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Nan Elmoth

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The dark and ancient woods on the banks of the River [[Celon]] in [[East Beleriand]]. It was here that [[Thingol]] met with [[Melian]], and many years later the forest became the home of [[Eöl]] the [[Dark Elf]].
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'''Nan Elmoth''' was the forest in [[Beleriand]] east of [[Doriath]] and south of the [[River Celon]].
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[[Melian]] enchanted [[Thingol]] in Nan Elmoth, before they founded the realm of Doriath.  Later the trees grew to be the tallest and darkest in Beleriand, blocking the sun entirely from the forest floor, and [[Eöl]] the Dark Elf dwelt there. Nan Elmoth was held to be part of Doriath, and Eöl paid Thingol with the black sword [[Gurthang]] as a fee for living there.

Revision as of 18:03, 22 October 2005

Nan Elmoth was the forest in Beleriand east of Doriath and south of the River Celon.

Melian enchanted Thingol in Nan Elmoth, before they founded the realm of Doriath. Later the trees grew to be the tallest and darkest in Beleriand, blocking the sun entirely from the forest floor, and Eöl the Dark Elf dwelt there. Nan Elmoth was held to be part of Doriath, and Eöl paid Thingol with the black sword Gurthang as a fee for living there.