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'''Sarn Athrad''' was the stony ford of the River [[Gelion]] across which the [[Dwarf-road of Beleriand|Dwarf-road]] from the [[Blue Mountains]] entered [[East Beleriand]].
 
'''Sarn Athrad''' was the stony ford of the River [[Gelion]] across which the [[Dwarf-road of Beleriand|Dwarf-road]] from the [[Blue Mountains]] entered [[East Beleriand]].
  

Revision as of 18:57, 10 January 2011

This article is about a ford in Beleriand. For the ford near the Shire, see Sarn Ford.

Sarn Athrad was the stony ford of the River Gelion across which the Dwarf-road from the Blue Mountains entered East Beleriand.

It was here that the Battle of Sarn Athrad took place between the Elves and Dwarves of Nogrod.

Sarn Athrad means "Ford of Stones" or "stony ford" in Sindarin (sarn + athrad).[1][2][3]

Portrayal in adaptations

1982-97: Middle-earth Role Playing:

Sarn Athrad (S. "Stony Ford") is an abandoned ford on what remains of the Gelion in Forlindon. It was replaced by Edenathrad (S. "New ford") a little north, and a small village has been constructed nearby.[4]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Index of Names"
  2. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 163
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings" in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 775
  4. Jeff J. Erwin, Oliver Schick (1990s), Lindon (unpublished manuscripts), "Lindon Gazetteer: Geleidhien"