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The '''Vales of Anduin''' was the collective name for the large valley of the [[Anduin]], specifically the part east of the [[Misty Mountains]]. It is where the [[Gladden River]] meets the Anduin and form the [[Gladden Fields]].
 
The '''Vales of Anduin''' was the collective name for the large valley of the [[Anduin]], specifically the part east of the [[Misty Mountains]]. It is where the [[Gladden River]] meets the Anduin and form the [[Gladden Fields]].
  
In the [[First Age]], the [[Teleri]] who were too afraid to cross the [[Misty Mountains]] stopped there. They became the [[Nandor]] and their leader was [[Lenwe]]. Later they left the Vales for the west or became the [[Elves of Mirkwood]] or the [[Galadhrim]].
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In the [[First Age]], the [[Teleri]] who were too afraid to cross the [[Misty Mountains]] stopped there. They became the [[Nandor]] and their leader was [[Lenwe]].<ref>{{S|Captivity}}</ref> Later they were joined by the [[Avari]] who came west, but eventually they left the Vales for the west or became the [[Elves of Mirkwood]] or the [[Galadhrim]].
  
 
After the disastrous [[Battle of the Plains]], some [[Northmen]] were gathereed under the leadership of [[Marhwini]] son of [[Marhari]], who led them north between Anduin and Mirkwood, eventually settling in the [[Vales of Anduin]] between the [[Carrock]] and the [[Gladden Fields]].<ref>{{UT|Cirion}}, (i) ''The Northmen and the Wainriders'', note 8</ref>  They were joined by many fugitives who came through Mirkwood.  This was the birth of the [[Éothéod]].
 
After the disastrous [[Battle of the Plains]], some [[Northmen]] were gathereed under the leadership of [[Marhwini]] son of [[Marhari]], who led them north between Anduin and Mirkwood, eventually settling in the [[Vales of Anduin]] between the [[Carrock]] and the [[Gladden Fields]].<ref>{{UT|Cirion}}, (i) ''The Northmen and the Wainriders'', note 8</ref>  They were joined by many fugitives who came through Mirkwood.  This was the birth of the [[Éothéod]].
  
Sometime during the [[Third Age]] the [[Hobbits]] migrated to the Vales of Anduin and it is their first known location when they left for the west and begun their [[Wandering Days]]. When [[Angmar]] threatened [[Eriador]], some of the [[Stoors]] would return to the east and settled in the Gladden Fields.
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Sometime during the [[Third Age]] the [[Hobbits]] migrated to the Vales of Anduin and it is their first known location when they left for the west and begun their [[Wandering Days]]. When [[Angmar]] threatened [[Eriador]], some of the [[Stoors]] would return to the east and settled in the Gladden Fields.<ref>{{App|TA}}</ref>
  
 
The Vales were a fair and fertile land but in the later years they were affected by the shadow of [[Dol Guldur]].
 
The Vales were a fair and fertile land but in the later years they were affected by the shadow of [[Dol Guldur]].
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In the later years before the [[War of the Ring]], the Vales were inhabited by the [[Beornings]].<ref>{{FR|Meetings}}</ref>
 
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The Vales of Anduin was the collective name for the large valley of the Anduin, specifically the part east of the Misty Mountains. It is where the Gladden River meets the Anduin and form the Gladden Fields.

In the First Age, the Teleri who were too afraid to cross the Misty Mountains stopped there. They became the Nandor and their leader was Lenwe.[1] Later they were joined by the Avari who came west, but eventually they left the Vales for the west or became the Elves of Mirkwood or the Galadhrim.

After the disastrous Battle of the Plains, some Northmen were gathereed under the leadership of Marhwini son of Marhari, who led them north between Anduin and Mirkwood, eventually settling in the Vales of Anduin between the Carrock and the Gladden Fields.[2] They were joined by many fugitives who came through Mirkwood. This was the birth of the Éothéod.

Sometime during the Third Age the Hobbits migrated to the Vales of Anduin and it is their first known location when they left for the west and begun their Wandering Days. When Angmar threatened Eriador, some of the Stoors would return to the east and settled in the Gladden Fields.[3]

The Vales were a fair and fertile land but in the later years they were affected by the shadow of Dol Guldur.

In the later years before the War of the Ring, the Vales were inhabited by the Beornings.[4]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Coming of the Elves and the Captivity of Melkor"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan", (i) The Northmen and the Wainriders, note 8
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "Many Meetings"