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'''Tarlang''' was a legendary [[Giants|giant]].<ref name=RC>[[J.R.R. Tolkien]], ''[[Guide to the Names in The Lord of the Rings|Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings]]'', omitted entry quoted in [[Wayne G. Hammond]], [[Christina Scull]], ''[[The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion]]'', pp. 536-7</ref>
 
'''Tarlang''' was a legendary [[Giants|giant]].<ref name=RC>[[J.R.R. Tolkien]], ''[[Guide to the Names in The Lord of the Rings|Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings]]'', omitted entry quoted in [[Wayne G. Hammond]], [[Christina Scull]], ''[[The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion]]'', pp. 536-7</ref>
 
==History==
 
==History==
According to folklore, Tarlang belonged to a group of giants who in "ancient days" were building the [[White Mountains]] in order to prevent [[Men]] from entering the giants' land close by the [[Beleriand|Sea]]. While carrying a heavy load of rocks, Tarlang fatally stumbled and fell on his face, breaking his neck. His corpse was used by the other giants to finish the wall: his remants formed the pass [[Tarlang's Neck]] (from the break in his neck), [[Dol Tarlang]] (consisting of his head), and [[Cûl Veleg]] and [[Cûl Bîn]] (remnants of his load of rocks).<ref name=RC/>
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According to folklore, Tarlang belonged to a group of giants who in "ancient days" were building the [[White Mountains]] in order to prevent [[Men]] from entering the giants' land close by the [[Beleriand|Sea]]. While carrying a heavy load of rocks, Tarlang stumbled and fell on his face, fatally breaking his neck. His corpse was used by the other giants to finish the wall: his remants formed the pass [[Tarlang's Neck]] (from the break in his neck), [[Dol Tarlang]] (consisting of his head), and [[Cûl Veleg]] and [[Cûl Bîn]] (remnants of his load of rocks).<ref name=RC/>
  
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==

Latest revision as of 20:15, 20 February 2013

Tarlang was a legendary giant.[1]

[edit] History

According to folklore, Tarlang belonged to a group of giants who in "ancient days" were building the White Mountains in order to prevent Men from entering the giants' land close by the Sea. While carrying a heavy load of rocks, Tarlang stumbled and fell on his face, fatally breaking his neck. His corpse was used by the other giants to finish the wall: his remants formed the pass Tarlang's Neck (from the break in his neck), Dol Tarlang (consisting of his head), and Cûl Veleg and Cûl Bîn (remnants of his load of rocks).[1]

[edit] Etymology

The name Tarlang is glossed as "stiff neck", consisting of tarch ("stiff, tough") + lang ("neck").[1][2]

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings, omitted entry quoted in Wayne G. Hammond, Christina Scull, The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, pp. 536-7
  2. Didier Willis, "Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary" , Jrrvf.com (accessed 20 February 2013)
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