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Swanfleet

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The Swanfleet or Nîn-in-Eilph was a marshy area in Eriador.

Formed where the Glanduin (or "Swanfleet river") joined the Mitheithel (Hoarwell), the Swanfleet was effectively an inland delta, with uncertain streams and a very uncertain difference between land and water.

It strongly resembled the Gladden Fields on the other side of Hithaeglir, and as such many Stoors felt right at home here after their migration into Eriador. These Stoors remained here until the Great Plague nearly wiped them out, and the remainder then went to the South Farthing of the Shire.

Near the Swanfleet was a ford over the Glanduin, from where led a road to the ruins of Ost-in-Edhil, the ruined city of Eregion.

Etymology

The name Nîn-in-Eilph is Sindarin for "water-lands of the Swans".[1]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Rivers and Beacon-hills of Gondor" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 42, July 2001, p. 7