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'''Parth Galen''' was a green lawn above the [[Falls of Rauros]] at the feet of [[Amon Hen]]. Parth Galen was on the western shore of [[Nen Hithoel]] near the southern end. It was a fair, green sward and its grass was watered by a small spring.  
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'''Parth Galen''' was a green lawn above the [[Rauros|Falls of Rauros]] at the feet of [[Amon Hen]]. Parth Galen was on the western shore of [[Nen Hithoel]] near the southern end. It was a fair, green sward and its grass was watered by a small spring.<ref name="Breaking">{{FR|II10}}</ref>
  
On [[February 25]], 3019, [[Third Age|T.A.]] the [[Fellowship of the Ring|Fellowship]] camps at Parth Galen. The next day, the Fellowship is broken. While the others argue about the route to take, Frodo slips away. Boromir quietly follows. When the others notice, it is too late. Boromir has spooked Frodo by demanding he give him the [[One Ring]] so that he may save his people (those of [[Gondor]]). Merry and Pippin run off to find him but are captured by a group of [[Uruk-hai]] and orcs, including [[Grishnakh]] and [[Ugluk]]. [[Boromir]] is slain defending them. [[Aragorn]], [[Legolas]] and [[Gimli]] bring Boromir's body to Parth Galen. They prepare his body, placing it in a boat with the [[Horn of Gondor]], his sword and the weapons of his slain enemies. They then set the boat adrift on the lake of Nen Hithoel and it goes over the [[Falls of Rauros]]; they then leave Parth Galen in pursuit of [[Meriadoc Brandybuck|Merry]] and [[Peregrin Took|Pippin]]. [[Sam Gamgee|Sam]] had caught up to [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]] at Parth Galen and they set out together across [[Nen Hithoel]] to begin their journey to [[Mordor]]. At first Frodo had stood on the shores of the lake at Parth Galen preparing to go the rest of the journey alone.  
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==History==
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On [[25 February]], {{TA|3019}}, the [[Fellowship of the Ring|Fellowship]] landed and camped at Parth Galen.<ref>{{App|Great}}</ref>  The next day saw the breaking of the Fellowship. [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]] asked for an hour to be alone to decide what to do and left Parth Galen to wander in the woods. [[Boromir]] slipped away, following Frodo to persuade him to go to [[Minas Tirith]] and then attempted to seize [[the One Ring|the Ring]].  The others did not notice Boromir's absence until it was too late; when Boromir returned to Parth Galen and admitted that he had seen Frodo vanish a sense of panic fell upon the company. [[Samwise Gamgee|Sam]], [[Meriadoc Brandybuck|Merry]], and [[Peregrin Took|Pippin]] ran off to find him, followed by [[Legolas]] and [[Gimli]][[Aragorn]] ordered Boromir to follow and guard Merry and Pippin while Aragorn pursued Sam.<ref name="Breaking"/>
  
==[[Etymology]]==
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Aragorn overtook Sam and told him to follow, but the Ranger soon outdistanced the small hobbit.  Sam stopped to think and realized that Frodo had decided to head East by himself.  Figuring that Frodo would need gear Sam correctly reckoned that Frodo would return to Parth Galen for supplies.  Sam raced to the lawn and saw a boat launching itself.  Charging into the water, Sam had to be saved by Frodo who drew him into his boat.  Frodo then agreed that Sam could come with him and allowed his servant to retrieve his own gear.  They then left Parth Galen to head for [[Emyn Muil]].<ref name="Breaking"/>
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In the meantime, Merry and Pippin were captured by a group of [[Uruk-hai]] and orcs, after Boromir had died defending them.  [[Aragorn]], [[Legolas]] and [[Gimli]] brought Boromir's body to Parth Galen where they placed it in a boat with the [[Great Horn|Horn of Gondor]], his sword and the weapons of his slain enemies.  They then set the boat adrift on the lake of Nen Hithoel and it vanished over the [[Rauros|Falls of Rauros]].  The three companions then left Parth Galen in pursuit of Merry and Pippin.<ref>{{TT|III1}}</ref>
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==Etymology==
 
   
 
   
''Parth Galen'' means "Green Sward" in [[Sindarin]] (sward meaning a large open expanse of lawn). ''Parth'' means "field, enclosed grassland" related to path meaning "level space, sward." ''Galen'' (or calen) means "green."
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''Parth Galen'' means "green sward" in [[Sindarin]] (''parth'' "sward" + ''[[calen]]'' "green").<ref>{{HM|UI}}, p. 349</ref>
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Latest revision as of 11:45, 5 May 2014

Parth Galen was a green lawn above the Falls of Rauros at the feet of Amon Hen. Parth Galen was on the western shore of Nen Hithoel near the southern end. It was a fair, green sward and its grass was watered by a small spring.[1]

[edit] History

On 25 February, T.A. 3019, the Fellowship landed and camped at Parth Galen.[2] The next day saw the breaking of the Fellowship. Frodo asked for an hour to be alone to decide what to do and left Parth Galen to wander in the woods. Boromir slipped away, following Frodo to persuade him to go to Minas Tirith and then attempted to seize the Ring. The others did not notice Boromir's absence until it was too late; when Boromir returned to Parth Galen and admitted that he had seen Frodo vanish a sense of panic fell upon the company. Sam, Merry, and Pippin ran off to find him, followed by Legolas and Gimli. Aragorn ordered Boromir to follow and guard Merry and Pippin while Aragorn pursued Sam.[1]

Aragorn overtook Sam and told him to follow, but the Ranger soon outdistanced the small hobbit. Sam stopped to think and realized that Frodo had decided to head East by himself. Figuring that Frodo would need gear Sam correctly reckoned that Frodo would return to Parth Galen for supplies. Sam raced to the lawn and saw a boat launching itself. Charging into the water, Sam had to be saved by Frodo who drew him into his boat. Frodo then agreed that Sam could come with him and allowed his servant to retrieve his own gear. They then left Parth Galen to head for Emyn Muil.[1]

In the meantime, Merry and Pippin were captured by a group of Uruk-hai and orcs, after Boromir had died defending them. Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli brought Boromir's body to Parth Galen where they placed it in a boat with the Horn of Gondor, his sword and the weapons of his slain enemies. They then set the boat adrift on the lake of Nen Hithoel and it vanished over the Falls of Rauros. The three companions then left Parth Galen in pursuit of Merry and Pippin.[3]

[edit] Etymology

Parth Galen means "green sward" in Sindarin (parth "sward" + calen "green").[4]

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "The Breaking of the Fellowship"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Great Years"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "The Departure of Boromir"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Unfinished index for The Lord of the Rings", in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 349