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Tower Hills

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Tower Hills
Physical Description
TypeHills
LocationWestern Eriador, west of the Far Downs southeast of the Grey Havens
RealmsArnor, The Shire
InhabitantsElves, Men, then Hobbits
DescriptionA range of hills where the White Towers were built
General Information
Other namesEmyn Beraid
EtymologyS. emyn hill + beraid towers

The Tower Hills (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 Elven towers, the White Towers, the highest of which was called Elostirion, which held a Palantír.[1]

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History

In S.A. 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.[2]

The White Towers upon the Tower Hills were built before the end of the Second Age by Elendil.[3]

In Fo.A. 32 the Westmarch was added to the Shire, making the Tower Hills the new western border of the land. Three years later Thain Peregrin I made Fastred of Greenholm the first Warden of Westmarch. He and his wife Elanor, daughter of Samwise Gamgee, moved to the Tower Hills and founded the town of Undertowers on the eastern slopes.[4]

Portrayal in Adaptations

Image from the game

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.






See also

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Palantíri", Note 2
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Aldarion and Erendis: The Mariner's Wife"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "Later Events Concerning the Members of the Fellowship of the Ring"