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Tarlang's Neck

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Tarlang was originally the name for a long, mountainous spur of the southern [[White Mountains]], thrusting out between the [[Blackroot Vale]] to the west and the land of [[Lamedon]] to the east. Where this spur met its parent range, between the sources of the [[Blackroot]] and [[Ciril]] rivers, a gap formed between the mountains to the north and the south, providing a pass between [[Erech]] and [[Lamedon]]. This was '''Tarlang's Neck''', and it formed part of the route by which [[Aragorn II|Aragorn]] led the [[Army of the Dead]] on their journey to the relief of [[Minas Tirith in Gondor|Minas Tirith]] in the [[War of the Ring]].
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'''Tarlang's Neck''' was a pass between [[Erech]] and [[Lamedon]] formed by [[Tarlang]] (the long, mountainous spur of the southern [[White Mountains]], thrusting out between the [[Blackroot Vale]] to the west and the land of [[Lamedon]] to the east) and its parent range, between the sources of the [[Blackroot]] and [[Ciril]] rivers
  
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A local legend among the [[Pre-Númenórean|indigenous people]] of [[Gondor]] told of [[giants]] and one of them called Stiff-neck who tripped and broke his neck. The other giants did not clean up his body, which became incorporated in the land instead. The giant's neck became Tarlang's Neck, his head [[Dol Tarlang]], and the stones he was carrying [[Cûl Veleg]] and [[Cûl Bîn]].<ref>[[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]]'', page 536-7</ref>
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Tarlang's Neck formed part of the route by which [[Aragorn II|Aragorn]] led the [[Army of the Dead]] on their journey to the relief of [[Minas Tirith in Gondor|Minas Tirith]] in the [[War of the Ring]].
 
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Revision as of 00:03, 19 April 2009

Tarlang's Neck was a pass between Erech and Lamedon formed by Tarlang (the long, mountainous spur of the southern White Mountains, thrusting out between the Blackroot Vale to the west and the land of Lamedon to the east) and its parent range, between the sources of the Blackroot and Ciril rivers

A local legend among the indigenous people of Gondor told of giants and one of them called Stiff-neck who tripped and broke his neck. The other giants did not clean up his body, which became incorporated in the land instead. The giant's neck became Tarlang's Neck, his head Dol Tarlang, and the stones he was carrying Cûl Veleg and Cûl Bîn.[1]

Tarlang's Neck formed part of the route by which Aragorn led the Army of the Dead on their journey to the relief of Minas Tirith in the War of the Ring.


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