]'' "black" and ''[[thond]]'' "root"
 
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[[Aragorn]] and the [[Grey Company]] emerged from the [[Paths of the Dead]] in Morthond's vale and followed the river briefly to Erech on their way to southern [[Gondor]].
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Revision as of 10:30, 11 October 2010

Morthond was the Sindarin name of the river known as Blackroot in Westron

Etymology

The name is composed of the elements morn "black" and thond "root"