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'''Ringló''' ([[Sindarin|S.]] "cold fenland") was an important river of the southern regions of [[Gondor]]. It rose in the [[White Mountains]] above [[Lamedon]], and flowed southwestwards for some 200 miles before it met the sea. Near its mouth was the ancient [[Elf-haven]] of [[Edhellond]], and it marked the border between [[Anfalas]] to the west and [[Belfalas]] to the east. In a later note, Tolkien said the river was first called ''Ringnen'', but its name was changed after the lake that formed at its source at seasons of snowmelting.
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The '''Ringló''' ([[Sindarin|S.]]"cold fenland") was an important river of the central regions of [[Gondor]]. It arose in the [[White Mountains]] in a valley in the eastern part of [[Lamedon]] and flowed southwest for some 200 miles<ref name="RKmap">{{RK|Map}}</ref> before joining the [[Morthond]]<ref>{{UT|Map}}</ref> near [[Cobas Haven]].<ref name="Map2">{{WR|3|XIV}}, West</ref>  The [[Ciril]] was a major tributary of the Ringló that entered it from the north.<ref name="RKmap"/>
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==History==
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Near the confluence of the Ringló and the Morthond was the ancient Elf-haven of [[Edhellond]].  This refuge had been founded at the beginning of the [[Second Age]] by a remnant of [[Elves]] from [[Doriath]].<ref>{{UT|Galadriel}}, ''Amroth and Nimrodel''</ref>  When first discovered by the [[Númenóreans]]the river was named ''Ringnen'' ("cold water"); later changed to Ringló when its upper reaches were explored.
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After the founding of [[Gondor]],the Ringló served as the boundary between [[Anfalas]] to the west and [[Belfalas]] to the east.<ref name="RKmap"/>
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At the time of the [[War of the Ring]] the lord of [[Ringló Vale]] was [[Dervorin]].  His son marched to [[Minas Tirith]] with a company of three hundred men to aid in the city's defense.<ref>{{RK|V1}}</ref> On [[10 March]] {{TA|3019}} [[Aragorn]], [[Gimli]], [[Legolas]], the [[Grey Company]], and the [[Oathbreakers|Army of the Dead]] crossed the Ringló on their way from [[Erech]] to [[Pelargir]].<ref>{{App|Great}}</ref>
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==Etymology==
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The name ''Ringló'' was composed of the elements ''Ring'', meaning "cold, chill",<ref>{{S|Appendix}}, ''ring''</ref> and ''ló'' (earlier ''loga''), meaning "fenland".<ref>{{UT|6d}}</ref> The second element referred to the fact that at its source the Ringló came from a shallow lake fed by a high snowfield in the White Mountains.<ref>{{UT|Index}}, ''Ringló''</ref>
  
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==Other Versions of the Legendarium==
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The course and placement of the Ringló varied greatly as [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] wrote ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]''.  In the First Map of [[Middle-earth]] the Ringló flowed to the sea and the Morthond was set well west of it (and [[Dol Amroth]] was far to the west of both).<ref>{{TI|MIII}}</ref> When he developed Outline VI for Book V in ''[[The Return of the King]]'' he drew a map that showed the Morthond east of the Ringló and the Ringló mostly flowed south to the Sea.<ref>{{WR|3|II}}</ref>  When Tolkien made the detailed Second Map there were four rivers – [[Calenhir]], Morthond, Kiril (later Ciril), and Ringló – that flowed independently until they all met just before exiting into Cobas Haven.<ref name="Map2"/>
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Revision as of 04:45, 13 November 2012

Ringló
Physical Description
TypeRiver
LocationBetween Anfalas and Belfalas in Gondor, south of the White Mountains
RealmsGondor
InhabitantsElves, Gondorians
DescriptionSouthwest flowing river known for its cold waters
General Information
EventsAragorn's ride to Pelargir

The Ringló (S."cold fenland") was an important river of the central regions of Gondor. It arose in the White Mountains in a valley in the eastern part of Lamedon and flowed southwest for some 200 miles[1] before joining the Morthond[2] near Cobas Haven.[3] The Ciril was a major tributary of the Ringló that entered it from the north.[1]

History

Near the confluence of the Ringló and the Morthond was the ancient Elf-haven of Edhellond. This refuge had been founded at the beginning of the Second Age by a remnant of Elves from Doriath.[4] When first discovered by the Númenóreansthe river was named Ringnen ("cold water"); later changed to Ringló when its upper reaches were explored.

After the founding of Gondor,the Ringló served as the boundary between Anfalas to the west and Belfalas to the east.[1]

At the time of the War of the Ring the lord of Ringló Vale was Dervorin. His son marched to Minas Tirith with a company of three hundred men to aid in the city's defense.[5] On 10 March T.A. 3019 Aragorn, Gimli, Legolas, the Grey Company, and the Army of the Dead crossed the Ringló on their way from Erech to Pelargir.[6]

Etymology

The name Ringló was composed of the elements Ring, meaning "cold, chill",[7] and (earlier loga), meaning "fenland".[8] The second element referred to the fact that at its source the Ringló came from a shallow lake fed by a high snowfield in the White Mountains.[9]

Other Versions of the Legendarium

The course and placement of the Ringló varied greatly as J.R.R. Tolkien wrote The Lord of the Rings. In the First Map of Middle-earth the Ringló flowed to the sea and the Morthond was set well west of it (and Dol Amroth was far to the west of both).[10] When he developed Outline VI for Book V in The Return of the King he drew a map that showed the Morthond east of the Ringló and the Ringló mostly flowed south to the Sea.[11] When Tolkien made the detailed Second Map there were four rivers – Calenhir, Morthond, Kiril (later Ciril), and Ringló – that flowed independently until they all met just before exiting into Cobas Haven.[3]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "Map of Rohan, Gondor, and Mordor"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The West of Middle-earth at the End of the Third Age" [map]
  3. 3.0 3.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Ring, "Part Three: Minas Tirith", "The Second Map", West
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The History of Galadriel and Celeborn", Amroth and Nimrodel
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "Minas Tirith"
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Great Years"
  7. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names", ring
  8. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The History of Galadriel and Celeborn", "Appendix D: The Port of Lond Daer"
  9. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, Index, Ringló
  10. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Treason of Isengard, "The First Map of The Lord of the Rings", "Maps IIIA and III"
  11. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Ring, "Part Three: Minas Tirith", "Book Five Begun and Abandoned"