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Taeglin

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==Other versions of the legendarium==
 
==Other versions of the legendarium==
In earlier writings, the river was called '''Teiglin'''. As revealed in the ''[[The History of Middle-earth]]'' series, the rivername should actually have been spelt ''Taeglin'' ("Boundary River"). This was a relatively late change which was not adopted into the published ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', which uses the old name.
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In earlier writings, the river was called '''Teiglin'''. As revealed in the ''[[The History of Middle-earth]]'' series, the rivername should actually have been spelt ''Taeglin'' ("Boundary River"). This was a relatively late change which was not adopted into the published ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', which uses the old name, as does ''[[The Children of Húrin]]''.
  
 
[[Category:Rivers in Beleriand]]
 
[[Category:Rivers in Beleriand]]
 
[[Category:Beleriand]]
 
[[Category:Beleriand]]

Revision as of 15:29, 20 May 2008

The Taeglin was a river in Beleriand, a tributary of Sirion. It rose in the Ered Wethrin and flowed southeast through Brethil to join Sirion on the borders of Doriath. It had two minor tributaries: Celebros and Malduin.

The river could be forded at the Crossings of the Taeglin, near the western border of Brethil. A road ran through it from Nargothrond to Minas Tirith.

Other versions of the legendarium

In earlier writings, the river was called Teiglin. As revealed in the The History of Middle-earth series, the rivername should actually have been spelt Taeglin ("Boundary River"). This was a relatively late change which was not adopted into the published The Silmarillion, which uses the old name, as does The Children of Húrin.