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| image=[[Image:White_Towers.jpg|250px]]
 
| name=Tower Hills
 
| name=Tower Hills
| image=[[File:Ted Nasmith - The White Towers.jpg|250px]]
 
| caption="The White Towers" by [[Ted Nasmith]]
 
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| othernames=Emyn Beraid
 
| othernames=Emyn Beraid
| location=Western [[Eriador]], west of the [[Far Downs]] south-east of the [[Grey Havens]]
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| etymology=S. ''[[amon|emyn]]'' hill + ''[[barad|beraid]]'' towers
 
| type=Hills
 
| type=Hills
| description=A range of hills where the [[White Towers]] were built
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| location=Western [[Eriador]], west of the [[Far Downs]] southeast of the [[Grey Havens]]
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| inhabitants=[[Elves]], [[Men]], then [[Hobbits]]
| towns=[[Undertowers]]<ref>{{App|Later}}</ref>
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| realms=[[Arnor]], [[The Shire]]
| inhabitants=[[Elves]]<br>[[Men]]<br>Later [[Hobbits]]
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| description=A range of hills where the White Towers were built
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The '''Tower Hills''' ([[Sindarin|Sind.]] ''Emyn Beraid'') were a range of hills at the west end of [[Eriador]]. They lay east of [[Grey Havens|Mithlond]], the Grey Havens of [[Lindon]], and west of the [[White Downs]], of old the border of [[the Shire]].
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The '''Tower Hills''' ([[Sindarin|Sind.]] ''Emyn Beraid'') were a range of hills at the west end of [[Eriador]]. They lay east of [[Mithlond]], the Grey Havens of [[Lindon]], and west of the [[White Downs]], of old the border of [[the Shire]].
High upon the Tower Hills stood three tall [[Elves|Elven]] towers, the [[White Towers]], the highest of which was called ''[[Elostirion]]'', which held a ''[[Palantíri|Palantír]]''.<ref>{{UT|Palantiri}}, Note 2</ref>
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High upon the Tower Hills stood three tall [[Elves|Elven]] towers, the [[White Towers]], the highest of which was called ''[[Elostirion]]'', which held a [[Palantíri|Palantír]].<ref>{{UT|Palantiri}}, Note 2</ref>
 
==History==
 
==History==
Although [[Gil-galad]]'s kingdom didn't have clear bounds south of the [[Lune]], the [[Elves of Lindon]] maintained an outpost there.<ref>{{PM|Atani}}</ref>
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In {{SA|600}}, when the first ship of the [[Númenoreans]] sailed up the [[Gulf of Lune]] there was a meeting between the men from the sea and their distant kinsmen in the Tower Hills.<ref>{{UT|Wife}}</ref>
  
In {{SA|600}}, when the first ship of the [[Númenóreans]] sailed up the [[Gulf of Lune]] there was a meeting between the men from the sea and their [[Middle Men|distant kinsmen]] in the Hills.<ref>{{UT|Wife}}</ref>
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The White Towers upon the Tower Hills were built before the end of the [[Second Age]] by [[Elendil]].<ref>{{S|Rings}}</ref>
 
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The White Towers upon the Tower Hills were built before the end of the [[Second Age]] by [[Gil-galad]] for his friend [[Elendil]].<ref>{{S|Rings}}</ref>
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During the [[Third Age]], [[Wandering Companies|bands of Elves]] would go in pilgrimage to Elostirion in order to have a glimpse of the West through the [[Elostirion-stone]].<ref>{{FR|Three}}</ref> The Stone remained in its tower until the end of the Age; it was then taken back into the West.<ref>{{RK|Havens}}</ref>
 
During the [[Third Age]], [[Wandering Companies|bands of Elves]] would go in pilgrimage to Elostirion in order to have a glimpse of the West through the [[Elostirion-stone]].<ref>{{FR|Three}}</ref> The Stone remained in its tower until the end of the Age; it was then taken back into the West.<ref>{{RK|Havens}}</ref>
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[[File:Ted Nasmith - The End of the Age.jpg|thumb|left|[[Ted Nasmith]] - ''The End of the Age'']]
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In {{FoA|32}} the [[Westmarch]] was added to [[the Shire]], making the Tower Hills the new western border of the land.  Three years later [[Thain]] [[Peregrin Took|Peregrin I]] made [[Fastred of Greenholm]] the first Warden of Westmarch.  He and his wife [[Elanor Gardner|Elanor]], daughter of [[Samwise Gamgee]],  moved to the Tower Hills and founded the town of [[Undertowers]] on the eastern slopes.<ref>{{App|Later}}</ref>
  
In {{FoA|31}} the [[Westmarch]] was added to [[the Shire]], making the Tower Hills the new western border of the land. Three years later [[Thain]] [[Peregrin Took|Peregrin I]] made [[Fastred of Greenholm]] the first Warden of Westmarch. He and his wife [[Elanor Gardner|Elanor]], daughter of [[Samwise Gamgee]], moved to the Tower Hills and founded the town of [[Undertowers]] on the eastern slopes.<ref>{{App|Later}}</ref>
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==Portrayal in Adaptations==
 
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[[File:WiMe-White Towers-1-.png|thumb|Image from the game]]
==Portrayal in adaptations==  
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[[File:War in Middle Earth - The White Towers.png|thumb|left|A screenshot from ''[[J.R.R. Tolkien's War in Middle Earth]]'']]
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'''1988: ''[[J.R.R. Tolkien's War in Middle Earth]]'':'''
 
'''1988: ''[[J.R.R. Tolkien's War in Middle Earth]]'':'''
:The Towers Hills are one of the battlegrounds in this game. The [[White Towers]] can be seen at the background of the map.
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:The Towers Hills are one of the battlegrounds in this game. The [[White Towers]] can be seen at the background of the map.  
 
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==Etymology==
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The name ''Emyn Beraid'' is [[Sindarin]] from ''[[amon|emyn]]'' ("hill") and ''[[barad|beraid]]'' ("towers").<ref>{{webcite|author=Paul Strack|articleurl=http://eldamo.org/content/words/word-2710061993.html|articlename=S. ''Emyn Beraid'' loc.|dated=|website=Eldamo|accessed=1 November 2019}}</ref>
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==See also==
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* [[:Category:Images of Tower Hills|Images of Tower Hills]]
 
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[[Category:Hills]]
 
[[Category:Eriador]]
 
[[Category:Eriador]]
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